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Eliminating Storm Water from Crawl Spaces in Gretna Homes

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

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Extraction and Restoration are Dire Needs After Post-storm Flooding in Gretna. 

Post-storm flooding is not uncommon for Gretna and other communities around New Orleans. With our neighborhoods in the path of some of the worst severe weather events, a suitable solution to likely flooding should be in place, especially for cleaning confined spaces under the house.

Accessing the Confined Space 

While storm damage removal in Gretna homes must begin as quickly as possible, this process starts with evaluating the safest access points to spaces underneath a property. Safety is a constant factor in flood removal and cleanup, from the integrity of impacted building materials to the presence of contaminants.

Ideal Tools for The Limited Space 

Several unique tools can benefit the cleaning and restoration of confined spaces after a flood. Some of these include:

  • Wet Vacuums – Because of their manageable size and attachments, wet vacuums are the ideal choice for water extraction from a crawl space and other confined areas of the house.
  • Low-Profile Centrifugal Air Movers – Air movers are a consistent staple of the drying process for many types of damages that could exist after flooding or water losses. When space is a concern or smaller work areas are engineered with flood cuts, low-profile centrifugal air movers promote fast evaporative drying of the moist environment and materials.

  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers – These machines are ideal for smaller spaces because they can pull out moisture to the unit outside the workspace and exhaust dry air back into the damp confined area to promote further evaporation. 

Can Future Flood Damage Be Prevented? 

Crawl spaces are a common target for flood damage, and many homeowners might assume they are without options. Encapsulation covers all exposed surfaces with polypropylene sheeting and allows for the installation of water diversion and drainage of the affected space to prevent flood recurrences effectively.

Whether it is cleaning up after a flood or helping with encapsulation of this space, our SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank team can help. We are available 24/7 at (504) 348-7526. 

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