There are many benefits to using an irrigation system. However, if it’s broken, then there can also be quite a lot of cons. In this article, we’re going to take a look at 6 signs that your irrigation system needs repairing.
If you have noticed any of these with your irrigation system, you can also contact us for assistance.
1. Soaked or Dry Patches
The main point of your irrigation system is to help your lawn stay healthy. So, if you have seen that there are dry or soaked patches on your lawn, this is a problem. If this is the case, feel free to contact us for assistance.
2. High Water Costs
If your water bill at the end of every month is higher than it used to be, this is also a sign that your irrigation system needs to be fixed. To be sure, you can contact your irrigation company and ask them to check out the system.
Another cause could potentially be the regulator that controls the pressure. If it is inaccurately controlling it, then it could be letting out water at too high pressures. This doesn’t only leave a bad effect on your water bill every month, but also on your lawn.
Your irrigation system company should help you determine what’s wrong, and get it fixed if there is something.
3. Sputtering Sprinkler Heads
If the sprinkler heads have recently started spraying water into different areas from where they used to, this also indicates valve or pressure problems. If the pressure is set too high, then the sprinkler heads can break open and shift out of their intended position to cause this.
Often, you’ll also see wet puddles where they are spraying the water because there is way too much water in those areas.
4. Dirty Water Being Sprayed
Something that also indicates that your irrigation system needs repairing is dirty water being sprayed. If this is the case, then there is likely some type of leak in the system which allows dirt to go into the water storage.
It’s also very important that you fix this because your lawn needs clean and clear water to grow healthy.
5. Control Valves Are Dripping
Your irrigation system is set up to only allow the right amounts of water in every part of your lawn.
For this reason, the valves should not be dripping or leaking, as it would lead to the wrong amounts in the lawn. To check whether they are leaking or dripping, you can take a look at the pressure regulators and filters.
This can also be caused by grass and dirt getting into the irrigation system, similar to the previous point. If you have noticed this, you can contact us here.
6. Mold, Mildew, or Fungus on Your Lawn
Mold, Mildew, or Fingus on your lawn can also be a sign of a faulty irrigation system. This suggests that your lawn is not growing the way it should be which is more often than not caused by a faulty irrigation system.
If you have noticed this, check for the previous points on this list, as it’s often caused by one of them.
Contact Us Today
Here at SprinklRite, we specialize in irrigation systems, landscape lighting, and holiday lighting experience. If you require assistance with your irrigation system, you can contact us today and we’ll be ready to help you.
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