If you want to keep your lawn and garden healthy and looking great, then having a quality sprinkler system is the way to go. It’s a water-efficient way to keep every plant looking green and lush and ensure they’re getting the water they need for good health. Today’s sprinklers are programmable and will automatically water your garden according to your desired schedule, and some can even sense whether it’s rained recently and hold off on watering accordingly.
That said, it’s still important to know a little about sprinkler repair and maintenance. Here are our leading tips to ensure that your sprinklers function at their best.
Do perform a valve inspection
The fact is that sprinkler leaks are frequently the result of faulty valves. Valves are plastic components designed to direct the water from the source throughout the rest of the yard via a manifold. Valve problems are indicated by inconsistent water pressure and areas of the yard that are unusually wet or dry. Check out the valves in the central valve assembly as well as on each individual sprinkler head for cracks, rips or other signs of disrepair.
Don’t ignore problems
You may notice that one area of the lawn is wetter or drier than other areas, but you don’t believe it’s a sign of anything serious. The fact is that, just like with other plumbing issues, a small leak can end up resulting in big problems.
It’s possible the water will pool and overwater parts of the lawn. It could also spike your water bills. On top of all that, the problem could get worse over time and cause more repairs to be necessary.
Do clean the sprinkler heads
Another sprinkler maintenance task is to make sure to keep the sprinkler heads clean. That’s because it’s easy for sprinkler heads to become clogged with dirt and debris, leading to uneven water distribution. Cleaning the sprinkler heads at least annually will help ensure that water keeps flowing to your garden.
Don’t leave damaged or detached wires alone
Your sprinkler system is connected to wires that are responsible for the system opening and closing on the correct schedule. In some cases, standard wear and tear will lead to wire deterioration, while, in others, pests may damage the wires.
If you do notice issues with the electrical wiring, it’s time to call in the sprinkler repair pros. Damaged or detached wires are considered a major issue that needs to be fixed right away. You also want to discover what caused the wiring problem in the first place so that it doesn’t happen again in the future.
When you’re in need of sprinkler maintenance, talk to the pros at Star Sprinkler Systems Inc. With more than 35 years of experience in the industry, our family-owned and -operated business is here to help you. Our dedicated team specializes in the irrigation of residences, businesses, playing fields, golf courses and public areas. We can do it all, from water conservation to spring startup service to irrigation to repairs. Get in touch with us today to get your sprinklers working like new again!