Summer is a favorite time of year for many people. The weather is warm, and you generally have more time to spend with family and friends. However, here in Ohio, summer also comes with daylong storms, and that can lead to too much water accumulating on your property. While it might not seem like a big deal to have small amounts of water pooling on your property, any amount of flooding can actually cause serious issues if not attended to. At DeFazio Company, we provide landscape drainage solutions, and today we are discussing why they are so important.

The Dangers of Standing Water

Standing Water Breeds Mosquitoes

It only takes a small amount of water and a few days to significantly increase the number of mosquitoes on your property. Not only are these insects a nuisance, they are also known to carry dangerous viruses like West Nile, Zika, or malaria. As the population of mosquitoes on your property rises, so does the risk that your family, friends, and pets will contract dangerous illnesses and diseases.

Standing Water Drowns Plants

When water does not properly drain, it drowns your plants and your grass, causing them to die and lose their roots. Without roots, the plants are no longer held in place, causing erosion to occur. Erosion leads to bare ground, which is unattractive and an inhospitable environment for your children and pets. You’ll also have a harder time keeping your home clean if your yard is full of dirt and mud. Keep your grass and plants healthy by dealing with pooling right away.

Standing Water Breeds Dangerous Bacteria

Finally, moist environments provide the perfect breeding ground for bacteria that could be harmful to both you and your pets. Some varieties of bacteria are so dangerous that drinking it or even touching it could make you very sick. Additionally, standing water near your house can cause mold to grow in and around your foundation or basement. Mold can be very dangerous to your health and can easily spread throughout your home. It’s best to avoid these types of bacteria and mold growth by fixing drainage issues properly.

Don’t let standing water ruin your lawn and threaten your health. Instead, contact the drainage experts at DeFazio Company today at (440) 652-6545. We have been offering landscape drainage solutions to Cleveland area residents since 2007, and we are excited to work with you!