Irrigation systems, when working properly, should keep your grass looking green and healthy all across your property. However, if there is some sort of malfunction in your system, you’ll quickly notice that something is off. If there is a leak in your system, there are a few different signs that can help determine that this is the issue.
Soggy Spot in Your Lawn
Irrigation systems are designed to water your lawn equally and thoroughly. If you notice that one spot in particular is accumulating a lot of water, making it feel soggy or muddy when you walk across, there may be a leak in your system. Before jumping to this conclusion, though, first eliminate the possibility that it could be a result of surface water accumulation because of a recess in the land. If this is not the case, it’s time to investigate the irrigation system and determine exactly where the leak is happening.
Plants and Grass Unhealthy Looking
In addition to the soggy feeling of the grass, there are other physical signs of your grass that may indicate a leak. Some of these telltale signs may include yellow patches or dry brown patches in another area. This could happen because the leak is limiting water accessibility in that area, and only distributing in a particular area, making it soggy as mentioned above.
High Water Bills
In order to determine if your water bill is unusually high, you’ll need to have a prior knowledge of what your baseline is for each season. If you notice a spike in your bill, it could be a few different things. It could be that your water company has simply raised their prices, or it could be a leak. It’s important to review your water meter readings in comparison with the water bills. If the bill is high, in addition to the meter readings, there could be a leak in your system.
Contact Berardi Irrigation
If you’re concerned there may be a leak in your system, it’s best to have it checked out by a professional. Berardi Irrigation is well-equipped to provide you with repairs at an affordable price. Contact us today at 781-828-2029 to schedule an appointment!