If you’re like most, you probably have your irrigation system set to begin its cycle very early in the morning. After years and years of use, when was the last time that you actually saw each of your sprinkler heads in action? If you can’t remember, then your irrigation system is most likely extremely overdue for an inspection. The reason for this is that irrigation systems do not age extremely well. They are left in the elements all day everyday and are susceptible to cracks, breaks, and the usual wear and tear. If your system is five years old or more and you can’t remember the last time you saw it running, it’s important that you have your system checked for leaks. These leaks could be from seals that are worn out or from compromised irrigation rotors or spray nozzles. Both of these leaks will undoubtedly cost you money every single month and you may not even notice, aside from the higher water bill.
An above ground leak or a broken sprinkler head is usually the easiest issue to diagnose. As you can see in the image above, it’s very apparent that this sprinkler head is damaged and needs to be replaced. While most other irrigation service providers in Punta Gorda, FL, rely on you, the customer, to contact them about an issue similar to this, we do things a little differently. We believe in being proactive when it comes to the health of your irrigation system. That is precisely why we offer the installation of a flowmeter and Hunter Hydrawise smart controller. The implementation of these two pieces of equipment will ensure that we are alerted if there’s any issue with your water usage or water pressure going to the sprinkler system.
The most common cause of your irrigation system causing your water bill to skyrocket and show no obvious signs of broken sprinkler heads is an underground leak. This could be from a small crack in your lateral lines or could be from a major crack in your feed lines from the main water line to the valve box. In either case, your irrigation system will constantly be leaking water all day and will undoubtedly cause your water bill to spike. If your system was equipped with a flowmeter, we’d receive a notification of higher-than-normal water usage and potentially lower pressure.
Underground irrigation leaks are costly and detrimental to your entire lawn and landscape. If you suspect your water bill is way too high, we recommend checking your entire lawn for any areas where there’s clear signs of water accumulation that shouldn’t be present. Don’t forget, your lateral lines run all over your property in most cases and there’s no telling where the leak is from if you don’t check for one. Or, you could call the local professionals at Conserva Irrigation of Southwest Florida. We offer all new customers a 100% free irrigation system inspection. We’ll analyze your irrigation system from top to bottom and uncover any and all issues present. We’ll also provide you with a free quote for any and all repair needs.
If your irrigation system is leaking water, it’s costing you money and it’s detrimental to your lawn’s health. Claim your free irrigation system inspection by calling Conserva Irrigation of Southwest Florida today at (941) 208-1449
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