4 Signs You Need To Repair Your Sprinkler System

Because they are designed to be something to just set and forget, your sprinkler system can be a difficult place to identify problems that need to be solved. However, with a little bit of experience, you can be familiar with the warning signs that your sprinkler system might need a little bit of love and care. Here are some of the top ways to know that your sprinkler system needs to be repaired soon.

Dry Patches Or Uneven Watering

If your lawn is starting to develop dry patches or excessively watered patches of lawn, it may be a sign that your sprinklers need to be looked at. Sprinklers in great condition will water the lawn evenly, and uneven watering could indicate a problem with the valves or with the alignment. Getting these sprinkler repairs done can help your lawn get back to looking green and even. You can further identify this problem by running your sprinklers manually and watching where they spray.

Spiking Water Bills

If your water bill is suddenly astronomically higher than it usually is and you can't find a problem otherwise, there might be a leak in your sprinkler system that is causing you to pay for a lot more water than you need to be paying for. Other signs that you might be experiencing a leak might be pooling water or lower pressure from the sprinklers themselves.

Low Water Pressure

Perhaps your sprinklers seem like they are weak, sputtering, or inconsistent. If they seem to be lazily spraying off-course or barely spraying at all, you might have an issue with water pressure. There are a lot of different problems that could be causing this, so it's important to get your sprinklers checked out as soon as possible to correct the low water pressure. Getting the pressure back will help your sprinklers reach the entirety of the lawn and spray the correct parts of your lawn.

Water In Unexpected Places

If you notice an accumulation of water in any strange places around your home or lawn, it's possible that it is caused by damaged or obstructed sprinkler heads. Sprinkler heads that have something growing in the way may spray water on the exterior of your home, or a sprinkler with some dirt in the way may saturate the area around it in water. If you notice any unexplained water around your home and yard, it's likely that it has been caused by damaged sprinklers that need to be repaired as soon as possible.