Irrigation Repair, Troubleshooting & Replacement in Southern Oregon
Landscaping often proves vital to increasing a home’s aesthetic appearance. Attributes like curb appeal can even impact a homeowner’s ability to sell their home. However, many issues play into optimal landscaping maintenance. One such matter is a functioning irrigation system. Grass, flowers and shrubbery that does not receive an adequate water supply at all times stands at increased risk of ailing and losing its lush, colorful and inviting content.
In such instances, the need for irrigation repair becomes paramount and immediate. Carol’s Colors Landscaping, which provides services like landscape maintenance, construction and irrigation installation to the residents of Southern Oregon, invites current and prospective customers to read the following brief blog discussing the process of irrigation troubleshooting.
Irrigation System Overview
Many homeowners possessing moderate to expansive lawns and other types of landscaping keep said plant life hydrated by employing underground irrigation systems. Water is administered to various floral designs through dispensers called sprinklers. However, the complete system is typically comprised of other pertinent features, such as a supply pipe that is attached to a water source and a valve box for which the pipe is connected to.
Each sprinkler is set up in a specific irrigation zone, which is operated through an apparatus known as a zone valve. These valves control the amount of water administered
and dispense liquid in accordance with electronically programmed schedules. Once the zone valves open, said items transmit water to the sprinkler heads, which spray the substance on surrounding plant life.
Potential problems can occur with any systemic component. Specific signs that irrigation repair may be necessary include:
Water Pressure Issues: Water pressure must be executed in moderation. Diminished pressure will not provide enough water to provide adequate hydration, while excessive pressure could over saturate or damage the associated landscaping. Pressure issues can often be attributed to faulty zone valves or damaged irrigation pipes.
Malfunctioning Sprinkler Heads: Sprinkler head malfunctions might indicate the presence of several underlying problems. Occasionally, sprinklers that do not emit significant quantities of water or dispense inconsistent concentrations could be symptomatic of a valve or piping issue. However, sprinkler heads that are cracked, chipped or clogged by debris like dirt, dust or allergens might fail to perform optimally.
Uneven Water Distribution: If a homeowner notices that portions of their grass or other landscaping components become oversaturated, while other areas seem dry, any number of potential systemic maladies could exist. Arguably, the most common reason for this occurrence is a leak at some juncture in the system. That said, uneven water distribution might also be the result of failing sprinkler heads or improper zone settings.
Dripping Valves: Properly functioning valves should never drip. Should this happen, there is a good chance said items have been infiltrated by debris like grass clippings or dirt. Over time, these environmental byproducts could precipitate damage that eventually causes leaks.
Unusually High Water Costs: Homeowners who find that their monthly water bills suddenly skyrocket, a leak somewhere along their irrigation system is a distinct possibility. If left unchecked, this problem will only worsen, resulting in more exorbitant expenses and, possibly, property or landscaping damage.
Dirty Water: Homeowners who notice dirty or discolored water emanating from sprinkler heads are strongly encouraged to consult with an irrigation troubleshooting specialist. Said occurrence might be attributed to aging, rusty or failing pipes, in addition to systemic leakages that enable dirt or other substances to mix with water. Dirty water can harm associated landscaping. Ergo, this problem should be addressed immediately.
Contacting Carol’s Colors
Property owners who notice any of the preceding issues are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible. Our team possesses more than 30 years of landscaping maintenance and construction, in addition to irrigation installation experience. We can perform a thorough evaluation of the system in question, identify potential problems and formulate the most appropriate remediation plan.