Electrical problems could emerge if water is not redirected away from any tools are electrical devices around your home.
If you have recently sprayed for pests or insects around your home, water can cause it to disperse if not redirected.
Too much water can damage the roots around trees and other shrubs in your yard if not dealt with.
Water standing around your home can damage property including tables, chairs, and children’s toys.
I called Blue River Gutters to fix a standing water issue in my front and back yard this year and I needed French drains plus the regular drains. I ran across this company after getting quotes/assessments from various independent parties on Craigslist as well as companies on line (ie. Legacy Outdoors/Affordable Foundations).
The folks from Blue River (Adam and Misty) were very professional. They showed up on time, stood by their quotes, explained the process and materials used as well as the warranty. They also provided an architectural diagram of where all the French drains were so I can provide a copy to my neighbor and property manager when I decide to rent out the place. They took the time to answer all my questions. They also fixed a leaking/warped issue with my gutters. I had them take all the drain lines attached to my house under ground (backyard). In the front, they fixed another standing water issue (my yard's shaped like a roller coaster) that could've been a liability issue since the standing water was damaging the adjacent fence of my neighbor and leading to a pesky weeds due to oversaturation of water. They cut through the side walk to allow the water to drain properly down the street into a nearby gutter & did a phenomenal job.
Blue River did more work and used more quality materials (ie. the French drain peanuts, put home drains underground, fixed gutters), yet they still were less expensive than Affordable Foundation and Legacy Outdoors and their level of customer service surpassed all independent parties and companies I'd previously received assessments from. If you have standing water/gutter issues, I'd definitely recommend these guys. I'm so glad I don't have to worry about my dogs being saturated in red clay dirt for days after a rain since the water doesn't sit any more and my front yard looks better due to less weeds from oversaturation of water.