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Prevent Rain Storm Damage to your Van Buren Home

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

Heavy rain falling on house roof overflowing gutters Heavy rains may cause damage to your Van Buren home

Heavy rain storms magnify the importance of proper drainage for your Van Buren home.  Northwest Arkansas experiences heavy rain storms each year effecting many homes and businesses.  SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is here to help when heavy rain storms cause water to enter your home.

 According to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) water traveling over the ground and into your home is grossly contaminated and is a Category 3 water.  Many materials that come in contact with grossly contaminated water cannot be cleaned and must be removed.  These materials and items are considered non-salvageable.  Materials that can be cleaned must also have an antimicrobial applied to them.  This product kills harmful bacteria.  This bacteria can be responsible for foul smells and making people sick. 

Having your property graded so large amounts of rain water travel away from your home is key to avoiding storm damage.  Ideally, the ground should drop 1 inch for every 1 foot that you move away from the house for the first 5-to-10 feet around your house. While this is not always possible, the ground should never be sloping upwards as you move away from your house foundation.  If your property is not graded properly, it can be corrected.  Most land movers or landscapers can regrade your property.  Please research multiple companies, looking at reviews and getting bids. 

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage, identify potential threats, respond quickly to extract the water and restore your property to preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

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