Water conservation and residential irrigation systems go hand in hand. It’s a great way for homes to make a positive impact on the environment without much effort. Irrigation systems also offer countless other benefits such as allowing you more time to spend with your family, be at the office without having to worry about watering the lawn, or even over watering the landscaping to make up for missing a day or two. It prevents weed growth and preserves nutrients and the soil structure of your lawn. However, depending on the age of your irrigation system, you may need to choose between replacing the system entirely or general irrigation repair.
Depending on the age of your irrigation system, you may need to choose between replacing the system entirely or general irrigation repair. Irrigation repair will look at and assess which components of your system need to be replaced such as your sprinklers, pipes and fittings, valves, and even the controller. As your system gets older, it may be more prone to breakdowns and sourcing replacement parts may be difficult. This is why regular irrigation maintenance is so important. Your irrigation system may only need minor repairs or it could need a little extra TLC in order to ensure that everything is operating as it should. Common repair problems include damaged sprinkler heads, repairing or replacing the pump, adjusting the time clock, replacing the sprinkler itself, and ensuring that water coverage is at optimal levels.
A few tips to keep in mind:
- It is important that you adjust your controller depending on seasonal changes, to sprinkle water more or less frequently.
- You should let your system run in the morning as cooler temperatures mean less evaporation and your landscaping will flourish.
- When using an automatic system, water your garden in 2-3 short bursts instead of one long period of time. This gives the water a chance to soak into the soil between each cycle.
There are pros and cons attached to every irrigation system. The most common advantage of irrigation systems would be how much water it can save while the main disadvantage for some would be the cost of the system. You need to decide what irrigation system best suits your specific needs as well as your specific budget. At Art Plumbing, AC & Electric, we believe that you come first. In order for you to do your utmost to conserve water, we will ensure that you will get the perfect system installed by a licensed and trained professional. We will also perform the necessary checks to see where any leaks are occurring, as well as repair or replace damaged sprinkler heads or valves. Speak to our friendly professionals about installing rain sensors, as these will detect measurable rainfall and automatically switch off your systems valves.
By keeping your system in tip top shape, you’ll be making an effortless contribution to water conservation efforts and ensure that your garden is looking lusciously green all year round. At Art Plumbing, AC & Electric, we also offer lawn sprinkler maintenance plans to give you the necessary peace of mind that you deserve.