A well-maintained irrigation system results in a lush lawn and vibrant landscaping while preventing wasted water and even flooding, which can result in expensive property damage. Make it a point to have irrigation systems inspected regularly and repaired promptly at the first sign of trouble.
Your local Mr. Rooter® Plumbing can perform irrigation system repairs and services to protect your property and control your water bill.
Types of Irrigation Repairs We Provide
Mr. Rooter Plumbing performs a full range of irrigation system repairs and services, including:
- Drip line repair
- Irrigation pipe repair
- Irrigation sprinkler repair
- Irrigation pump repair
- Adding branches to irrigation systems
- Troubleshooting water pressure issues
- Winterizing irrigation systems
Common Irrigation Problems
When you invest in an irrigation system, you expect to achieve a stunning landscape in return. Problems like low water pressure and poor sprinkler coverage can cause deep disappointment. Brown patches of grass, dead shrubs, and runoff channels are the possible results, which nobody wants to live with. Here are a few examples of common irrigation problems Mr. Rooter Plumbing can resolve for your system:
Clogged sprinklers. Dirt and other debris can make its way inside sprinklers. Over time, the debris collects and can reduce or completely block water flowing to the sprinkler head.
Missing or damaged sprinkler heads. Foot traffic, lawn mowers, and cars commonly damage sprinkler heads. Additionally, many dogs seem to view sprinklers as an opportunity to play tug-of-war with the ground. A sure sign of a broken or missing sprinkler head is a geyser of water shooting straight up from where a sprinkler once was.
Drainage issues. Many conditions can cause drainage issues, such as concretions under the soil surface. A lack of rain runoff solutions (like gutters or French drains) will exacerbate drainage problems. A plumbing expert can examine the site and recommend effective water management solutions.
Faulty water pump. Troubleshooting a malfunctioning water pump can be a challenge. Trust Mr. Rooter to examine every possible repair option before recommending a total replacement.
Cracked irrigation pipes. Broken pipes buried under your lawn will often cause soggy patches or even major flooding events. At the first sign of a busted pipe, keep the irrigation system turned off until a professional arrives to repair it.
Find Irrigation Repair Near Me
You deserve a repair partner you can count on for prompt, effective service. For over 50 years, Mr. Rooter Plumbing has met homeowners’ plumbing needs across the country. We are proud of the reputation we’ve built for accurate estimates and friendly, reliable team members.
Let us bring your irrigation system (and your landscaping) back up to its full potential. Call us or request an estimate online to get started.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does drip irrigation work?
Drip irrigation delivers a slow and steady water supply directly to a plant’s root zone. This method of watering is designed to minimize the water wasted through runoff and evaporation.
How do you maintain a sprinkler irrigation system?
A little care goes a long way for sprinkler systems. Winterize the system each fall, and address leaks and other problems as soon as they arise. Also, have an expert like Mr. Rooter inspect and activate the system each spring to make sure it’s working as intended.
How do you winterize an irrigation system?
If you live in a four-season climate, winterizing your irrigation system will prevent pipe damage during the winter. To winterize the system, all water is blown out of the pipes and the water supply is turned off. Sprinkler heads in danger of being broken by a plow or shovel should also be removed and the fixture capped for protection.