Noticed slowly climbing water bills? If you have a sprinkler or irrigation system on your property, it could be the cause of your leak. Many modern irrigation systems are water efficient and environmentally friendly. Unfortunately, when these systems malfunction, it can be difficult to locate the source of the leak.
How do I know if I have an irrigation leak?
In many cases, the problem begins when sprinklers leak despite being turned off. If you suspect an irrigation leak, we suggest looking for irregularities in your lawn or landscaping. Outdoor leaks often appear first as mold or mildew on the grass. While leaks can damage the grass, they can also create areas that are greener than their surroundings.
A great trick for determining if you have an irrigation leak is to monitor your water bill. Even if you are a renter and you are not responsible for your water bill, you can still check the water meter to determine whether you’ve undergone an extreme increase in water usage. If your water use has drastically increased in the absence of other factors, a leak could be at fault! When you suspect a leak, don’t panic! You can repair many leaks quickly and cost-effectively.
What are the challenges of determining the source of an irrigation leak?
Irrigation system leaks are tricky for every homeowner. It is difficult to determine the cause of an irrigation leak. If you notice small holes in your yard, it is possible that animal damage could have caused your leak. The system is outdoors, so small changes tend to go unnoticed. Failing plant life or brown spots on the grass can signal a leak. It’s important to contact professional leak detectors who can diagnose your system without uprooting your lawn.
How can our team help?
We’ll arrive at your home quickly and fully prepared to begin leak detection. We respect your time and your home, so we arrive on schedule and get to work right away. Our state-of-the-art technology helps us locate the source of the leak quickly and non-invasively. From thermal imaging to ultrasonic sound tracing to pressure testing, we’ll find a way to get to the bottom of the problem! After we have completed the job, we leave your home exactly as we found it, so there’s no mess to clean up when we leave our worksite. Best of all, leak detection and repair services are typically covered by your homeowners’ insurance policy. We have decades of experience dealing with insurance companies, and we’ll help you complete the paperwork you need for your claim.
Did you know this irrigation leak detection fact…?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, an irrigation leak that has the same width as the edge of a dime can waste about 6,3000 gallons of water in a month. That’s the same amount of water it would take to run your dishwasher 630 times! It’s important to check your irrigation system frequently to avoid leak issues in the future. (It’s also a good idea to check your garden hose for a leak. The area where the hose connects to the spigot is prone to leakage when not secured tightly.)