The sprinkler system in your yard is a valuable addition to your property, keeping your lawn and gardens moist without requiring your hands-on labor. Even though watering might be an "out of sight, out of mind" process for you, it's still a good idea to periodically inspect your sprinkler system to ensure that it's operating properly. In the event that you notice a leak, it's important to deal with the issue promptly. The best option is to contact a local company that performs residential sprinkler repair. Here are some reasons that acting quickly is a good decision.
If your sprinkler system is leaky, it will pump a lot of water into your yard — likely even when it's not actively watering your lawn or garden. Even if the system is producing only a few drips every few minutes, the volume of water that is leaked over the course of a day can be significant. This is a problem because the leak will unnecessarily increase your water bill. If you don't deal with the leak promptly, you can expect to see a noticeable increase in your next bill which translates into a high amount owed. Dealing with the leak quickly will help to keep your usage and water expense low.
If your sprinkler system is leaking without intervention, it may fill certain areas of your yard with water. If your lawn has low points, they can become saturated — perhaps to the point that the grass dies. If your yard isn't graded properly, the standing water from the sprinkler system leak could pool against your foundation and perhaps start to trickle into your basement. This would result in a flood that could cause serious damage to your home and possessions. A prompt repair will prevent this risk.
While a leaky sprinkler system can saturate part of your yard with water, it may result in dry areas in another part of the yard. For example, if one sprinkler head has a serious leak, so much water may be coming out of it that the water isn't able to travel through the pipes to reach some other sprinkler heads. This means that when the sprinkler turns on, the other heads aren't distributing enough water to the yard and garden. If you ignore the issue, your grass and plants may die as a result. Look online to find a sprinkler repair service in your area.