A sprinkler system within your yard's landscaping is a great benefit to you as a homeowner who wants to take good care of their yard and landscaping. With regular watering and other care to the lawn and vegetation, your yard will thrive and look its best all year. However, your sprinkler system may not always work perfectly and will need some repairs and upkeep for it to work at 100 percent all the time. Here are some recommendations to help you repair your sprinkler lines and maintain your system for a well-watered lawn and landscaping.
Ensure Sufficient Water Pressure
With all the new construction in residential areas and added water usage, as a result, there may come a time when your home's water pressure could change slightly. With a reduction in your water pressure, you may find that your sprinkler no longer receives adequate pressure to reach all the sprayers in each zone. This can result in dead spots on your lawn and vegetation. You can check your water pressure at any time to verify this by using a water pressure gauge on your outdoor water source to give you a psi.
When this occurs you can use a couple of different options to repair the problem. You can reduce the number of heads on each zone and add in a new zone to reduce the water requirements in each zone. Or you can switch out all or a few of the heads on each zone to low water usage heads to provide adequate water spray coverage. Keep in mind if you switch out the sprinkler heads to low water usage sprayers, you will need to increase the time on each zone so the lawn still gets the same amount of water.
Repair System Damage
When a sprinkler or several within your line begin to not spray out as they should, you can expect that there is damage to the line. Damage can occur from freeze damage to the water in the pipe if it is not properly winterized, but it can also occur from tree root damage. If you have any trees in your yard, their root system can grow around or upon the line and compress it or pierce it completely.
Diagnose the location of the line damage based on which sprinkler heads are not receiving water spray and excavate the soil in this line to find the breakage. Cut out and replace the broken section of the line. If the area was damaged by a tree root you may want to remove the line that runs next to the tree and install a new line to bypass around the tree to prevent further damage. Contact A Ronnow Lawn Sprinkler, Inc. to learn more.Share
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