We offer water leak detection for fountains - on both commercial and residential properties.
Water loss is the most obvious sign of a leaking fountain. But are you able to recognize the other common symptoms?
1. Water Level Changes
Dropping water level is the clearest sign a fountain is leaking, but it’s important to determine if the water loss is due to evaporation or a leak. Evaporation rates vary depending on wind, air and water temperature, humidity, and other factors.
Because the surrounding ground is becoming unsettled by the presence of excess water, cracks are more likely to occur when a fountain is leaking. Cracks or gaps in the bond beam may occur as the fountain settles farther into the softened ground.
3. Wet Spots in Yard
Soft, mushy spots or uneven grass growth around the fountain area may indicate a plumbing leak. Erosion due to water movement underground can cause landscaping to shift and sink.
4. High Water Bills
Automatic fill devices can hide leaks by keeping the fountain filled. If you notice the autofill running constantly or increased water bills, it’s time to start investigating for a leak.
5. Water Under Equipment
Standing water or corrosion at the pump or around pipes is a sure sign of a leak. Equipment leaks can often be found with just visual inspection.
6. Air or Dirt Blown Into the Fountain
If air or dirt is being pulled into the plumbing system through a leak, you may see that air or dirt being blown into the fountain from the returns. This may also cause mysterious gurgling sounds.
7. Algae Growth
Continually adding new, untreated water to a leaking fountain often leads to fluctuating chemical consumption and algae growth or discoloration. Instead of continuing to treat the water, finding and repairing a leak may be the solution.
Water Leak Detection Services
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