Standing water can be found almost anywhere and at any time of the year. If you live in the coastal empire or the Savannah area you have lived this many times! Standing, also known as stagnant water, poses the most threat during the spring and summer months when it becomes more of a breeding ground for insects.
After severe storms and heavy rainfall, like we had last night, the ground can be a factor in water stagnation. This often occurs because the ground cannot absorb all of the rain that has recently fallen. The same is true for lawns where drainage is not adequate enough to push water away or to absorb it into the ground. In Savannah when heavy rainfall occurs, the sewer systems may not be able to help dissipate substantial and unordinary rainfall.
According to the WHO standing water are a breeding ground for insects such as mosquitoes or dragonflies. When the larvae or these insects are left undisturbed, these insects are left to grow into disease-transmitting adults. Mosquitoes in particular can carry a host of diseases such as malaria, dengue, and encephalitis. They can also carry heartworms and tapeworms to pets.
Inside the home standing water can result in the growth of mold and mildew. Mold within the home is often associated with dark spores which can be related to respiratory problems for everyone.
We can often help with this dangerous issue by improving the exterior drainage of your home. Call us today!