As we head into summer, it is important to ensure that your sprinkler system is working properly, which requires vigilance and regular maintenance. When a sprinkler is not working properly and you need irrigation repair services, you should not delay, lest it lead to more serious and expensive problems down the line. It is crucial to address the issue promptly to avoid being caught off guard when temperatures rise and your garden requires more water.
Here are several things to look out for to determine if your sprinkler system requires repairs:
One of the most obvious signs that something is amiss with your irrigation system is uneven watering, where some areas of your garden or lawn may receive too much water and become saturated while other areas remain somewhat dry. Under watered plants can suffer and die, as can waterlogged plants and lawns.
If you notice uneven watering, call in the experts to assess the reason for it so that it can be rectified before it causes significant harm.
The cause of uneven watering could be that your sprinkler heads are not functioning correctly. This could be due to clogged or broken sprinkler heads, preventing them from spraying properly. They can become clogged with debris like dirt, grass, or leaves. In other cases, foot traffic, lawnmowers, or gardening tools can also damage sprinkler heads, causing them to leak, spray in the wrong direction, or not function at all.
Uneven watering could also be a result of a sprinkler system that needs to be reprogrammed. It’s possible that, at some point, your system programming has been altered, resulting in inefficient water distribution that is ineffective for your particular landscape.
To ensure that uneven watering is not taking place, inspect your garden for any potential dry spots, as well as puddles and pools that have formed around the garden or on paths and walkways. These are telltale signs that uneven watering is occurring and needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure can indicate a problem with your sprinkler system. In some cases, low water pressure might simply be due to a lower pressure than usual coming from the utility.
However, in most cases, the occurrence of low water pressure in your sprinkler system is usually a sign that there is a problem in your system somewhere. Low water pressure can indicate one of two critical problems: clogged lines or leaks, both of which are potentially serious.
When lines are clogged, this can lead to a pressure buildup in the lines, which could result in a rupture and a leak. If left unattended, clogged lines will result in an ineffective irrigation system and uneven watering. When low water pressure is a result of a leak, it can lead to higher-than-normal water bills, as well as a garden that is not getting watered evenly and effectively.
Water leaks can sometimes be hard to detect because they often occur underground. If you notice low pressure in your irrigation system, it is important that you call in the experts to do a thorough test on all of the lines to find the leak so that it can be repaired. Take note of the spray’s usual expected reach so that you can quickly and easily detect any potential pressure problems as and when they occur.
High Water Bills
High water bills are almost always a sign that something is amiss in your irrigation system. If your water bills have suddenly increased without any rational explanation or any corresponding increase in water use, it is very likely that there is a leak in your system. This should be a red flag that something is wrong with your irrigation system, and it should be addressed immediately.
How South Austin Irrigation Can Help
We at South Austin Irrigation offer a range of services that can ensure your irrigation system is well-maintained and in good repair ahead of summer. Our consultation services can assist you in identifying and addressing any issues that you may have with your sprinkler system. Our main and lateral line repair services can ensure that we fix any leaks and other problems encountered in your irrigation lines.
We can also repair any broken pop-up heads and rotor heads, as well as damaged PVC and copper pipes. Our services also include troubleshooting electrical issues associated with your irrigation system. We can replace and repair, locate, and replace any faulty valves or sensors.
Additionally, we offer system reroutes for mature trees and patio additions, as well as controller replacements and upgrades to ensure your system is in keeping with the latest technologies. Our experts can also assist you with custom scheduling designed to meet your unique gardening needs.
We will ensure that your lawn irrigation is properly taken care of, along with whatever other system adjustments are required, including sprinkler head replacements, underground sprinkler weatherization, and the unclogging and adjusting of heads and nozzles.
Our team of experts has the knowledge and experience needed to diagnose and repair a wide variety of irrigation system issues, both quickly and efficiently. Our high-quality parts and reliable equipment will further ensure that your system is running at peak performance over the summer.
Keep your sprinkler system in good condition, save money on water bills, and help conserve water in the drought-prone Austin area by contacting us at South Austin Irrigation today. Our sprinkler system repair services are second to none!