Call Us When A Flood Has Caused Damage To Your Colorado Springs Home
Expert Drying In Tough To Reach Areas For Flood Damage In Colorado Springs
In the event of a natural flood, one area of the home that can be especially challenging to restore is the crawlspace. These areas are often the first to be hit by excess water due to their proximity to the ground. They also tend to be closed systems, meaning there is minimal air circulation, which can cause excess water to stagnate creating unpleasant odors throughout the home above.
Homeowners who are worried about crawlspace flood damage in Colorado Springs should seek professional assistance. These narrow chambers often house loose electrical wiring as well as weaker structural elements which can make them extremely hazardous when wet. Our technicians are trained to spot these hazards and have the correct PPE equipment to enter a flooded crawlspace safely.
Usually, SERVPRO uses pumps or rapid air movers to remove excess quantities of water from a structure. Unfortunately due to small access points and limited space inside this equipment often do not fit inside the area. To remedy this issue, SERVPRO can set up tents inside to create smaller drying areas. We can also use thermal imaging cameras to find areas where moisture may be residing helping us to target the right zones, increasing efficiency.
If dehumidifiers do not fit into your crawlspace SERVPRO can use alternative measures to dry the area. Flex hoses are commonly associated with watering your garden, but we use them as a vent to funnel hot air into difficult to reach areas. By attaching a flex hose to a rapid air mover, we can dry your crawlspace without placing equipment inside.
Our final step is to assess the humidity levels. High humidity levels in a closed area, one with little air circulation, creates the ideal conditions for microbial growth and bacteria. Using a thermal hygrometer, we can accurately assess the level of humidity and return it to an average level matching other areas of the home. We can also remove or replace any damaged materials during the flood to get your property back to its preloss state.
Professional restoration services are just a call away. Contact SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes at (719) 434-4626.
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