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Should Flood Water Get Removed from Palm Beach Home Crawlspaces?

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

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Standing water beneath your Palm Beach home can present several risks for the property and its occupants. 

While built to withstand as much of nature's forces as possible, properties in this area do not often have a suitable defense for rapidly developing flood damage. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond fast with mitigation solutions for your property.

Removing Water from the Crawlspace

Flood damage in Palm Beach properties can often be among the most challenging emergencies to handle. With a high volume of potentially contaminated water rushing into the space beneath your property, your crawlspace can contend with direct exposure concerns and degradation with prolonged standing water. Extraction is a critical need that can be challenging in this confined space. Some of the options include:

  • Truck-mount extractors
  • High-pressure pumps
  • Trash pumps
  • Wet vacuums

Muck-Out Cleaning and Mold Treatments

Mud, silt, and unknown solids and contaminants can be a hazardous situation underneath your large home. With many of these properties aging and unkept in the crawlspace, this exposure to harmful substances could spread quickly to impact the living space. Our cleaning technicians can shovel out debris and use wet vacuums to collect as much of the remaining solids as possible. We can coordinate efforts with your insurance carrier to maintain budget guidelines.

Is Crawlspace Encapsulation Worth the Money?

Because we offer a general contractor's license, there is much of the immediate repairs and reconstruction that we can complete immediately following restoration. Crawlspace encapsulation is a coordinated effort to prevent or mitigate flood damage by covering exposed surfaces with plastic sheeting and installing permanent water diversion equipment like sump pumps, drains, and a dehumidifier.

With flooding being a common threat to Palm Beach from surges or torrential rainfall, areas like the crawlspace of coastal homes can quickly become damaged. Our SERVPRO of Central Palm Beach team responds quickly to these emergencies (561) 588-9777.