Even with the best intentions, your sprinkler or drip system may require irrigation repair in Yelm, WA. A deep freeze one winter or heavy water use one summer may reveal issues you did not notice earlier. Fortunately, many of these issues are easily repaired by your local irrigation expert. Here are five common repairs for irrigation systems:
- Clearing clogs: Systems are outside in the Pacific Northwest climate, meaning there are plenty of opportunities for clogs from mud, leaves and other natural debris, especially during the wet season. Clogs also form due to a lack of regular maintenance, since hard water can lead to mineral deposits that especially affect sprinkler heads. Hose lines and sprinkler heads are first cleared, then cleaned in order to assure full performance. If you notice water pressure barely changes no matter how much you crank up the water, it is likely you have a clog.
- Fixing leaks: While it will normally take a while to get to that point, irrigation systems develop leaks. This will adversely affect your water usage, and if serious, you will even notice a change in your water bill. Leaks could be a result of damage incurred during careless lawn or garden maintenance or worn out seals on sprinklers and drip systems. Hoses and sprinkler nozzles can also crack and leak after cold winters. It can take a little while to locate a leak if you only possess amateur skills, so hiring your repair service for this task will get this problem fixed more quickly.
- Removing obstructions: Unlike clogs, which happen within the system, obstructions interfere with your irrigation system from the outside. An errant tree root can cut off an underground hose, or a long-forgotten sprinkler head can be overgrown by weeds. If you have a pop-out sprinkler system, anything that blocks the heads from fully deploying is an obstruction. You need to remove these barriers as soon as possible because sprinklers that are blocked long enough simply quit deploying altogether.
- Adjusting overspray: If your sprinklers water the sidewalk more than your garden, that not only dehydrates your plants but also annoys your neighbors. Sprinklers with the overspray problem do so because they are out of alignment. If they are timed to water at night or while you are at work, the problem can go unnoticed for a while until your plants start turning brown. Check their position occasionally to see that they maintain the correct alignment. Many times, you can adjust them yourself.
- Replacing nozzles: Your nozzles may wear out, get stolen or blow off due to a sudden spike in water pressure. Careless lawn mowing also removes nozzles, and the result is frequently a flooded yard the next time you water. Sometimes the nozzle just needs to be replaced, while other times we have to reinstall that particular sprinkler. It depends on the extent of the damage.
For irrigation repair in Yelm, WA, as well as reliable installation, contact Electric Showers Irrigation today. Our repairs will help assure efficient watering for your property.