If you’re having water pressure problems with your irrigation system, don’t worry — you’re not alone. Many homeowners experience this issue at some point or another.
In this article, we’ll discuss how to find and fix water pressure problems in your irrigation system. We’ll go over a few common causes of these issues and provide tips on how to troubleshoot them.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure is one of the most common issues in irrigation systems. Low water pressure prevents your lawn from getting enough water to stay green and healthy.
Low water pressure isn’t necessarily the sign of a serious issue with your irrigation system, but it can be a nuisance — especially during hot, sunny Indiana summers.
Troubleshooting Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure is a sign that your pipes or valves may be clogged. Depending on the type of irrigation system you’re using, it could simply be that small amounts of dirt have gotten stuck in the holes that allow water to flow into your lawn. If you’re using an above-ground system, check your sprinkler heads for signs of build-up.
Another way to get to the bottom of low water pressure problems is to make sure your system is set to an appropriate water level. If you’re unclear about the right settings for your system, Innovative Irrigation is happy to troubleshoot it for you.
High Water Pressure
Another common issue with irrigation systems is high water pressure. If you’re experiencing this type of problem, your sprinklers may be putting out too much water.
Excess water can damage your plants and turf, and make even the most beautiful lawn become damp and unsightly. Thankfully, there are a couple of ways to diagnose the problem and get professional help.
Troubleshooting High Water Pressure
Compared to low water pressure issues, it’s harder to visually see the cause of high water pressure in your irrigation system. The best way to get to the bottom of the issue is to head to the pressure regulator on your system and make adjustments.
If your system doesn’t have a pressure-reducing valve, there’s never a bad time to have one installed. This is a simple solution that can prevent a handful of serious problems down the line.
If you’re experiencing low water pressure, high water pressure, or any other type of water pressure issue, it’s possible that you have a burst pipe. Take a walk around your lawn and look for any wet spots or signs that water is pooling in a particular area. Those are potential signs that a burst pipe is at the root of your water pressure problem.
Burst pipes don’t just put the integrity of your lawn at stake — they can also be costly to fix if not addressed quickly.
Troubleshooting Burst Pipes
If you suspect that you may have a burst irrigation pipe, turn off your water supply immediately. This will prevent the damage from getting any worse while you determine the extent of the problem.
Burst pipes are a delicate situation, so they’re best handled by a professional. Give Innovative Irrigation a call and our experts can assess the damage.
If you’re still experiencing issues with your irrigation water pressure after troubleshooting, then it may be time to call in a professional. Innovative Irrigations knows how frustrating water pressure problems can be, so we’re always here when you need assistance!