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Why Is My Yard Soggy

Nothing is more disturbing than stepping out onto your lush green lawn to find yourself standing ankle-deep in water. When this occurs it is a sure sign something is wrong with your plumbing. Here are some of the reasons your yard might be soggy and what to do about it.

Find the Source

First things first, you need to find the source of the leak. This is easy if you look around and see water bubbling up in the lawn. If you can’t spot the spray, try these tips:

If you try all of these things, and still aren’t sure what is causing the leak, it’s time to call your Lowcounty plumbing experts at Rudd Plumbing, Heating and Air. They can assess the situation to determine if it is sewer, main line or sprinkler related.

What are Signs of an Impending Yard Leak?

While a soggy yard is easy to spot, there are some underlying hints that might not be as easy to spot indicating you could have a leak with your sewer or main line. If you notice any of the following, it’s time to call the team at Rudd Plumbing, Heating and Air:

All of these signs combined are a sure sign you have an impending yard leak.

How Do Yard Leaks Happen?

Damage to main pipes is the main cause of yard leaks. Damage can occur for many reasons, from normal aging to tree roots and damage from digging to your property settling. These things can lead to breaks in your main water line, sewer line or sprinkler system. Since all of these main pipes and water sourcing runs underground when the pipes are damaged the water slowly seeps out and soaks your lawn.

How to Handle a Soggy Lawn

As soon as you spot a soggy lawn or any of the other signs above, you’ll need to call Rudd Plumbing, Heating and Air in Lowcounty. They will know exactly what to do and will find out why your lawn is soggy and correct it.