Lawn irrigation systems play a significant role in providing homes with a beautiful and healthy lawn and garden. However, over time lawn irrigation systems can succumb to the outdoor elements, age, faulty parts, wear and tear, installation issues, and many more factors resulting in the need for repairs or replacement. Listed below are five signs indicating that it’s time to repair or replace your lawn irrigation system.
A properly functioning lawn irrigation system shouldn’t have any signs of leaking. So, if your irrigation system, specifically the control valves, is constantly leaking, this is a sign indicating that it needs to be repaired or replaced. Small leaks can easily be repaired; however, when a leak is ignored, it can grow, causing significant damage to the components of your irrigation system, resulting in costly repairs or replacement.
If your lawn irrigation system requires frequent repairs and continues to leak after being repaired, this is a sign indicating it’s time for a replacement. Having a professional Replace your lawn irrigation system instead of continuing repairs can benefit your lawn, ensuring that it continues to receive nurturing while preventing you from wasting your time and money.
Increased Water Bill
Are you noticing an increase in your monthly water bill? If you’re noticing a sudden spike in your monthly water bills, this can indicate your lawn irrigation system is consuming too much water and needs to be repaired or replaced. An increase in your water bill could signify that your lawn irrigation system is leaking or dripping, or you have a faulty pressure regulator resulting in water wastage. To help identify the cause of the problem, you should contact a professional to inspect, repair, or replace your lawn irrigation system before the issue becomes more costly.
Sputtering Sprinkler Heads
If the sprinklers on your lawn irrigation system are making an unusual noise or you’re noticing that they’re sputtering, spraying erratically, overshooting, or spraying off-target, this is a sign indicating your sprinkler heads aren’t spraying accurately and need to be repaired or replaced. Often sprinkler heads can become clogged from dirt and debris found on your lawn, which can be easily fixed. However, if your sprinklers have cracks or other signs of wear and tear, they’ll need to be replaced. Another cause for sputtering sprinkler heads is too much pressure coming from your control valves, causing your sprinklers to lose control.
If you’re spotting dry spots or puddles on your lawn, this results from uneven watering, which indicates an issue with your lawn irrigation system. The issue could be caused by clogged sprinkler heads, leaking control valves, or the need for an upgraded system that provides more coverage, amongst other factors. Uneven watering can significantly impact the health of your lawn resulting in either overwatering or underwatering.
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Whatever the cause of your outdoor drainage or lighting woes, the professionals at Aqua-Bright can help you come up with a solution. For a consultation and to hear what we can do for you, give us a call at (410) 489-9009 or visit us online.