Over time your sprinkler system will age and become outdated. While there’s no way to stop normal wear and tear to your sprinklers, there are ways to assess your system to know if it’s time for a sprinkler system upgrade.
AGE OF YOUR SYSTEM
Do you know the age and what maintenance your sprinkler system has received? Knowing these things will help homeowners assess the quality of their system and whether or not it is necessary to upgrade their unit.
Leaks can occur in various spots along your sprinkler system. The most common leaks in older systems are in the mainline. When your system develops a mainline leak, your system will become inefficient. When this type of leak happens, there won’t be enough water reaching valves and sprinklers for distribution.
FREQUENT REPAIRS NEEDED
Have you needed repeated repairs made to any portion of your sprinkler system? If so, especially in a single season, it is a sign that your system may be outdated and is due for an upgrade. Occasional maintenance and system repair is a good thing!
INCREASES IN WATER BILLS
A sudden increase in your water bill during the season can possibly point to an inefficient sprinkler system. This may be caused by several different reasons, from poor installation of the sprinklers to a compromised water source.
OVER AND UNDER WATERING
Over and under-watering are both a problem for homeowners. Try adding a sprinkler system controller to automate water distribution flows to address these concerns directly. Non-automated systems are unable to adjust their sprinkler’s output based on plant, soil or weather changes.
YOUR SYSTEM IS OUTDATED
The biggest reason homeowners should consider a sprinkler upgrade is an outdated system! Sprinkler repairs won’t cut it when the system is supported by antiquated pipes, parts and low water pressure.