Installing and Repairing Your Sprinkler Irrigation System

Published on: November 8, 2012

The numbers of homeowners deciding to install a sprinkler irrigation system are increasing and it is not surprising why they opt to do so. Particularly in the cases of homes with a large lawn area, watering the lawn can be a time consuming and tedious chore. With the use of a sprinkler irrigation system you can be confident that your lawn is automatically receiving the watering that it needs without you even having to think about it, never mind do anything about it.

Having said that, there is some simple maintenance required in order to keep your sprinkler in good working condition. You should have your sprinkler irrigation system serviced by a professional landscapers who offer an irrigation system service twice a year, just before and just after the cold season. During the cold weather it is possible for any water that was not properly removed from the system to freeze and cause serious damage.

A professional landscaping company will also be able to perform any repairs that are necessary for the proper functioning of your irrigation system. The most common problems that can occur are broken sprinkler heads and a clogged line. It can be tempting to do it yourself and save some money but it is quite a technical area and there is a chance than you will do more harm than good. Sprinkler heads are easy to replace but it is important that the correct size and model is used and it should be the same brand at the original system. A clogged or broken sprinkler line is a little harder to repair, as it requires a portion of your lawn to be dug up in order to locate the damaged area.

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