Fallout From a Blown Water Heater

Danny Lipford and Joe Truini

Here’s a question from our 6/8/2019 Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Tina from West Virginia says, “My water tank blew — several months later my home has an awful smell.

“The softness of my kitchen floor was the ‘OH NO’ moment. I found white/yellow mold.

“Removed insulation-sprayed everything with vinegar/ water mix — not sure if that will do the job. Taking out the top layer of and leveling dirt, putting down lime and utilizing a dehumidifier. I want to insulate the block, put down new plastic but nervous about enclosing the vents — not sure how to insulate the block and install the plastic.”

We tell Tina typical protocol is to have enough foundation vents around the house and keep them open yearlong. Plastic tucked around the pilings is a good practice. In most situations, this will keep moisture down.

Listen above for the segment!

Read the blog from the June 8 show and listen to the full broadcast here


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