If your yard suddenly becomes waterlogged or soggy with no logical reason, it is likely that your plumbing has sprung a leak. Leaks that occur in the summer may cause standing water, sunken areas or even a patch of lush green grass that seems to grow faster than the surrounding lawn. Occasionally, you may even notice a jet or spray of water springing from the ground. Uncovering the source of your yard leak may be easier than you think.
Standing water and soggy soil are obvious signs of yard leaks, but there are more subtle signs to look for too.
Yard leaks occur when the plumbing to outside sources breaks or springs a leak. The three most common sources are:
To determine the source of your yard leak, you will need to do a little detective work. The first step is to determine the exact location. If water is visibly spraying or jetting from the source, note the location. Otherwise, follow these steps for locating the source.
Sewer Line Leaks: Sewer line leaks are often accompanied by the revealing stench of sewage.
Main Line Leaks: Leaks in the main water line are typically odorless. To determine if you have a leak in the main line, follow these steps:
Alternatively, contact a professional to help with water line repairs.
Irrigation Systems: Irrigation systems and sprinklers can also be the source of a yard leak. Follow these steps to find out if it is your problem.
The best solution for correcting a yard leak is to call in a professional who has the experience and expertise to detect the source and correct the underlying issue. If you need help troubleshooting a yard leak or need a professional to correct the problem for you, contact us for help. Crawford Mechanical Services provides 24-hour emergency services.
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