Watering the yard to curate a luscious lawn in the Illinois summer is one thing, but having soggy soil and drowning grass is a complete nightmare. It happens to households all over the nation. The moist conditions of melting springtime snow mask the symptoms of a bigger, looming problem for far longer than it should. At Culler Plumbing Services, we don’t only manage and repair your indoor plumbing system, we can inspect and repair your outdoor plumbing as well. Join us in today’s post as we take a look at some of the reason your lawn could be flooding and what we can do to help.
Poor Ground Drainage
One of the more common causes of springtime floods is more lawn drainage. If you changed the grade of your lawn just a little too much when you installed the latest lawn feature, the water will have no way of escaping, and instead will pool. If you went through a landscaping company, they should have been mindful of grade, water flow, and used materials that would prevent a flooding situation. If this is the case, you will likely need to make changes to provide a way for the water to leave your lawn.
Leaking Hose Bib
Your hose bib is the water faucet that attaches to the water lines inside your home but provides water outside. If your hose bib was not properly detached before the first freeze or if your hose was still hooked up over the long winter, the hose bib may have cracked, causing a leak. While it may be a slow leak, you can lose two to five gallons of water a day, causing it to pool next to the house or on the lawn. Especially when mixed with thawing snow and spring rain, this can cause undesirable lawn lakes. At Culler Plumbing, our technicians can quickly remedy this problem in a single visit.
Broken Irrigation System
Your underground sprinkler system was probably turned off over the winter, with water not traveling through it. If your lines were not properly blown out prior to the first freeze of winter 2018, once the water in the lines froze, it may have caused cracks or irritation within the system. The spring thaw that allowed the water to move again may have further aggravated the system, causing leaks. Small leaks may not be readily noticeable on the surface of your lawn, but if you are once again running the irrigation system and notice low sprinkler pressure but pooling water, chances are your underground irrigation system has been compromised. Contact your local plumbing company to come to take a look at your symptoms and evaluate the lines running water around your home.
Broken Underground Water Lines
The previous three causes of pooling water in the yard are common and fairly simple fixes. However, they likely will not cause alarming pools of water right away. If you have soft spots or new ponds, despite the sunny days evaporating the melting snow, chances are you are experiencing an underground water line leak or break. Other symptoms of this condition will include low water pressure, a spike in your water bill, and unexplained dead spots, sinkholes, or pools of water around your home. Underground water line breaks should be considered a plumbing emergency and you should activate your emergency plumber as soon as possible to avoid structural damage to your home.
At Culler Plumbing Services, we are experienced in handing underground water line breaks and have the excavation equipment ready to remedy your leak as quickly as possible. Our emergency plumbers are ready to answer your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
Faulty Septic System
If you have a septic system at your home, a flooding lawn may indicate a severe problem with the septic system. Septic tank flooding or back flooding is a common problem when a septic tank is not properly maintained, experiences higher than normal usage, or there is a malfunction with a component of the system. Your leach field is the place in the ground where filtered wastewater is ejected for absorption and evaporation. However, this area should never appear saturated or wet. If the area that is around your septic tank is puddling, you can bet there is a problem with your septic system. At Culler Plumbing, we handle all of Metro East Illinois’ septic tank problems.
For all of your spring flooding issues, contact the skilled technicians at Culler Plumbing Company. We are able to repair nearly all of your plumbing problems quickly. Our technicians come in a fully stocked plumbing truck so most problems can be fixed without a follow-up. For plumbing emergencies or in-depth plumbing problems that require excavation, our plumbing company is ready to handle it all. Contact us to get an estimate and schedule your plumbing service today.