Stagnant or standing water may seem like a mild annoyance at first, but it can be a dangerous problem if left unchecked for long periods of time. Too much standing water can be a breeding ground for fungi, bacteria, mosquito larvae, and plenty of other nasty organisms. Standing water in your yard can damage plant life and standing water near your home can even affect the foundation in negative ways. If you notice standing water in your yard, especially if there hasn’t been a storm that might explain its existence, it may be time to reach out to a professional sewer service. North American Pipeline Services has helped many New Jersey clients diagnose standing water issues in their yards related to sewer line problems.
Standing Water in Your Yard
It may be impossible for you to actually do anything about standing water in your yard without first diagnosing the cause of the problem. Typically, if standing water begins appearing in your yard, it is a pipe problem. The standing water in your yard can end up causing serious health problems such as legionnaires’ disease, malaria, and dengue, and these are just a few of the more common dangerous issues that may happen. It is also the perfect environment for mosquitoes and also tends to smell like sewage or rotten eggs.
If you notice standing water in your yard, don’t wait to get help. Reach out to North American Pipeline for an opinion and we can help you diagnose the problem.
Standing Water Within Pipes and Sewer Lines
Unlike the standing water in your yard, standing water within your pipes and sewer lines is not immediately apparent. However, it can be just as dangerous. Pipes are designed to avoid standing water, so if this problem is occurring it is likely that the pipe has been damaged and may need repairs, or a full sewer line replacement may also be in order. Clogging and unpleasant odors may be the most clear indicators of this problem.
If you suspect this may be a problem in your pipes and sewer line, reach out to North American Pipeline today for a consultation.