Sprinkler systems offer us a lot of convenience and efficiency. We program them to automatically take care of the various areas of our yards while being earth friendly and using only the necessary amount of water.
It’s a good idea to have your sprinkler system checked at least annually. You can time your check-up to occur before the hottest months hit so that you’ll be ready for them. Check-ups and repairs are important to keep your sprinkler system at its peak performance.
Three reasons that you may need to repair your sprinkler system:
- Inefficient Water Coverage. Over time sprinkler heads can break, get clogged, or get shifted from their intended coverage area. The results of sprinkler head problems are dead spots that now get missed during the watering cycle or overlapping coverage that puts too much water on a given area.
- Leaks. Sprinklers are generally made of some pretty tough weather-resistant materials, but they can break if a tree root crosses the path of an underground pipe, a shovel in the yard accidentally nicks a pipe, or a lawnmower runs into a raised head. The results of leaks range from low pressure at the sprinkler heads to a significant amount of wasted water (and wasted money when the utility bill comes!).
- Broken Timer. The timer is obviously the brains of the whole sprinkler system operations. Like any electronic device, these timers can malfunction or break completely. It’s important to make sure that your timer is working properly and repair or replace it if it is not. Since many people set their timers to water early in the morning, you may still be sleeping when the sprinklers run and not see that your timer is not operating properly. It’s important to take the time to test your timer.
Sprinkler systems are critical to helping us preserve our lawns and gardens during the hot months. Although they are generally very reliable, they do require maintenance and occasional repair. If you are in need of sprinkler system repair, contact us and we will be glad to help!