John's Tip of the Month
The crawlspace flooded... Is this going to be a problem?
It is never good and it needs to be thoroughly inspected to avoid future loses! When doing the inspection you are determining where the water crested in the crawl space. Use the photos as a guild to assess the extent of the damage that may have occurred. If the water is still in the crawl space it needs be extracted to prevent mold growth.
Water levels below the piers and pony walls can create an environment that contributes to microbial growth. Lots of flooding in the crawlspace can occur when a storm is active due to the increase of rain fall, An inspection by a professional to insure that the structure is mold free is recommended.
If the water has drained at the time of the inspection the crawl space should be treated with an antimicrobial to prevent mold growth. Mold can grow in the ducting and insulation.
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