What It Means When Your Lawn is Flooded
Addressing a Flooded Lawn
If it hasn’t rained in a while and your lawn has lots of visible water pooling in different spots, there is likely a problem. While many issues could cause a flooded lawn, we’re focusing on a few plumbing problems that will hydrate your grass more than you’d like.
Be aware, though, that flooding is not the only symptom of a plumbing issue. Grass that looks bright green and lusher than normal could also be a sign of a problem.
Here are a few reasons why water is collecting in your yard.
Broken Water Line
Whether it be your main sewer line or main water line, a break in either is cause for concern. When the pipeline breaks it is either sending your drinking water or your wastewater out into your lawn. This is a waste of water and could potentially be dangerous if contaminated with sewage.
If you’ve noticed a drop in water pressure without you changing anything, this could be a sign that a water pipe is leaking.
Malfunctioning Drain Field
Your drain field is the last stop for wastewater after it is treated in your septic system. The water moves out of the tank and into the drain field before being released into the environment.
Sometimes when it rains, the excess water combined with your home wastewater is too much for the drain field. Instead of a slow leach, it pools and collects on the surface. If the puddles only come around with rain, there’s likely not much to worry about. But if you notice this problem even when it’s dry, there’s likely an issue with the pipe leading to your drain field.
Reliable and Efficient Sewer Service
When you want the puddles around your lawn to dry up, turn to the team at AAA Service Plumbing, Heating & Electric to snuff out the problem at its source. Contact us today at (303) 622-3449 to learn more about how we can help.