3 Common Causes of Standing Water

Standing water, those unexpected puddles of moisture you may find in your yard or basement, are a problem. Not only can they damage the property, but they are usually a sign of a bigger issue. Here are three common causes of standing water.

Heavy Rain

If you’ve just had heavy rain for a day or so, don’t be surprised to see standing water. If your property isn’t set up for proper drainage, that rain can overload your property, resulting in standing water puddles. If you have them in your basement, you’ll have to mop them up and take note that you’ll want to make sure to keep all your valuable property away from the standing water areas when the next rain comes.

Cracks in the Foundation

Another cause of standing water in your basement could be if your home’s foundation has cracks in it. Moisture can seep through these cracks, causing a standing water problem. If you suspect this is your issue, you’ll need to call a contractor to fix it.

Plumbing Problems

This is one of the most common causes of standing water and one of the most troubling. It usually means you have a leak in one or more pipes, the pipes closest to where you see the standing water. Left untreated, these leaky pipes can result in water damage to your home, mold, and mildew buildup, and possibly even a burst pipe down the line. If you’re getting standing water because of plumbing leaks, you should address the issues as soon as possible.

Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Syracuse for All Your Plumbing Problems Today

If you think your standing water is due to a plumbing problem and your home is in the greater Syracuse area, let Mr. Rooter Plumbing help you figure it out. We can give you a no-charge plumbing checkup. We’ll inspect your whole system and tell you if you have leaky pipes or not at no cost.

If you do need our plumbing services, we’ll supply you with a highly trained plumbing professional, a licensed plumber who is certified by Onondaga County for plumbing leak detection or any plumbing-related project. We give you a flat rate for service, no hidden charges popping up later on down the line, and no overtime charges. We do the job right the first time and back up our work with parts and labor guarantees. Whether it’s standing water from a leaky pipe, drainage issues, or any other plumbing problem, Mr. Rooter Plumbing can help. To get started, just give us a call now or contact us online for a free service estimate.