When you irrigation system is functioning properly, you can look forward to a lush, green and healthy property. But if the irrigation system develops a leak, all your efforts will go to ruin unless you quickly mitigate the problems. Here are three signs your irrigation has a leak.
1. Soggy Spots
If you’re walking around your property and notice that one area feels soggy or boggy underfoot, you may have detected a leak in your irrigation system.First, eliminate the possibility that the sogginess is simply a result of surface water accumulation due to a recess in the land topography. If not, investigate the irrigation system near that location to determine the exact source of the leak.
2. Unusually High Water Bills
Carefully monitor your water meter and bills so that you have a baseline for your property’s normal water usage in each season. A prolonged increase in water bills could mean that the water company has raised their rates, so it’s important to review your water meter readings in tandem with the water bills. If you notice a spike in the water bill along with unusually high meter readings, you may have a leak in your irrigation system.
3. Plants are Unhealthy Looking
Your irrigation system should ensure that all parts of your property are receiving adequate hydration. If you begin to notice that certain areas of your property are looking unhealthy, this is a sign that you may have an irrigation system leak. Telltale signs of an irrigation leak include yellow patches in one area, which indicates over watering, and dry, brown patches in another, which indicates that the leak is limiting water accessibility in that area due to reduced water pressure.
An irrigation leak that is left untended can wreak havoc with your property and profits. At the first sign of an irrigation leak, contact WP Law. We can help to determine the exact source of the leak, and implement solutions to take care of it.