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5 Steps to Diagnose a Sprinkler Leak

A leak in your sprinkler system can lead to a number of issues, from wasting water to damaging your lawn and garden, racking up a huge water bill, and wasting Utah's most precious resource: Water.


The good news? Diagnosing a leak is relatively simple if you know what to look for.


Here are five steps you can take to diagnose if you have a sprinkler leak.


Diagnosing a sprinkler leak in Utah is important!
Diagnosing a sprinkler leak in Utah is important!


Step 1: Check your water meter

The first step in diagnosing a sprinkler leak is to check your water meter. Turn off all the water sources in your home or business, including washing machines and faucets, and then check the meter. If the meter is still running, it's likely that you have a leak somewhere in your system.


Step 2: Observe your sprinklers

Next, observe your sprinklers while they're running. Look for any signs of water pooling or spraying in areas where it shouldn't be. This could indicate a broken or damaged sprinkler head, which is a common cause of leaks.


Step 3: Inspect your valves

If you don't see any obvious signs of damage to your sprinkler heads, the next step is to inspect your valves. Look for any signs of water seeping out of the valve, which could indicate a faulty seal.


Step 4: Check for water pressure issues

If you're still unsure if you have a leak, check for water pressure issues. Low water pressure can be a sign of a leak, as water may be escaping through a crack or hole in your system. High water pressure can also be a problem, as it can put stress on your pipes and cause them to leak.


Step 5: Hire a professional

If you've gone through these steps and still can't find the source of the leak, it's time to call in a professional. A sprinkler technician will have the tools and expertise necessary to diagnose and repair your leak.


By following these five steps, you can diagnose if you have a sprinkler leak and take the necessary steps to repair it. Remember, the longer you wait to fix a leak, the more damage it can cause to your lawn, garden, and even your home or business. If you suspect you have a leak and want a professional to fix it, contact IMS today!


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