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20 Jan 2020
signs you need a new sprinkler system

New Year – New Sprinkler System: Signs it is Time to Make this Investment

If you are like most people, you take pride in a healthy green lawn during the warmer months of the year. Not only does this help to boost your home’s curb appeal, it also offers a safe area for your children to enjoy outside play and can contribute to your home’s overall level of well-being. One of the key components of a healthy lawn is a quality irrigation system.

To ensure your sprinkler system continues operating properly and efficiently, it should be regularly maintained – just like any of your other home appliances or systems. However, regardless of how well you care for and maintain your existing system, it will have to be replaced eventually.

With the New Year in full swing, now is the time to begin thinking about taking this plunge. Keep reading to get to know some of the most common signs you should consider replacing your home’s sprinkler system here.

Sign #1 It’s Time for a New Sprinkler System: Old One Leaks Frequently

If there are small leaks in your sprinkler heads, they can usually be repaired. However, if the sprinkler heads continue to leak after several repair efforts, or if the leaks grown in frequency, it’s a good idea to invest in a system upgrade. This isn’t going to be a problem you can fix by making even more repairs.

Sign #2 It’s Time for a New Sprinkler System: Reduced Water Pressure

You may also notice that your sprinkler can’t project the water as efficiently or as far as it once did, it’s another sign of a problem. This indicates the sprinkler is older, and that it is a victim of use and wear and tear. The issue may be the result of cracks or chips in the sprinkler head, or it could be time for you to replace your system completely.

Sign #3: An Increase in Water Costs

Have you begun to notice that your water bills are steadily going up? As mentioned above, as your sprinkler system gets older, it’s going to become less efficient. This means that more water is going to be needed to handle the job. Before replacing the system altogether, it may be a good idea to call the professionals for an inspection. The issue could be in just one section, which may be a more affordable repair.

Sign #4: Poor Design

If you are not the first owner of your house, it could be that the sprinkler system is not designed properly. For example, do the sprinkler heads overshoot the lawn? Or, have you noticed large dry patches where the water isn’t reaching? If so, these are signs of bad design. Work with the professionals to figure out the right type of system for your lawn that will offer the highest level of efficiency.

The sprinkler system in your yard has one job – keep the grass and plants watered. When it can no longer do this job, it is time to consider replacing it. If you want to discuss your options, contact our team at The IDL Company.

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