Sprinkler Systems: 3 Signs It's Time For Repair Or A Replacement

Posted on: 25 October 2016

In order to ensure that your lawn is always green, you need to maintain your sprinkler system properly. Therefore, you need to make sure that you recognize the signs that it needs repair, including the following:

1. Leaks Are Continuously Popping Up. 

One of the most obvious signs that your sprinkler system is in need of repair or replacement is that your pipes or sprinkler heads are leaking. Before you jump to conclusions, you first need to check and make sure that none of your sprinkler heads have come loose. Over time, it isn't uncommon for them to come loose or for an animal to have knocked them about. Also, double-check to ensure that there are no drips and no spraying occurring when you have turned your sprinkler system off. When the leaks become more frequent or larger in nature, it is definitely time for a new system rather than continuing to repair them.

2. Your Sprinklers Have Low Water Pressure.

If you notice that there is not a lot of water pressure coming out of your sprinkler heads, then this is a problem that needs to be addressed without delay. More often than not, low water pressure is an indicator of a chip or a crack in your sprinkler heads. If these issues are not addressed, the low water pressure will continue and may cause larger problems down the road for your entire sprinkler system.

3. Your Plants Are Not Performing Very Well.

If you have plants in the yard that you want your sprinklers to water and you have noticed that they aren't performing very well, you first need to check if the area where your plants are is dry. If it is, then you need to check to see if there are sprinkler heads in the area that can reach the plants. If there are, it may be that they are clogged or poorly performing for another reason and need to be checked out. If there are not any sprinkler heads in the area, then the overall design of the system needs to be looked at and reconfigured, as the original design is no longer effective and/or efficient for you.  

If you noticed any of the above issues, consult with a professional immediately to discuss potential remedies. In some cases, the issues can be repaired. In others, it may be time to invest in a new sprinkler system for your yard. For more information, contact a professional in your area or visit a website like http://headsupsprinklersva.com/.


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