The maintenance of any automated system or machine is essential. Anything that runs regularly needs regular upkeep to stay efficient and cost-effective.
Our certified technicians will fully inspect your system, from cross-connection testing to sprinkler nozzles. Sprinkler heads, control valves, pipes, and wiring can break down due to wear-and-tear, accidents, or environmental reasons. For example, an essential part of our maintenance and tuning service are the sprinkler heads, which tend to endure the most wear-and-tear out of the system. It’s extremely important to verify that the head and its components are working and are not worn or leaky.
Our expert sprinkler repair service is here to assist you. All components will be verified and adjusted to bring you optimal use of your water while maintaining the desired look of your lawn. We inspect everything and provide the tune-up your system needs.
They can last about 20 years. Over the past few years, the technology of irrigation systems has changed substantially, and by upgrading your irrigation timer to a Wi-Fi smart timer you can extend the life of your sprinkler system. With these timers, your system will run less when the weather is cold and wet, thus causing less wear and tear on the components.
The other thing that can extend the lifespan is having an irrigation professional install or adjust it using best practices. An improperly built sprinkler system will start costing you money from day one and will not last as long.
In most cases, you look and listen. Look for water bubbling up, or try to hear it in areas where you have seen a loss in pressure. Another great way to find leaks is during the fall blowout. Air will blow out of the leak and will be pretty easy to find. During any service call, such as a blowout or a spring activation, you can ask your irrigation professional to look for leaks and document any areas of concern.
Yes, if the mainline to the irrigation system is still open. Simply turning off the timer may not suffice. If there is any debris stuck in one of the control valves, water will continually weep out of the lowest head on the zone (typically). Often, we get calls from clients saying a sprinkler is leaking because water will not stop dripping from it. Really, it is the control valve that’s leaking, not the sprinklers. Regardless, if you suspect your system is wasting water, it’s best to close the primary shutoff valve (usually located inside your house on the irrigation mainline) and call a professional.