Causes of Water in Your Basement or Crawlspace

Have you ever walked into your basement or crawlspace and smelled something musty? Did you notice
water pooling in the area that wasn’t there the last time you were in the space? If so, you need to get to
the bottom of the problem so as to prevent further issues from occurring in your space.

While some causes of water are simple enough to take care of, others can be far more cumbersome and
time-consuming. Something like a window being left open, a washing machine overflowing, or a leaking
pipe can often be taken care of once you address the cause of the problem. If an appliance leaked, there
are detectors that you can get to alert you to a problem before it spirals out of control. Some of the
models on the market will even alert you to water via your phone, so you always know right away
what’s going on in your space.

If the cause of the leak wasn’t related to an appliance, you will need to get to the bottom of the
problem. Maybe a drain got blocked and water couldn’t flow out to your drain field like it should. Make
sure your sump pump is working properly as well. If your sump pump stops working, that could pose a
number of problems for your home. It’s important to get to the root of the problem so you know what
needs to be fixed to start eliminating the water and restoring the damage in your home.

Water in your basement can happen for any number of reasons. Whether it be that the home settled or
shifted or there is a problem with the downspouts, you want to figure out the cause as quickly as
possible to prevent more water from coming inside and further damage from occurring. The longer the
water remains, the higher the chance of mold forming.

To help eliminate water damage in your home, turn to our team of licensed professionals to help you
get back to normal as quickly as possible. Not only do we figure out the cause of the problem, but we
eliminate any damage that has occurred as a result of the water.