Crawl Space Water Removal

What happens when water gets in your crawl space?

Water in a crawl area can remain there for months or even years. Standing water can undermine a home's foundation, destroy wooden beams and joists, and cause mold and mildew problems that affect indoor air quality.

How is water coming into my crawl space?

Water in the crawl area is usually caused by one of three things: a plumbing leak, water seepage from the surrounding soil (often after a heavy storm), or condensation. Rot, mold, energy loss, and insect attraction all result from water vapor (or moisture). These problems aren't only restricted to your crawl space.

Is a wet crawl space a problem?

Any type of wetness or dampness in your crawl space should cause you concern. Dampness frequently lays the setting for a variety of issues, including mold growth, musty odors, pests, water damage, and structural damage. All of these are severe problems that will cost an arm and a leg to fix in the long term.

How long does it take for water to damage foundation?

Mold growth, damage to floors, walls, and electrics, as well as structural difficulties, can all occur within the first 24 hours of a leak or flood.

What happens to sump pump if power goes out?

They are virtually always powered by electricity and will cease pumping water if the power goes out. When this occurs, water continues to flow inside without a way to escape, generating a rapid buildup of water. A sump pump may lose power even if the rest of the house does not.

Can you pour concrete into a crawl space?

A concrete floor can be built in any crawl area that has at least three feet of space and can be constructed by a basement waterproofing specialist. The contractor begins by removing any old plastic and leveling the dirt floor as much as possible.

How do you run a sump pump when the power goes out?

Fill up your generator with gas. Start your generator by plugging in your extension cord. Connect the extension cord to your sump pump and check sure it starts up. Keep an eye on the water level to ensure that everything is working properly.

Will a one time leak cause mold?

People frequently believe that only severe water damage causes mold development. This, however, is not the case.

Is it okay to install a box fan in my crawl space?

To boost air circulation under a crawl area, a basic box fan can be obtained cheaply, but make sure the electrical supply is enough.

Does mold stop growing when dry?

Mold does not dry out and die, but rather remains dormant for a period of time if moisture is not available. This means that it can still grow and proliferate when exposed to wetness. Professional mold cleanup and moisture management can help keep mold at bay.

Do most homeowners insurance policies cover flood damage?

Most basic homeowner's insurance plans exclude flooding induced by extreme weather events such as spring thaw or widespread flooding that originates outside your home. Most plans do not cover backed-up sewers unless you pay an additional fee.

Can I unplug my sump pump overnight?

This is safe if the water level in your sump pit is low enough. To avoid flooding in your basement, try to reconnect it as quickly as possible. This is particularly typical with noisy sump pumps that keep you awake all night.

How much water should a dehumidifier remove in a day?

Most dehumidifiers can remove 30 to 70 pints of water each day. A newly installed dehumidifier is likely to operate continuously, especially in extremely humid weather.


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What is considered sudden and accidental water damage?

Water damage caused by a sudden or inadvertent release or overflow of water or steam from a plumbing, heating, or air conditioning system, or domestic appliance is covered. With most "HO3" policy types, this is normally included up to the policy limitations.

How long can you leave a sump pump off?

Sump pumps can run constantly for six to twenty-four hours, depending on the amount of rain and the quality of your pump. The aftermath of heavy rains or flooding increases the demand on your sump pump to keep your home's low regions dry.

What are the indicators of mold exposure?

Coughing is one of the most prevalent signs of mold exposure. Drip after the nose. Sneezing. Skin that's dry and scaly. Itching in the eyes, nose, or throat. Congestion in the nose.

Can I turn my crawl space into a full basement?

Crawlspaces can be turned into full basements with careful site planning and sufficient drainage. Today's homeowners are looking for low-cost ways to expand their living space. Some homeowners may prefer to renovate rather than build an addition.

How can I improve my foundation drainage?

Directing water away from your foundation is the simplest and easiest technique to improve foundation drainage difficulties. Install water diverters to keep water away from the soil surrounding your foundation. Install at least three-foot-long drain extenders at the bottom of your rain gutters.

Cities We Proudly Service

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Service Areas

Guilford County, NC

  • Browns Summit, NC

  • Climax, NC

  • Colfax, NC

  • Gibsonville, NC

  • Greensboro, NC

  • High Point, NC

  • Jamestown, NC

  • Julian, NC

  • Mc Leansville, NC

  • Oak Ridge, NC

  • Pleasant Garden, NC

  • Sedalia, NC

  • Stokesdale, NC

  • Summerfield, NC

  • Whitsett, NC

Alamance County, NC

  • Alamance, NC

  • Altamahaw, NC

  • Burlington, NC

  • Elon, NC

  • Graham, NC

  • Haw River, NC

  • Mebane, NC

  • Saxapahaw, NC

  • Snow Camp, NC

  • Swepsonville, NC

Forsyth County, NC

  • Belews Creek, NC

  • Bethania, NC

  • Clemmons, NC

  • Kernersville, NC

  • Lewisville, NC

  • Pfafftown, NC

  • Rural Hall, NC

  • Tobaccoville, NC

  • Walkertown, NC

  • Winston Salem, NC

Crawl Space Encapsulation
Crawl Space Vapor Barrier
Crawl Space Mold Removal
Crawl Space Waterproofing
Crawl Space French Drain
Crawl Space Sump Pumps
Crawl Space Cleaning
Crawl Space Insulation
Crawl Space Dehumidifiers
Crawl Space Water Removal
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Contact Information

Phone: 336-707-0498

Address: 4805 Woodcock Dr,

Greensboro, NC 27406

Business Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sat- 7:30 AM -12:00 PM

Sun: Closed



Servicing Greensboro, NC and Nearby Cities

Clean Air solves moisture and mold problems in Greensboro, NC and the surrounding areas by providing crawl space and basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, and foundation repairs.

Related Services in Greensboro, NC

Please see the list of frequently requested services below. If you have a flooded crawl space due to a lack of a french drain or sump pump, we can help. If mold development has occurred in your crawl space as a result of high humidity levels, we will ensure that it remains clean, dry, and healthy!

Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Installation

Installing a vapor barrier in the crawl space is a low-cost solution to moisture control problems. Vapor barriers in the crawl area are used to keep moisture, water, and damp air from entering the home via the floor. This helps to prevent the spread of mold and mildew, which can cause structural damage and make living conditions uncomfortable for your family!

Crawl Space Mold Remediation

Mold removal from the crawl space is one of the most important chores in resolving moisture control issues. Mold may quickly become a major issue in a home, and those that move fast to clean up and treat the situation have a higher chance of keeping it from spreading. If you eliminate the mold before it spreads throughout your home, you will save time and money.

Crawl Space Waterproofing

Crawl Space Waterproofing is a must-have. It not only protects your home from water damage, but it also protects you from the health and safety risks that mold brings!