3 Signs Your Irrigation System Needs Repairs

You rely on your irrigation system to keep your landscaping healthy and beautiful. But after months or years of use, even the most robust irrigation systems can start to show signs of needing repairs. Keep an eye out for these three telling indicators that your irrigation system needs some TLC from a professional irrigation company.

1. Water Pressure Issues

Has the water pressure from your irrigation system noticeably decreased recently? Over time, buildup in valves and spray heads can restrict water flow, resulting in inadequate water coverage. Low pressure leads to dry spots and uneven watering that leaves plants stressed. A professional irrigation tech can clean or replace worn valves and spray heads to restore full pressure and coverage to your system. Don’t let low pressure create weak links in your irrigation system.

2. Misaligned or Tilting Heads

Do you notice spray heads and rotors that are no longer aligned perpendicular to the ground? Misalignments like this make it impossible for water to be distributed evenly. As the edges of your lawn or landscape beds get overwatered, other areas won’t get enough. Tree roots and repetitive freeze/thaw cycles can gradually shift sprinkler heads out of position. Having a pro re-angle and secure loose commercial irrigation components means you’ll avoid wasting water.

3. Leaky Valves

Check around valves for soggy soil or visible water leaks, which likely indicate worn washers or valve seals. Even small leaks can result in thousands of gallons of wasted water over a season. That’s money out of your pocket plus potential damage if leaks are left unresolved. Replacing a few inexpensive valve parts now prevents more headaches down the road. In addition to higher water bills, leaky valves can also contribute to fungal issues in the soil from too much moisture, damaging plants. Left unfixed over years, chronic small leaks can also damage building foundations and pavement due to excessive soil saturation.

Addressing problems promptly keeps your landscape thriving through every season. Pay attention to these key signs, so you know when it’s time to request professional repairs for your irrigation system. Don’t leave your lawn and plants’ health up to chance – after all, it’s a tried-and-true method. In fact, irrigation was first used around 6000 B.C., according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

If you need help with residential or commercial irrigation systems, Monsoon Irrigation can help. Reach out to us today to learn more. We look forward to working with you!