If you’re like most people, lawn sprinkler repairs probably aren’t a topic you give much thought.
Chances are, you installed an automatic watering system so that you don’t have to think about keeping your lawn and landscaping watered. You expect your sprinkler system to work – and it should operate for many years without a problem. So, unless you happen to notice an issue, repairing your lawn sprinklers likely isn’t on your mind at all.
But like anything else, automatic watering systems don’t last forever. To keep your lawn looking lush – and to avoid skyrocketing water bills – schedule lawn sprinkler repairs if you notice any of the following signs.
No. 1: Spitting Sprinklers
When sprinklers are coughing, sputtering or spitting, it’s a sure sign of an issue with your automatic watering system.
A few different components could be to blame. The internal valves and seals might be compromised, for example, or the sprinkler heads may be clogged or out of position. In any case, repairs are essential to ensure even watering.
No. 2: Pressure Problems
If water isn’t spraying out of your lawn sprinklers as it should, a pressurization problem could be the culprit.
Pressure problems can cause water to dribble from the sprinkler heads – or, the issue might turn your automatic watering system into a high-powered soaker, damaging the nearby plants and outdoor furniture. In either case, calling in an expert in sprinkler repairs is the best way to restore proper pressure and stave off damage.
No. 3: Soggy Spots
Overwatering can turn your lush green lawn into a swampy mess, and soggy spots definitely point toward the need for sprinkler repairs.
When your automatic watering system leaves your lawn with wet spots, the problem could be caused by a malfunction in sprinkler head rotation, incorrect zone settings or a leak. To eliminate the soggy areas, you will need professional lawn sprinkler repairs.
No. 4: Dry Patches
Underwatering your lawn can be just as damaging, and the issue can easily go unnoticed for a few weeks.
The underlying soil may be dry to the touch, but how often do you really check the moisture in your lawn’s soil? Yellowing grass is typically the earliest warning sign – and by that point, you definitely need the assistance of an experienced sprinkler repair technician to correct the problem.
Does your lawn sprinkler system need repairs? If you live in the greater Salt Lake City area, call on the professional team at Pristine Lawns.
Our expert repair technicians can give your automatic watering system a thorough assessment and address any issues for a fair, affordable price. We can also swap out your existing controller for a smart controller, which can alert you (via your smartphone or tablet) if any problems crop up in the future.
For more information on our services, or to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation and estimate for lawn sprinkler repairs, contact Pristine Lawns in Sandy, Utah, today.