Outdoor Water Leaks? Here’s What To Do

March 15, 2023

As we start heading into spring, more of us homeowners are turning on our outdoor plumbing and irrigation systems. Since there were colder temperatures this winter, a lot of us are finding that our outdoor equipment, plumbing or irrigation system has sprung a leak. In this article, we will discuss what to do if you have an outdoor leak and how a licensed plumber can assist.

First Things First

When you first notice that there is an outdoor water leak it is important to determine what equipment or system is leaking. This will help in determining what type of professional needs to come out to your home. For example, if you notice that there is a water puddling in your yard while your irrigation system is in use and no longer occurs when your irrigation system is turned off, then it is probably best to call an irrigation company out to the home. Whereas if you see water leaking from your pool equipment, it would probably be best to call a pool contractor out. However, if you notice there is a leak on your outdoor hose bibbs, main water line or riser or any other plumbing fixtures than a licensed plumber is most likely the best person to assist. By doing this, your able to determine which type of professional to call out, which could help save yourself some time and money.

Once you determine what system is leaking, check to see if there is a shut off valve that can be turned off until your professional can come out and repair. For most irrigation systems, water purification system or your main line there should be a shut off valve that will control the flow of water to that particular fixture or system.

Outdoor Mystery Leaks

Now, for some of us homeowners we have experienced a “mystery leak.” A mystery leak normally occurs when there is an excess amount of water in the yard, but the actual location or source of the leak is elusive. These types of leaks may take further diagnosis or leak detection to determine where the issue lies. This is where a licensed technician can help. They would have the tools and experience to assist with diagnostic, leak detection and/or repairs.

Tracing a leak can be tricky but don’t worry, our team of licensed and experienced technicians are here to help. To schedule service, give Show Plumbing a call at 281-860-2000.