Your home’s irrigation system is responsible for maintaining your yard’s physical condition and health. What you need to know is if your system is up to par. This can be difficult to determine, but it doesn’t have to be. You can learn more about your system, the factors that affect it, and average lifespan of an irrigation system to know when it’s time to invest in a replacement.
Factors that Impact the Lifespan of Your Irrigation System
There’s not just one thing that can impact how long your irrigation system lasts. In fact, there are several factors that may play a role. Because irrigation systems are outside your home, and typically in the ground, you need to consider outdoor variables first.
Think about how you use the system, and how often it is turned on. You need to get as much use out of as possible without overworking it. Your irrigation system is often exposed to sudden or gradual freeze and thaw cycles during the winter and the colder months during the fall. If you don’t watch what is going on carefully, a seemingly small issue in a single part of the system can get significantly worse and cause bigger issues somewhere else. Even the types of soil around the pipes and the water’s quality that runs through the pipes play a role in the lifespan of your system.
You also have to consider the advancements in residential irrigation system technology. Professional irrigation technicians can inspect and assess your irrigation system setup to figure out if your pipes and other components are still in good, working condition. If you have an older system, the technician may make a recommendation to update your control system so you can take advantage of the many improvements that have been made in energy and water management.
When is it Time to Upgrade Your Sprinkler System?
Thanks to technological advances, you should have your sprinkler control system evaluated every decade and replaced every 15 years. While it depends on the quality, age, and condition of your system, the best thing to do in many situations is to replace the entire thing. A good way to determine if your irrigation system is in good, working condition is by scheduling a professional assessment.
Some of the signs it is time to update your irrigation system include:
- The presence of leaks
- The use of old technology and components
- An aging irrigation system
Call for Help When a Replacement System is Needed
While the information here is beneficial if you are trying to determine if your irrigation system needs to be replaced, sometimes you may still be unsure. If this is the case, it’s a good idea to call in the professionals for assistance.
At The IDL Company we can inspect your irrigation system and let you know when it is time for a replacement. Contact us today!