Automated sprinkler or irrigation systems can be incredibly useful, saving you time on manually watering the landscape while also ensuring consistent watering, which will result in superior gardens.
However, these systems are prone to numerous kinds of breakdowns, major and minor, and therefore require periodic maintenance and repairs.
This could include sprinkler head repair, backflow replacement, main line repairs, controller replacements, drainage repair, and more.
You can try to do it yourself, but knowing what to repair and how to do it can sometimes require the insight and knowledge of an irrigation systems professional.
Let’s take a look at the top five reasons you should choose a professional irrigation company to look after your irrigation system.
Access To Parts
When a part of an irrigation system fails, often that part needs to be replaced. Sometimes, however, these parts are not as easy to find as going to your local hardware store and picking it up there. Very often, these are specialized pieces of equipment that can only be bought through specialized vendors.
Whether it’s the flow control device, water pressure regulator, backflow prevention device, emitters, piping, pumps, or any other piece of unique equipment needed to keep your irrigation system functioning properly, a professional irrigation company will either have what it needs on hand already or will know where to order more stock.
Anyone can spot a leak or perceive a blocked emitter in the system. However, knowing and understanding exactly why the leak or blockage occurred and how it might affect the rest of the system often requires a professional’s specialized experience and insight.
For example, a blockage might be caused by a buildup of limestone in the piping from water that is too hard. This kind of problem will persist if not treated properly. Unblocking the pipes is only a short-term solution, whereas addressing the water source is the true long-term solution.
Only professionals with significant experience will have the requisite knowledge to do things correctly the first time.
The Right Tools
Working with plumbing requires the right set of tools ‒ the kinds of tools that most people don’t have in the average toolbox. Among these tools are those needed for cutting and bonding plastic pipes ‒ both PVC and poly ‒ and tools for dealing with metal piping as well. Professionals will also carry tools such as pressure gauges, rotor and spray head tools, valve keys, and a whole load of other tools you have likely never heard of.
What’s more is that irrigation professionals not only have these tools on hand, but they know exactly how to use them. Trying to fix an irrigation system without the right tools is likely to lead to frustration and further damage to the system.
Peace of Mind
If you attempted to repair or maintain your irrigation system yourself, you would constantly be on edge, waiting and watching for the repair work to fail or for additional problems to arise. Indeed, DIY repairs often lead to further repairs being needed down the line.
However, hiring a professional irrigation company to repair and maintain your system will ensure that you can sleep soundly at night with the knowledge that your irrigation system is in perfect shape.
Thanks to their knowledge and experience, irrigation professionals will know to look for things you would likely never even have thought to look for, thereby solving problems you may not even have known you had.
A Grateful Garden
At the end of the day, the reason you have an irrigation system at all is to ensure that your garden is well looked after. An irrigation system can ensure that your garden is watered evenly, using the right kind of water pressure and distribution of water to foster the healthiest environment possible for your plants.
An irrigation professional will not just make sure your system is up and running smoothly but that it is properly designed and calibrated to give your landscape the best watering possible. Problem areas will be identified, water pressure will be adjusted, and distribution throughout the garden can be tailored to ensure no dry spots and flooding.
For this level of care and expertise, your garden will be grateful and will grow beautifully and evenly.
For all your irrigation and sprinkler repair and maintenance needs in Austin, including sprinkler head repair, lawn maintenance, backflow replacement, main line repairs, controller replacements, drainage repair and more, contact South Austin Irrigation today for superior customer service, insight, and expertise.