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Who prayed for rain?

2/27/2019 (Permalink)

Rain, Rain, Go AWAY!

2018 was the wettest year on record for North Carolina, with an astounding 59.2” of rain as of December 28th. All that rain brought in loads of wet crawlspace, leaky roofs and mold calls for us here at SERVPRO of Johnston County. Yet the rain just keeps on falling. Since January 1st 2019 we have already seen 7.41” of rainfall (and it’s raining again today!). As you can imagine the calls for wet crawlspaces, leaky roofs and mold just keep pouring in.

Protect your home and the health of your family by checking to make sure your crawlspace is dry. A wet crawlspace can lead to a moldy crawlspace. Mold in your crawlspace can affect the air quality in your home.

If you find that your crawlspace is wet

  1. Find where the water is coming in then find out what you can do to stop continued water intrusion. (If you need help locating the source give us a call! 919-325-2599)
  2. Make sure your gutter downspouts are moving the water away from your foundation. The use of a downspout diverter or splash block can be very inexpensive way to move the water away from your foundation.
  3. Open all the wall vents to increase airflow.
  4. If you have a vapor barrier in place, mop up any standing water and check for holes or tears.

If you’ve already taken steps to dry out a wet crawlspace and it isn’t drying after a few days, without further water intrusion, call us in. We have the equipment and expertise to dry it out and keep your home safe and dry.

SERVPRO of Johnston County


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