Monday May 17, 2021
It is important to have a well-watered lawn to avoid soaked spots, leaking control valves, rising water costs and off-target spraying of sprinklers. Spotting early warning signs not only helps you save cost but helps you worry less.
Here are some signs you need to be on the lookout for:
- Sprinkler zones not turning on
When you have sprinkler zones that don’t turn on, it could mean that either single or multiple zones have become inactive. Oftentimes, the wires leading from the controller to the valve may just be disconnected. When this happens, check that the low-voltage wires are in good shape.
Other times, a more pressing issue might be at hand; one may find that the problem comes from the transformer which acts as the major supplier of low voltage to the controller. In this situation, you would need to replace the transformer.
- Sprinkler leaks
Sprinkler leaks can be caused by a number of things; a cracked valve body or a worn-out or damaged zone valve. When you notice that the leak is coming from a zone valve; you may need to replace the zone valve. Other times, leaks could be from a clogged valve and the valve just needs to be cleaned.
- Dry spots
We tend to often detect soggy spots sooner than we do dry spots which could do some serious damage to your lawn.
It is advised that once your lawn begins to yellow, you examine the soil. If the soil seems hard, then your sprinkler is likely not producing enough water and it is time to have it checked out or cleaned.
If you’ve noticed any of these signs, don’t worry, we are available to get your lawn to regain its stunning appeal. Click here to learn about our irrigation services.