Your irrigation system plays an important role in helping you maintain a lush and vibrant lawn. That’s why you should always make sure it’s operating at 100% efficiency. If you don't know how to tell if your irrigation system needs to be repaired, don't worry, we've outlined three telltale signs for you to be on the lookout for! The first sign is related to your water bill. We know that water bills can sometimes increase between seasons—especially here in Georgia with our hot summers—but if you haven’t adjusted your watering schedule but your water bill is higher than normal, then that could mean there's a problem with your irrigation system that's causing your bill to spike. Now, if you notice patches of dead grass on your lawn, that could mean something is preventing your irrigation system from reaching those areas. The third sign that'll tell you your irrigation system needs to be repaired is any change in water pressure. If you notice any of these signs, don't hesitate to reach out to an irrigation technician to resolve them for you!
1. Your water bill is higher than usual.
One of the surefire signs that your irrigation system needs to be repaired is if you notice that your water bill is higher than usual. If you didn’t change your watering schedule and your water bill has increased, then there could be a leak in your system. It could also mean that your system may not be operating correctly, and it might be running when it shouldn’t be. That’s when you should reach out to an irrigation repair technician to look at your system. They can address any issues and help get your water bill back to normal!
2. You notice patches of dead grass on your lawn.
Another way to tell if your irrigation system needs to be repaired is if you notice patches of dead grass on your lawn while other sections are still green and lush. This could be due to a variety of reasons. For one, your irrigation zones might not be correctly calibrated, so the water isn’t reaching every area. It could also mean that your sprinkler heads are broken or clogged in some areas. The issue could even be more complex than something you see on the surface and something only an irrigation specialist can identify.
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3. You notice changes in water pressure.
Changes in water pressure, whether high or low, are always a bad sign. A change in water pressure can be caused by a variety of different issues such as faulty valves, malfunctioning water pumps, broken pipes, and more. When the water pressure is too high, it can put added stress on your system and lead to more problems down the road. It can also negatively impact your lawn. Your water may spray too far, missing crucial areas on your property that it would normally cover. Low water pressure is equally as detrimental to your lawn. It can lead to puddling near the sprinkler head, so the water won’t reach the areas that are further away. A professional irrigation technician will be able to address these issues for you, so you can make sure your lawn is getting watered in all the right spots!
Call us to schedule our irrigation repair service.
If you notice any signs of faulty irrigation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! At Bloom’n Gardens Landscape, our team of experts will closely inspect your irrigation system for any issues and address them before they balloon into larger ones. We service properties in the Atlanta, GA area, including nearby areas like Buckhead and Smyrna. Give us a call today at (404) 314-1474 to schedule our irrigation repair service!