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Sewage Or Mold Found in Your Crawl Space?

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

October was a busy month for Rytech Indianapolis! Lots of Hoosiers dealing with surprise sewage and mold issues in their crawl space. Most of us don’t spend much time there, so issues often go undetected until a home inspection is required.

This area of the home is usually “unconditioned space”. (Because the climate isn’t controlled by the HVAC system.) Water or sewage leaks raise the humidly, and create the perfect environment for mold.  (We suggest you get a home inspection report before purchasing a new property. Even if your insurance company doesn’t require one.)

If the crawl space is properly ventilated, most moisture is naturally resolved. So no problems arise. If sewage leaks from a broken pipe, or water seeps through the foundation walls, even the well-ventilated crawl space will need to be properly treated to prevent mold damage.

These photos are from two of our recent job sites. The problem was discovered by a home inspector. This is common, because it can take some time for these issues to cause symptoms in the main area of the home.

Indianapolis, IN. 46227 – 10/15/2018: Sewage leak from broken pipe in crawl space

Rytech Indianapolis – sewage leak in crawl space

Rytech Indianapolis – sewage leak in crawl space

Rytech Indianapolis – damaged vapor barrier in crawl space

Rytech Indianapolis – damaged vapor barrier in crawl space

Carmel IN. 46032 – 10/17/2018: Crawl space mold damage from water seepage

mold damage and water intrusion

Rytech Indianapolis – signs of water intrusion on crawl space block wall

Rytech Indianapolis – mold growth on floor joist from raised humidity

Have you discovered mold or sewage in your crawl space? Call us at (317) 203-9044 to schedule an assessment appointment. We will honestly advise you on the best way to restore your property.

Considering purchasing a property? Read this article for tips on how to spot water damage when buying a home.

Rytech Blog – How to Spot Signs of Water Damage When Buying a Home

Water And Mold Damage From Your HVAC System?

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Summer heat hasn’t skipped Indiana this year. We’ve been busy helping Hoosiers deal with a little-known cause of water damage and mold, water leaks from their HVAC system. Those who live in Indy, know that the humidity can be unbearable. Few realize that their HVAC system can pull up to 20 gallons of moisture from the air inside their home on a humid day.

These photos are from two job sites, where the HVAC system had been leaking for some time before the homeowner realized it was happening. This is common, given that most of our systems are crammed in spaces we rarely use every day.  Sometimes, we aren’t aware of the problem until there are signs of water damage to adjacent drywall or flooring materials.

McCordsville, IN. 46055 – 7/5/2018: Second floor water and mold damage from HVAC condensate line

mold damage from HVAC leak - Rytech Indianapolis

Rytech Indianapolis – HVAC mold damage

HVAC water damage - Rytech Indianapolis

Rytech Indianapolis – HVAC water damage

Indianapolis, IN. 46217 – 7/18/2018: mold damage from HVAC system water leak

Hidden mold damage from HVAC - Rytech Indianapolis

Rytech Indianapolis – hidden mold damage from HVAC

Drywall mold damage from HVAC water leak

Rytech Indianapolis – drywall mold damage from HVAC

Have you discovered mold or water damage to your property from an HVAC water leak? Call us at (317) 203-9044 to schedule an assessment appointment. We will work with your insurance company, and honestly advise you on the best way to restore your property.