Is your lawn irrigation system leaking? A leaking irrigation system that’s left unchecked can result in increased water bills and expensive and significant repairs or replacements. Continue reading to identify four signs indicating that your lawn irrigation system is leaking.
If sections in your lawn look like they haven’t been watered or are dryer than the rest of your lawn, this results from uneven watering, which is an obvious sign indicating that your irrigation system may be leaking. This is especially noticeable during the warm seasons, when you’ll see sections in your lawn that are taller and greener than others, typically indicating that your underground sprinkler pipe is damaged or broken, causing your system to leak.
Increased Water Bill
If there’s an unexplained increase in your monthly water bill, this is a sign indicating that your irrigation system is leaking. Your irrigation system’s water usage should typically be consistent with slight fluctuations depending on the season. However, if you’re experiencing significant increases in your water bill with each passing month, it can result from a leak somewhere in your lawn irrigation system. Installing an irrigation meter is a helpful way to monitor and determine whether the increase in your water bill is being caused by your lawn irrigation system or another water source.
If there are pools of water, wet spots, or flooded areas in various sections of your lawn, especially around your system’s sprinkler heads, this is a sign indicating that your irrigation system is leaking. Although it’s common for your lawn to be wet after your irrigation system completes its cycle, the sections closest to the leak typically experience an increased amount of water compared to the rest of your lawn from flowing water at the leak’s source, resulting in overwatering. Listed below are signs that areas in your lawn are being overwatered:
- Wet spots or patches
- Pools of water
- Fungus growth
- Wet concrete
- Water bubbling from the ground
Low Water Pressure
The water pressure for your lawn irrigation system should be fairly consistent with each cycle after installation. However, if your irrigation system is experiencing low water pressure, it could mean that the water flow is off, which is another sign indicating that your system is leaking. You can identify low water pressure in your irrigation system by looking at the amount, intensity, and coverage of the water released from your sprinkler heads.
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