The Negative Effects of Standing Water in Your Yard

As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. If days of wet weather or a sudden violent summer storm inundates your property with too much rainfall, flooding may occur. While your yard might seem to drain off the water that pools throughout it, flooding anywhere on your property may lead to serious issues if not attended to quickly. At Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage, & Lighting Services, our experienced drainage technicians know how to help homeowners solve flooding and drainage problems and prevent water damage. Here are the potential problems that standing water can create in your yard.

Standing Water Creates Problems in Your YardStanding Water Creates a Spawning Pool for Mosquitoes

Even a small amount of water left undisturbed for only a few days can significantly increase the number of mosquitoes on your property because pools of water are perfect breeding grounds for these insects. When the mosquito population on your property rises, your family, friends, and pets are increasingly susceptible to dangerous illnesses and diseases.

Water that Does Not Properly Drain Drowns Plants and Grass

When plants die, their roots no longer hold soil in place, and erosion results. Bare ground is not only unattractive – it’s an inhospitable play surface for children and pets, and you may notice that it is increasingly hard to keep carpets and floors fresh and clean when more and more dirt is tracked indoors on busy little feet.

Surfaces in Your Yard That Are Consistently Wet May Become Slick

As organisms that thrive in damp conditions grow on them, surfaces become slippery, and the chance that an accident resulting in injury may occur increases. Additionally, water left standing against your home may lead to problems with your home’s foundation.

Your Dallas sprinkler company can scientifically assess and solve your landscape drainage issues. Whether your problem is best solved by a yard drain, a sump pump, or any other technology, we will work with you to arrive at the most beneficial solution for your situation. For superior service that you can trust for all of your landscape drainage needs, give Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage, & Lighting Services a call today.