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Clogged Gutters Can Create Flood Damage To Nashua Homes

12/13/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding in Nashua from Clogged Gutters Can Be Prevented Says SERVPRO

Storm Waters without Proper Draining Cause Flooding

Clogged gutters are not an uncommon issue to find in Nashua through the fall and winter seasons. With leaves coming off the trees, it does not take a lot of this kind of debris to dam up the gutter or prevents water from getting through your downspout. When there is no natural way for rising water to go, it reaches the point of spilling over the brim, down the siding, and around your foundation.
As a homeowner, one of your chief concerns is keeping water from pooling around your foundation to prevent flood damage to your Nashua residence. While french drain systems offer a reasonable amount of support against runoff getting too close to the blocks, this is anything but full-proof. In fact, these underground drainage systems are meant to work alongside a functioning gutter structure all around the house, preventing an excess of rainwater from reaching the french drain in the first place.
When water is allowed to collect against your foundation wall, the ensuing pressure puts an enormous strain on the blocks and their mortar joints. Weak points are exposed, and flooding occurs in your lower levels. Regardless of how it happened, you need the water cleaned up and to keep the damages from getting any worse. That is where our SERVPRO team can come in to help.
Patching holes in the foundation or wherever the water has been allowed to access your basement is the first step in the restoration process. Removal of the source prevents the problem from getting worse while our SERVPRO professionals begin eliminating the present water in the area. Air movers work to dry the floors and walls while simultaneously reducing the moisture in the room that might fuel mold spores from sprouting on nearby organic materials.
While a regular inspection of your gutter system can prevent this one avenue of flooding, it is nice to know whom you can call when you are facing a challenge like this one. We at SERVPRO of Nashua are available 24/7 at (603) 889 – 2311.

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