Patchy lawn – Excessive water can be one of the biggest problems for those who have their sprinkler systems set up. This can cause a great deal of damage to plants and grass if left unchecked. To ensure that you are watering your plants with the right amount, it is important to look at how much water you are using in relation to the size of your yard. A good rule of thumb is to make sure that you aren’t using more than two inches of water over any given area. If you find that you are using too much water, it may be time to have your system repaired.
High water bill – Problems occur when the pipes are installed on an upward slope or in a location where they’re exposed to freezing temperatures. However, pipes might burst simply because of age. Old pipes can crack or rust and eventually break apart, causing leaks that waste water and lead to sky-high water bills. When you notice a broken pipe, turn off the main water valve that supplies your irrigation system. Then check for any obvious signs of damage that might make the problem clear.
Sputtering heads – There may be an obstruction in the nozzle, such as debris from landscaping work or buildup of minerals from water. The problem might also be with the sprinkler system valves, which may have broken springs or seals. Repairing a sprinkler head is just one of the many different issues you could come across, but it is relatively simple compared to some of the other problems you may encounter.