Crawl Space Drying >> Water Restoration

I've been a local Water Restoration for 17 years and in the area of the country that I work there are many mobile homes and many prefab houses that have crawlspaces. I have seen every kind of water damage from a burst pipe, to a leaking condensation line and leaking water heaters. I have seen minor cases and I have seen complete floods. I will go over the steps to try to give you an idea of the kind of work that I do on a normal Water Restoration days job.

  1. Let's talk about the pipe burst jobs, there are many kinds of pipes that were used on mobile homes and prefabricated houses. On the older homes they used to use galvanized pipes, the problem was that it wasn't a case of if it will leak, but when it will leak. All galvanized pipes will leak at some point or another, some of these leaks were just little trickles or drips that eventually accumulated into a lot of Water Restoration and some of them were geysers that a good sized chunk of the steel pipe broke loose sending gallons upon gallons of water into the crawlspace. In order to gain access, we had to take all of the skirting off of the mobile home, removed any water damaged insulation and began to Water Restoration the entire area using big air moving fans.
  2. Once the area was thoroughly dried we treated any mold and mildew, sometimes we would have to use special antifungal products because the mold was to well-established. We had to replace any damaged wood that was on the floor of the home, sometimes these mobile home manufacturers will use high density fiber board. If any water gets on this wood it will cause it to swell up, warp and start to disintegrate by separating the layers of wood.
  3. We also check the supports if there is enough water movement it will wash away the soil leaving an area under the home vulnerable from not having any bracing. In some cases of Water Restoration the actual metal framing begins to rust, these homes were not constructed to ever withstand water damage from the crawlspace area. The metal is usually not treated with paint or any other protective measure and they will begin to rust. If left unrestored they will continue to rust weakening the structural integrity of the homes frame.
  4. We checked all of the homes systems like the plumbing to make sure that whatever the piping is braced to is still structurally sound, we check the flooring under the water heater to make sure that there is no water damage and that the floor could still hold up the weight of the heater. We check the heating and air-conditioning unit to make sure that the bracing for it has not been jeopardized in any way. We also look for any electrical issues like wires that are exposed that could've gotten wet from the Water Restoration.

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