Is water Bill Too High? It’s Time to Check for Leaks!
To save you the time and hassle of watering your plants and gardens, well-functioning lawn irrigation can work like magic and help keep your front lawn and backyard looking great. However, unlike plumbing systems that are safely nestled under the home’s foundation, irrigation is more susceptible to damage and frequent exposure to external forces. Whether it’s because of high winds or you accidentally knocked the valve while mowing the lawn, your irrigation system is prone to breakage and leakage.
Planning to purchase a home? Make sure to call us for your Irrigation Inspection!
How to Check for Signs of Irrigation Leak
If you notice an increase in your water bill, then it’s only one of the many signs you should be on the lookout for. A sprinkler system that doesn’t work properly can also damage other parts of the home such as the foundation.
- Visible, physical damage – Pipe burst, broken valve, shooting water like a fountain – all these are signs of a defective sprinkler system.
- Increased water bill – Increased water bill even without using water more than usual? That’s a sign of a leak and would call for a sprinkler repair.
- Wet and soggy spots – If you notice any particular areas on your lawn or backyard that are always soggy and wet, check to see if your irrigation system needs repair.
- Dying or withered lawn – A dry and dying lawn is an indication of insufficient water supply.
We highly recommend that you include an Irrigation System prior to purchasing a home to make sure that its functions are working as they should. Our home inspectors will do a thorough inspection and issue a comprehensive, digital report.
What’s included in a Sprinkler System Inspection?
Here at Alpine Inspections, Inc., we are thorough and take the utmost care in examining your property.
✓ We inspect the entire irrigation system to see if all required features are present
✓ We perform a function test to see if all heads are operational and take note of any defect that may cause water waste, damage, and leak
✓ We inspect the components such as controllers, connections, head locations, pressure differentials, drains, and sensors
There are many suburban communities surrounding Fort Worth and Dallas with many people looking for the most liveable cities to move to. Rate of growth of residency, these cities and counties have a lot to offer to help you settle in, whether it be for a career change, business venture, raising a family, or even retiring.
If you are a home buyer who’s looking for affordability and a more neighborly feel, yet more space than larger densely packed cities, Alpine Inspections, Inc. will be there to make your home buying experience a most decisive one.
Lead home inspector and owner of Alpine Inspections, Inc., Tod Brooks, together with his team of professionals, are dedicated to providing you with the ‘information’ you need to make a confident decision about the property you’re looking to buy. Through a quality home inspection, we put the entire property into perspective for you.
Call us at (817) 368-4663 today to schedule your home inspection or Click To Schedule Online 24/7 right from our website.