In the metro Atlanta area, homeowners take a great deal of pride in their lawns. We also like for it to be easy. Having a well maintained sprinkler system is just one facet of making it easy to have a great lawn. Already own a system? Have you had it a while? Have you had it checked for proper operation? A poorly operating system not only wastes water and costs you money, it also can affect the health and look of your lawn and shrubs.
Upkeep is critical to a long life expectancy. Maintaining the various parts and pieces will, of course, help extend the life of the system.
Sprinkler heads and valves life expectancy varies depending upon climate, water quality and water pressure. Valves should last anywhere from 10-15 years while controllers life expectancy is often around 10 years. With the improvements in technology, often times a homeowner will want to replace the controller sooner to keep up with the technology.
One of the most durable components of an irrigation system is the pipes that are in the ground. They can often last indefinitely, with proper maintenance, since the pipes are not exposed to the elements and the direct sun. On the other hand, wiring is susceptible to corrosion – often due to improper installation. Sprinkalawn will check the wiring under our maintenance program.
Failures and damage to an irrigation system could be due to many factors – among them the age of the system, proximity to trees and roots, previous repairs, vandalism, rodent activity and the quality of the water.
A long lasting sprinkler system starts with the design and installation. Design factors include the amount of shade, type of soil, water pressure and drainage areas. Using a company with a stellar reputation is just the first step to a long lasting system. A reputable company will make sure the lines are run correctly, wires are spliced for durability and the system is primed for efficient water flow.
Contact Sprinkalawn to schedule a system maintenance today!