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Water Damage in a crawlspace

10/23/2019 (Permalink)

Entrance to crawlspace Entrance to crawlspace.

Picture this:  You just bought your first home, and you are absolutely in love with it.  A month goes by and you start to smell something funky.  You discover the source of the smell is coming from the crawlspace, which to date, you have not opened.  You open the hatch door and discover that nearly half your crawlspace below your home is covered in sewage. 

What do you do?

First and foremost, get in contact with your local plumber and have them discover, and fix the source of the water.  Every situation is different, but it cant hurt to call your insurance company to see if you have sewage backup.  Next step...CALL SERVPRO!!

Once we evaluate the situation and make sure it is safe to go into the crawlspace, crews will suit up and head down there to begin the cleanup.  Many times, we have to remove the top layer of soil if the crawlspace is unfinished.  Once that top layer is removed, crews will begin disinfecting anything that came into contact with this dirty water.

When its all said and done, crews will leave drying equipment for a slightly extended time, to dry the rest of the soil.  

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