Boynton Beach Homes Benefit from Water Restoration
SERVPRO Techs Perform Water Repair in Boynton Beach Homes
A Boynton Beach crawlspace in need of water removal often needs extra assistance with trapped moisture, sometimes mold growth and frequently foul odors. It is also crucial to determine the reason for the issue. Common reasons for a wet crawlspace include:
- Poor drainage outside the home
- Inadequate ventilation within the property
- Water cleanup and drying needed due to leaks
SERVPRO handles water damage in a Boynton Beach crawlspace; the technicians diagnose the reason or multiple factors causing the moisture buildup and offer a solution. The first thing for a wet crawlspace is to complete the water removal and dry the space. Crawlspaces have limited space for working within, so in cases where the portable pumps are not a good fit, the techs utilize the power of their vehicle-mounted water extraction equipment. Other needed equipment for handling crawlspace water damage includes:
- Air scrubbers to remove any airborne particulate and dust
- Tools for cleaning mud and dirt from walls
- Drying equipment to dry the space
SERVPRO Ensures Work Is Up To Code
Drying and repairing a crawlspace with water damage should never be a DIY project for a homeowner. There are strict regulations for what can be within this home area. Extension cords for electrical power, garden hoses used for water supply, and ventilation requirements must be met when working this area of the residence. Under the current U.S. HUD and FHA standards need ventilation openings of one square foot for every 150 square feet of space. SERVPRO technicians keep up with the latest municipal codes to ensure every action taken during the water restoration service is within the scope of current regulations for properties.
How Does Encapsulation Work?
The techs handle the interior drying using extraction equipment for the water cleanup as needed. Then SERVPRO techs set up drying tools such as air movers and dehumidification units as the area needs to be under 40% humidity before the encapsulation process begins. The technicians take careful measurements to ensure the space attained drying goals before putting up thick sheets of polyethylene plastic that overlap to avoid any gaps. The result of this action is a crawlspace with an airtight vapor barrier that prevents moisture from affecting the subfloor area. In some cases, the techs may recommend a dehumidification unit to address excess humidity when ventilation issues cannot be otherwise fixed. The addition of a sump pump can assist in spaces in flood zones. Mold damage may also be a part of the overall problem. The techs inspect their work to ensure that the completed job inhibits water from entering the crawlspace from the outside. If there is a humidity elevation within, the dehumidifiers or other equipment can handle it.
Typical Crawlspace Issues Post-Water Damage
There are several problems that water damage can cause typically. Wet, falling insulation can get collected using unique vacuum bags, and if it is fiberglass, it can be dried and reused in some cases. Other types of insulation are not compatible with cleaning, drying, and reuse. Exposure to constant moisture can result in the need to fix or replace rotting subfloors or joists.
SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 861-2537 supports the local Boynton Beach area with professional water damage services. The certified technicians are available around the clock for all types of water cleanup issues.