Homeowner Tip: April Rains

April showers bring May flowers… and standing water.

Why is standing water a bad thing? For starters, it can kill the grass and other plants that grow in the flooded area. The plants’ roots hold soil in place; so when flooding kills these plants and their root systems, erosion can occur. These wet areas can also be a breeding ground for bacteria like mold, as well as insects like mosquitoes. Standing water might attract vermin like possums or rats, as they are looking for drinking water. The worst result is the potential harm it poses your home’s foundation.

The best thing to prevent standing water is to take care of any flooding issues as quickly as possible. Make sure you have a proper drainage system for your lawn. While you can always research standing water causes and remedies online, it is always best to reach out to a trained professional. There could be many reasons why water pools in your yard, so you will want to find a solution that best fits your needs.

Worried that you might have issues with proper draining in your yard this spring? Reach out to us and we can provide you with someone who may be able to assist.

Ryan Reynolds Team, LLC : Unlimited Opportunities, Exceptional Experiences

ryanreynolds@kw.com

(614) 726-6971

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