The Importance of Maintaining Your Irrigation System

Maintenance is key in ensuring your irrigation system continues to perform and function properly.

Irrigation systems play a significant role in creating and maintaining beautiful landscapes that can increase the appearance and value of your property. However, like most systems and equipment that receive constant use, maintenance is important in ensuring that it continues to perform and function properly. So, it can be extremely challenging to create and maintain a beautiful and healthy lawn and garden when your irrigation system isn’t regularly maintained. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of maintaining your irrigation system.

Reasons to Maintain Your Irrigation System

Your irrigation system should receive regular maintenance at least once or twice a year. A well-maintained irrigation system is key in saving you time and money while allowing you to protect your landscape’s health and appearance. Listed below are some of the main reasons why it’s important to maintain your irrigation system:

  • To ensure your system is regularly inspected and serviced
  • To keep your system up to date and functioning properly
  • Maintaining a beautiful and healthy lawn and garden
  • Prevent dry spots and puddles from accumulating on your lawn
  • Prevent costly water bills
  • Catching minor issues before they become major, resulting in expensive repairs or replacements
  • Prevent overwatering, underwatering, and uneven watering
  • Prevent water wastage
  • Maintain irrigation efficiency
  • Prolong the life of your irrigation system
  • It prevents you from having to waste your time manually watering due to system failure

What Happens When Your Irrigation System Isn’t Regularly Serviced?

Most if not all systems require regular maintenance to continue functioning without any hindrances. Listed below are some of the things that happen to an irrigation system that isn’t serviced regularly:

  • Broken or damaged equipment
  • System failure
  • Sprinkler obstruction
  • Clogged sprinklers
  • Leaks
  • Frequent repairs and replacements
  • Costly repairs and replacements
  • Unadjusted sprinkler heads, causing over spraying and watering in improper areas
  • Your irrigation system can become a safety hazard to your home and its occupants

Tips for Maintaining Your Irrigation System

Over time, your irrigation system can succumb to various factors, including age, constant use, faulty parts, and improper installation, resulting in your system failing and requiring expensive repairs or replacement. However, by performing regular maintenance, you can ensure your irrigation system remains up to date and continues to function for many years. Listed below are some helpful tips for maintaining your irrigation system:

  • Schedule routine checkups and inspections
  • Regularly inspect the watering zones of your landscape for puddles and dry spots
  • Check your water pressure
  • Adjust your system’s watering schedule to accommodate the season
  • Keep obstructions off your lawn that block or cause damage to your irrigation system
  • Check for missing or damaged sprinkler heads
  • Cleaning your sprinkler heads
  • Check for leaks
  • Keep sprinkler heads adjusted at the right angles
  • Flush your system
  • Keep your irrigation system up to date with the newest technology and features
  • Make sure your irrigation system is calibrated to the proper settings

Get In Touch With Aqua-Bright Irrigation And Illumination Today!

Whatever the cause of your outdoor drainage or lighting woes, the professionals at Aqua-Bright can help you come up with a solution. For a consultation and to hear what we can do for you, give us a call at (410) 489-9009 or visit us online.