If you are like most people, you take pride in how your yard looks. Having an efficient and properly working sprinkler system is part of what helps keep your lawn and garden looking amazing. In general, the life expectancy of a sprinkler system is approximately 20 years. Quality heads can last between 10 and 15 years, and more affordable ones will likely only last for two to three years. Your system’s nozzles must be replaced after two years, in some cases, but this is dependent on the climate and water quality.
Your pipes are the most durable aspect of the system and will last the longest because they are shielded from external factors and direct sun damage. As a result, you can expect them to last up to 40 years before replacement is needed.
What Causes Irrigation System Deterioration
Irrigation damage and failures can be caused by many factors, including the age of your landscape and system, previous repairs, proximity to shrubs and trees, vandalism, rodent activity, and the quality of the irrigation water. However, there is nothing that will affect your system’s lifespan more than the quality of the components and installation.
Prolong the Life of Your Sprinkler System with Regular Maintenance
While installing a sprinkler system in your yard is a smart decision, it is not an install-and-forget-it situation. You have to take specific steps to ensure the system operates at peak efficiency and ensure you do not waste water when the sprinklers are turned on.
If you do not invest in professional maintenance for your irrigation system, it can result in a shorter life expectancy for the system. In the long run, it will wind up costing you more than regular maintenance.
When to Invest in Sprinkler System Maintenance
There are a few times during the year you should invest in regular maintenance. For example, when you turn the sprinkler system back on in the spring, mid-season, and winterization for cold weather.
Each of these maintenance times will help ensure that your system continues operating efficiently and that no serious issues arise.
Call the Professionals for Help
When it comes to sprinkler maintenance, there are an array of things you need to think about. However, with our help, you can feel confident that your sprinkler system will last as long as possible and that no serious issues will occur with the system. Our team is professionals in the industry, which means we know what to look for and what to do to ensure no issues arise.
If you need maintenance, any time of the year, and want to extend your system’s longevity, contact us today at The IDL Company.