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Did You Know That Flood Damage in Little Rock Homes is a Year-Round Threat?

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

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Flood Damage is Not Limited by Season in Little Rock 

Extreme weather conditions can cause flooding at your Little Rock home year-round. Although we do not struggle as much with the ice and snow as other areas of the country, storm systems still bear down on the region, full of moisture and the damage rain, sleet, ice, and snow can do. Arkansas suffers from below-freezing temperatures this year, beginning in early November. Dipping temperatures complicate recovery from the effects of heavy rains or mixed precipitation.  

Ground Remains Saturated Regardless of Temperature 

Overland flooding and seepage from the ground surrounding your Little Rock home cause flood damage. If the top inches of ground freeze, any liquid precipitation slides over that icy coating, often into your lower levels. Reaching out to our experienced crews of flood mitigation and remediation specialists is an excellent response twelve months of the year. We have training and experience to assess and develop a practical and effective flooding recovery plan even under extreme weather circumstances. 

Cold Weather Risks Flooding from Poorly Protected Plumbing 

Supply lines that run on exterior walls or through unheated slab foundations, crawl spaces, or out-buildings expose your home to the risk of flooding from an internal source. SERVPRO frequently responds to scenarios where water freezes in plumbing lines, causing expansion that ruptures both pipes and connections. A steady drip from the initial crack in a pipe can develop into a full-fledged flood. If not caught early, the damage done rivals that of overland flooding. 

Contamination Considerations 

Just because the water filling your basement is cold does not negate the probability of microbial contamination. SERVPRO evaluates the source of the floodwater and the amount of time it remained pooled inside your home before deciding on its Category. Even freshwater seeping through a pipe cracked because of low temperatures eventually becomes contaminated. If quantities of water hide in building cavities for more than a day or two, mold growth and damage is possible regardless of the temperature. Our managers and technicians are experts at classifying water contamination. We use industry best practices to remove, contain, and dispose of flooding and the biohazards contained within, adhering to local rules and regulations. 

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is prepared to respond to flood damage 365 days of the year. Call for a prompt assessment and development of a flood mitigation and remediation plan at (501) 803-9700. 

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