Broken Sprinkler System Water Damage Restoration
What happens if your sprinkler system breaks and starts leaking into your home? Water from sprinkler systems is classified as “Level 3” water, meaning it is not safe water and does carry bacteria. It is important to act swiftly if water from your sprinkler system has leaked into your home. Water leaks often occur underneath the lawn and can leak into your basement without your knowledge.
How to Prevent Sprinkler Leaks
Sprinkler leaks can be one of the most difficult things to repair. Many homeowners find when they fix one leak, another one can pop up. The best way to prevent sprinkler leaks into your home is by taking the time to properly care for your sprinkler system year-round. Always have your sprinklers tested in the spring. Replace broken heads and check the pipes for signs of leaks and damage. Test your sprinklers in the day time so you can look for any potential problems.
You can identify potential underground problems when you see a sprinkler head that doesn’t seem to have a lot of pressure. If the water isn’t hitting the coverage area in the right way, you may have a broken pipe leading to the sprinkler head. Another sign that you have underground damage is if you notice a soggy area in the yard. Check to see if there is a leak causing excess water to saturate the lawn.
When the fall comes around, shut off the water to your sprinkler system and bleed the lines. Turn on the system to clean out excess water, which helps to prevent the pipes from freezing with water inside.
Tree roots cause a major problem for sprinkler systems as they can quickly destroy pipes. Hire a professional to repair broken pipes or replace a sprinkler system if you suspect damage to your pipes.
Fixing Water Damage
If water has leaked into your home, begin the cleanup as soon as possible. Turn off the exterior water to your sprinklers and begin moving furniture and other things that could become wet. Call our Layton or Ogden water restoration office to come and start work on your property immediately. We have large extraction trucks designed to efficiently remove contaminated water and dry the area thoroughly to prevent serious problems with your health. Call today for a free water damage assessment.