Apparently, nearly 1 in 3 of us don’t know how often a lawn needs to be watered. The wise ones among us have bought a sprinkler system to do it for us, so we don’t have to think about it too much!
Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever – and sprinklers break down from time to time. But they can be fixed at a very reasonable price, saving you from buying a whole new irrigation system.
These are 5 key signs that mean you’re in need of a sprinkler repair service.
Patchy, dying grass
One of the first signs that your sprinkler needs to be looked at is parched grass. It’s not getting any water, and it’s dying. In these cases, you need to act quickly, to avoid re-laying your lawn.
This problem can be caused by a faulty sprinkler head that’s only shooting water into some patches of the garden and not others.
‘Coughing’ sprinkler heads
If your sprinklers are sputtering and ‘coughing’, this can cause both over- and under-watering problems in patches across your garden.
This can be the result of pressure problems, or issues with the internal valves. The head may have been knocked out of position, or it might be clogged.
Soggy grass and sprinkler repair
If there are spots on your lawn that are absolutely saturated, you need to fix it fast – over-watering can be just as much of a problem to your grass as under-watering.
There can be many causes behind this problem. These include leaks, problems with the rotation of your sprinkler head or simply incorrect zone settings.
If you can’t figure it out yourself, give us a call. We’re experts, and our owners have over 70 years of combined experience – so we’ll be able to spot the problem and advise you on the correct solution.
If water is dribbling out of the sprinkler heads, or shooting out water far too fast, there’s some kind of pressure issue that needs to be looked at. This issue often relates to the valves and regulators of the irrigation system in question.
While you might think extra pressure will mean the water is reaching more of your lawn, this can wear out your system before its time. You’ll need sprinkler repair services to make sure it lasts for as long as possible.
The bills are through the roof!
A spike in your water bill can indicate a leak in your sprinkler system. So it’s a good idea to keep a close eye on your statements while you’ve got the sprinklers in use during hotter weather.
Other symptoms of this problem may include pools of water on the lawn, water bubbling up through paving stones, or low pressure from the sprinkler head.
Are you in need of sprinkler repair?
There are many different kinds of lawn sprinkler, but we’re well versed in all of the major types.
We’ll service and repair systems whether we installed them or not, and we will always base our advice on the condition of your irrigation system.
Call us today for a quote, or learn more about lawn sprinklers on our irrigation and landscaping blog.
R & R Sprinkler & Landscape
931 SE 11th Avenue
Cape Coral, FL 33990