Owning an underground irrigation system has so many benefits. Regularly checking up on how the system is functioning and keeping an eye out for issues will ensure it last long and works correctly. When you can recognize the signs that your system needs repairs, the better off you’ll be in the future. The quicker you notice them, the faster they’ll be fixed. Don’t be afraid to contact Berardi Irrigation when you have questions about your sprinkler system.
Soaked Spots And Parched Patches
Balanced water coverage ensures that the lawn stays healthy, but a leak in your home’s irrigation system can throw off properly distributing water. Overly saturated areas of your lawn and patches of yellow grass indicate irrigation system trouble that can be anything from faulty sprinkler heads to incorrect zone settings. Your irrigation or landscaping company can pinpoint the problem and restore the efficient water flow that keeps grass green.
Dripping Control Valves
The back end of your irrigation system is what’s responsible for delivering the right amount of water to each zone in your yard. Properly operating valves should not leak or drip, and damp areas around pressure regulators and filters are problem signs. Grass clippings and dirt particles accumulate in the equipment causing leaks that compromise operation, so don’t ignore those drips.
Sputtering Sprinkler Heads
When the delivery systems start spraying off-target, they might be responding to valve or pressure problems. However, sprinkler heads develop chips and cracks that lower their performance. The pop-up sprinkler heads shift out of position and sputter misdirected water into puddles. Debris that is accumulated clogs sprinklers, causing them to spray off-target when they should be watering your thirsty lawn.
High or Low-Pressure Problems
Having too little pressure doesn’t deliver the water to your yard that it needs, and too much pressure will prematurely wear out the equipment in your system. While fluctuations from high to low will end up making you check on the control valves and regulators, the trouble might be coming from the irrigation pipes. They have the ability to shift ground and become invasive to tree roots, just like your home’s plumbing.
If you get your monthly water bill and notice it’s a lot higher than usual, ask your irrigation professional to check the system. It could be a bad pressure regulator forcing too much water through the system or a control valve delivering unbalanced amounts. A spike in usage often means there is a leak that’s letting water escape from pipes while it drains the money from your wallet.
Contact Us at Berardi Irrigation
The irrigation system professionals at Berardi Irrigation will install your system and ensure it works properly. Contact us for any spring start-up services or routine check-ups. Fill out our contact form or give us a call at 781-828-2029.