HOW TO FIND A WATER LEAK IN A SPRINKLER SYSTEM

Check Your Sprinkler Valves

  • Valve boxes should always be dry, not flooded.
  • Wet valve boxes may indicate loose wiring, water leaking due to damaged fittings, or worn parts.

Leaky Sprinkler Stations Signs

  • Flooding around the sprinkler’s base may indicate malfunctioning valves that are not shutting off properly.
  • Water sprays/geysers usually indicate missing spray heads.
  • Water spraying between sprinkler heads could mean you have a cracked lateral line.
  • Water laying in the grass between sprinklers usually indicates a steady leak coming from an underground pipe.
  • Water spurting from a sprinkler’s base could mean that a seal is broken where the riser or nozzle connects to the underground supply line.

Check for Irrigation Controller Problems

  • Although irrigation controllers do not leak, they contain an electrical clock that controls your spring valves.
  • The clock triggers the release of water through sprinkler valves and keeps sprinkler valves open for a predetermined time period.
  • Check the controller’s programming to make sure it hasn’t changed or returned to a default setting that increases water usage.
  • In some cases, irrigation controllers may keep sprinkler systems running unnecessarily for hours, which can significantly increase your water bill.

Save Time and Money by Hiring a Professional

Get in touch with an experienced professional. We have in-depth knowledge and industry-specific tools to quickly find sprinkler leaks and repair them without damaging your lawn. We can also provide regular maintenance and inspections to ensure that your sprinkler system works properly and your lawn stays green, lush and beautiful.

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