A well-maintained sprinkler system can help keep your lawn and landscaping looking lush and green. But over time, even the best systems can break down or become outdated, which can cause problems with your yard’s irrigation. In this article, we’ll discuss when it’s best to repair or replace your sprinkler system and how a Cransten Professional can help you.
Signs You Need to Repair Your Sprinkler System
If you notice any of the following issues, you may be able to repair your sprinkler system rather than replace it:
Leaking sprinkler heads: If you notice that water is pooling around your sprinkler heads or that the sprinkler head itself is leaking, you may be able to fix the issue by tightening or replacing the head
Clogged nozzles: Over time, dirt, grass clippings, and other debris can clog the nozzles on your sprinkler heads. If you notice that one or more of your sprinklers isn’t spraying water as it should, try cleaning the nozzles before replacing the head.
Broken pipes: If you notice a large pool of water in your yard, it could be a sign that you have a broken pipe. In some cases, you may be able to repair the pipe by digging it up and replacing the damaged section.
Malfunctioning valves: If your sprinkler system isn’t turning on or off as it should, you may have a problem with the valves. Try replacing the valve solenoid before replacing the entire valve
Signs You Need to Replace Your Sprinkler System
While repairs can often fix minor issues with your sprinkler system, there are times when it’s best to replace the entire system:
Frequent repairs: If you find yourself constantly repairing your sprinkler system, it may be time to replace it. Frequent repairs can be a sign that the system is outdated or that it wasn’t installed properly in the first place.
Age: Like any appliance or system, sprinkler systems have a lifespan. If your system is more than 15 years old, it’s likely that it’s no longer functioning as efficiently as it should. Replacing an older system with a newer one can help you save water and money in the long run.
Inadequate coverage: If you’ve made changes to your landscaping or added new features to your yard, your current sprinkler system may no longer provide adequate coverage. Upgrading to a newer system with more advanced features can help ensure that your entire yard is getting the water it needs.
Water wastage: If your water bill has been higher than normal or you notice that your yard is always soggy, it may be a sign that your sprinkler system is wasting water. Upgrading to a newer, more efficient system can help you conserve water and save money on your utility bills.
Awareness is Key
Knowing when to repair or replace your sprinkler system can help you keep your yard looking its best while also saving you money on water bills and repairs. By paying attention to the signs of damage or outdated systems, you can make an informed decision about whether to repair or replace your sprinkler system. Remember that regular maintenance and upkeep can help extend the lifespan of your system and prevent the need for costly repairs or replacements in the future. If you have any questions about your system, a Cransten Professional is ready to help!