It's important for you to keep a watchful eye on all the systems for your commercial property. Just one of these systems is the irrigation system. If you don't notice a problem with the irrigation system right away, then you could face other issues that also need to be addressed as the problem persists. The issues may end up being very expensive, and they could even pose safety risks on your commercial property. Here are some signs to be aware of that let you know you should have someone come out to take a look at your commercial irrigation system to find and fix repair issues that may be going on.
There is uneven saturation
When your irrigation system works well, you know that you get a nice and even covering over your business's lawn, as well as even saturation over the flowerbeds and other areas. If you notice that there is an uneven saturation, such as wetter than normal areas in some spots and drier than normal in others, then this lets you know that there is likely a problem. You should have someone come out right away to fix the issue. Otherwise, some areas can end up being flooded, which can cause things to die and even invite an infestation of pests, including mosquitoes. Also, you can end up with some areas dying due to a lack of water. Along with seeing the difference in the amount of water, other things can indicate saturation issues as well, such as having areas of the lawn turning yellow.
You see one or more valves leaking
Something you should realize about your commercial property's irrigation system is that there should be no leaking valves when the system is functioning correctly. If you do happen to notice that there are one or more valves that do have water leaking from them, then this lets you know that there is a problem. You want to have the system looked at if you notice an accumulation of water around them that indicates a possible leak.
There are exposed sprinkler heads or pipes
When your irrigation system is off, you shouldn't have any sprinkler heads or pipes that are still fully visible. This is because once the system shuts off, they should all go back in the ground, which protects them from breakage and also helps prevent injuries that can be caused by someone tripping over them. Any exposed parts that don't lower how they are supposed to indicate that you should have the system checked out right away.
For more information, reach out to a local service, such as Jones' Wells, Pumps and Irrigation.