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Water Mediation: Why You Need It

Posted February 27, 2017
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In the Seattle area, rainfall in February alone has reached over 8 inches. This means that we at Crawl Space Cleaning Pros have been very busy with our water mediation services, which help property owners recover from a flood and other water damage.

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Meet our water mediation team!

If you’re an unlucky property owner who has recently experienced water damage from heavy rains, such as crawl space flooding, we can help. We specialize in sump pumps, French drains, and new insulation installation. We also have a very specific process for water removal. Our water mediation services ensure that your home or business is returned to normal ASAP, and that no long-term damage is done.

You might be wondering, though, why you need water mediation at all. “It’s just water – it will dry!” Right? Unfortunately, this is where many property owners go terribly wrong. Water can actually do thousands of dollars worth of damage, even if it’s only an inch or two.

You need water mediation if you’ve had any sort of flooding on your property. Here’s why:

  1. Structures can be compromised. Consider the wooden structure beams in your crawlspace or the framing in your walls. When these are exposed to moisture, especially a flood, that water affects their strength over time. Water damage to wood can cause it to warp, bend, or even break. You don’t want your property’s structure to weaken because a flood was not properly handled!
  1. Insulation loves water. Insulation is designed to keep your home climate-controlled, but it is not easily dried after exposure to moisture. Because of its design, it actually retains water and doesn’t dry easily. As you may know, when water doesn’t dry, it can create mold or mildew. Insulation that isn’t dried properly can harbor that mold or mildew, which can cause health risks to your home. Replacing insulation that has mold is also much more resource-intensive (in time and money) than simply drying or replacing wet insulation.
  1. Sump pumps can prevent a future flood. After we remove the water, dry your property, and ensure that the structures and insulation are not damaged, we can install sump pumps. Sump pumps are motorized pumps inserted into a sump basin, a pit where water collects below the floor of your property. The pump pushes water away from the basin and away from your property. This means that, when heavy rains come, your sump pump will be able to prevent a flood before it happens. French drains can also be added to direct water towards the sump pump, further preventing water seepage from affecting your property.

 

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If you’ve recently had or are currently dealing with flooding in your home or business, call Crawl Space Cleaning Pros today. Not only can we provide immediate water mediation, but we can also install a sump pump to prevent it from happening again. Unfortunately, the damage from flooding won’t go away on its own; call the pros to get the job done right so you can get your life back on track. You’ll also save thousands of dollars, your health, and your property in the process.