Keeping your lawn green and your flowers blooming all really round is hard work, when the summer comes through it dries out the ground and your plants need that water to thrive. Installing an irrigation system is a great way to help your gardens and lawns get the water they need to survive, but as these systems are generally buried deep underground, if there are any leaks within the system they can be hard to spot. Since irrigation systems are designed to run so frequently with quite a large flow of water, a leak within the system can end up with you losing a lot of water quickly.
There are many different types of irrigation systems that can be installed in your yard, from pop up sprinklers to drip-line that runs deep below the surface of the soil. In most cases, these systems are triggered by a timer that runs them 2 or 3 times a day to ensure the soil is moist and doesn't dry out from the sun. These systems can either be hooked up to the mains water of your house or an external water tank that collects water from the rain. The water collected in tanks is very valuable as it's free water that you can use to water your garden if your system is leaking, it's wasting all that water that can take a long time to collect.
Irrigation systems can be large and complex, with all sorts of different attachments and fittings that if not properly installed can come loose and start leaking. As your irrigation system is buried underground, if there are any leaks it can be very hard to spot them, but if they're left to run for too long you can lose a lot of water and find that your system is becoming ineffective, allowing your garden to slowly die. If you've noticed your irrigation system doesn't seem to be working as well as it should, and your water bill is slowly increasing, you're best to have one of our technicians come and do an inspection on it.
Unfortunately, with irrigation systems, a traditional inspection of the lines isn't quite that easy. An irrigation specialist will work by testing each zone and slowly working to deduce where the leak is coming from, often digging up huge areas to access the line and inspect it. Although effective, this system certainly isn't efficient. Our technicians have the technology to quickly and accurately find the source of the leak, saving you a huge amount of time testing and digging in the wrong places. This doesn't just save your lawn from being torn up from digging, but it saves you paying someone to do the digging in the first place.
Once the location of the leak has been determined, a quick and easy repair can be completed. With irrigation systems, the most common issue is a loose fitting, which thankfully is easily repaired once it's located. If the repair is postponed you can start facing issues like soil erosion and even shifts in the soil as the water starts to pool and soften the ground. The value of our service is finding any pool and spa leaks immediately so they can be repaired quickly with minimal disruption to your pool and spa area. Call or email us to discuss how our leak detection service works and how we can use it to help you.