With hundreds of yards of underground tubing in a typical yard, what do you do when you suspect a leak in the system? Not only do leaks waste water and cost you money, they can also damage your lawn. To spot leaks in your irrigation system, look for the following signs:
- Low water-spray pressure
- Zones of sprinkler heads that are not spraying
- Water bubbling up in a specific area of your lawn
- Sunken areas or small holes in your lawn
- Unexpectedly high water bills despite normal known water usage
How To Fix Tubing Leaks
At Challenger Irrigation, we help quickly identify and fix leaks in irrigation systems. First, we find the leak by looking for pooling water, low water pressure and holes or sunken in areas in the lawn. Once we have an idea of where it is, we will carefully dig until we find the issue and then replace the damaged tubing.
Underground leaks don’t only occur in lawns — they can be found under driveways, walkways and sidewalks as well. We can detect a leak around a concrete area in much the same way we do in a lawn. The difference is in how we replace the damaged hosing — we do everything possible to not disturb the cement or concrete. To maintain the driveway or sidewalk, we dig until we expose pipe on either side of the structure. At this point, we will cut the damaged pipe, pull it out from under the cement, and then replace it with new tubing.
If you live in Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, or Citrus county and suspect a leak in your irrigation system, please call our office to schedule an appointment for one of our professionals to come out to your home and investigate the issue.