Residential Irrigation Maintenance: 4 Common Problems
Your home’s irrigation system is a vital tool in keeping your landscape lush, green, and healthy. Unfortunately, there’s no check engine light for your sprinklers to let you know that something is malfunctioning. There are all kinds of common maintenance issues that can plague Delaware homeowners, and keeping an eye out for these problems can help you respond quickly and effectively. If you suspect that something is awry with your sprinkler system, reach out to the team at Sposato Irrigation for residential irrigation maintenance services.
Detect Leaks with Routine Residential Irrigation Maintenance
Leaks and cracked pipes or fittings are perhaps the scariest problems to encounter; some leaks can result in extensive water damage, and the effects may not be immediately noticeable. One of the best ways to prevent leaks in your irrigation system is to winterize your system correctly each year. Inspections and residential irrigation maintenance services can also help homeowners detect and treat small issues before they get out of control. Soggy ground, high water bills, and overly-lush vegetation are some signs that can help homeowners spot underground leaks.
Malfunctioning Check Valves, Pressure Regulators, and More
Your irrigation system contains countless unique parts, some of which serve vital health and safety functions. Check valves and backflow preventers help keep contaminated water from seeping backward through the system and reaching the main water supply, making these parts indispensable. Faulty pressure regulators can lead to unwanted misting (caused by high pressure) and poor flow (a result of low pressure). A residential irrigation maintenance professional can ensure that all of these discrete components are functioning properly.
Irrigation Controller Problems
If you’ve noticed issues with your sprinkler system, it may not be the actual plumbing that’s to blame. Irrigation controllers can cause sprinklers to engage at the wrong time, for the wrong duration, or at the wrong pressure. Bad timers and other technical failures can make your system go haywire, so it’s a good idea to seek regular maintenance for your controller and the rest of your system.
Clogged or Broken Sprinkler Heads and Emitters
Finally, one of the most common and noticeable problems that residential irrigation maintenance professionals see is clogged, broken, or cracked sprinkler heads and drip emitters. Lawnmowers, freezing water, and errant dirt can all wreak havoc on your system’s fixtures, so it’s always good practice to keep an eye on all sprinkler heads and emitters throughout the year. Poorly-functioning sprinkler heads can be easy to notice. If you need residential irrigation maintenance services, contact the professionals at Sposato Irrigation!
Choose Sposato Irrigation
Sposato Irrigation is uniquely positioned to offer high-quality, affordable, and reliable irrigation services to homeowners and business owners in Sussex County, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millsboro, Dagsboro, and Ocean City, MD. Thanks to our expertise, innovation and decades of professional experience, we can meet the needs of large properties and small gardens. To learn more about our irrigation installation, LED landscape lighting, and commercial irrigation maintenance services, contact us today. We can be reached at 302-645-4773. Also, check us out on Facebook and Twitter.