6 Signs That Your Irrigation System Needs Professional Attention

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 | The Greenery, Inc.

The summer months are fast approaching in the Lowcountry. And that means an increase in the temperature and more water required to keep your lawn and landscape well hydrated to survive the summer heat. Proper watering is key to keeping your yard looking good in all seasons, especially summer, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank with your water bill. There are steps you can take to assure that your lawn is watered and your back account isn’t drained in the process. Here are the six signs that your irrigation might need some professional help:

Your Water Bill Makes You Faint – A spike in water usage can indicate a leak that’s letting water escape from pipes while it drains money from your wallet. It’s also possible that your controls are not properly set. Irrigation systems can be complicated, and every installation is unique. The Greenery’s irrigation technicians have experience with both residential and commercial systems.

Your Lawn Has Water Puddles, or Brown Spots, or Both. Overly saturated areas and patches of yellow or brown grass both indicate trouble that can range from incorrect zone settings to faulty sprinkler heads. The Greenery’s irrigation professionals can pinpoint the problem and restore the efficient water flow that keeps your grass and landscaping green and healthy. 

The Sprinklers Activate at the Wrong Times – Your system controller probably needs attention. The information stored in the controller, the brain of the system, tells it when and how long to supply water to the sprinklers. There are hundreds of different controller systems on the market, and The Greenery’s irrigation professionals have experience with all of them. 

Your Driveway and Garage Door Get Watered Thoroughly, Leaving Your Grass High & Dry – Sprinkler heads can get clogged, blocked, or even worn out over time. Maybe they weren’t properly aimed from the beginning. One sprinkler head can waste hundreds of gallons of water over the summer.

You’ve Gotten Plenty of Rain, But the Sprinklers Still Turn On (Even During the Rain) – Remember the system controller we mentioned above? Something has to tell it that you’ve gotten enough rain. A simple rain sensor detects measurable rainfall, and automatically turns off the irrigation valves. The Greenery’s irrigation professionals can easily install a rain sensor, making even older irrigation systems up-to-date and more efficient. 

The Water Company Wants to Know the Results of Your “Backflow Test”. A special backflow valve is installed onto your plumbing system to protect your drinking water and the city water supply from contaminants that could flow back from the irrigation system. A regular test is required. The Greenery’s irrigation professionals can conduct the backflow test to certify that your system is compliant.

Don’t get stuck with a faulty irrigation system that wastes water and your money. CALL US TODAY for an affordable, professional check of your irrigation system 843-785-3848.


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