How Do You Remove Water From A Crawl Space?

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How Do You Remove Water From A Crawl Space?

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Water in a crawl space is not good. Damp conditions under a house can lead to swelling of timbers, rot, termites, fungus and a number of other problems. Water in a crawl space is usually the result of flooding, or broken water or sewer pipes. Removal of the water depends in part on how far the majority of the water is from a crawl space, and the amount of water. These steps will guide you through the removal process. Start with a Wet/Dry Shop Vac. It may be necessary to dump the water from the Shop Vac frequently, but an easily-portable Shop Vac is probably your fastest and easiest way to drying out the underside of your home. Buy or rent am immersible water pump with a long drainage hose. This may be your best bet if your problem is severe. Make certain that all filters are in place to remove as much dirt and debris from the pump’s inlet as possible. Immerse the pump into the water. Once the pump is in place, plug it in and switch it on. Make sure that the end of the hose carrying the