That grass sure can’t rely solely on Mother Nature to survive. You know it as well as we do that if your lawn has any hope of staying green until at least mid-August, it needs a bit of help from a trusty sprinkler system. Take good care of your sprinkler – if that goes down, the whole show collapses. Here are a handful of warning signs that your sprinkler system may be in need of a checkup and a little repair:
- Loss of Pressure
Just like in your parents’ guest shower, a decrease in water pressure is enough to bum anyone out. If a certain zone – or even just one head – refuses to spew with as much pressure as it should, this could indicate a malfunction with the system that needs to be fixed.
- Uneven Watering
Look for unusual pools of water in various areas of your lawn, or worse, a drenched driveway. Likewise, sporadic dry sections of grass are also a warning sign. If you notice that your grass is not being consistently watered, chances are good the head needs an adjustment or two.
- Irregular Water Flow
If you see a sprinkler head sputtering, dribbling or performing in a way that is anything less than a steady stream, there could be a few different problems at hand, such as a cracked head or a clogged valve.
- New Landscaping Additions
You don’t always have to wait for your sprinkler system to break before updating it. If you recently had a new element of landscaping installed – flower beds, bushes, trees, etc. – that aren’t in the range of your old sprinkler system, look into get it altered or you can consider your pretty new upgrades money down the drain.
- Your Water Bill Makes You Faint
If you don’t recall doing 3,000 loads of laundry during the past month but your water bill is off the charts, chances are good your sprinkler system has a leak that is causing WAY more water to be used than necessary. Unless you’re descended from royalty and money is no object, we recommend getting it checked out as soon as possible.
As cool as it would be, sprinkler systems won’t fix themselves. If you’re experiencing any of these problems, give us a call so we can take a look. 970-304-1183