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Troubleshooting Trouble in Your Irrigation System

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

sprinkler head watering the bush and grass in the garden Your investment in a sprinkler system speaks to your business' public image

Tips To Help You Keep Your Sprinkler System In Good Working Order

For business owners in West Dundee, IL, a commercial irrigation system provides reliable, efficient watering to ensure well-hydrated lawns, trees, and greenery. However, from time to time, sprinkler systems malfunction causing irrigation problems that can wreck havoc on your exterior grounds as well as your property's interior. The most serious threat comes from standing groundwater, which can saturate a building's foundation or basement and cause flooding.


Broken Supply Lines
When your irrigation system is not operating properly, look for:

  • A broken timer, solenoid, valve, or wire failure
  • Seeping water, often the result of a split joint or cracked pipe
  • Gushing water from a broken sprinkler head
  • A timer breakdown caused by corroded wires or faulty connections


Cracked Supply Lines
Tree growth and high traffic are the most common reasons for irrigation failure. Trees, with thick, expansive root systems, can corrupt supply lines by breaking into the plastic piping and filling them with growing roots. If you notice a decrease in water pressure, it can signal a cracked pipe within your system.
Underground plumbing lines are sensitive to repeated high traffic. The weight of people, bicycles, kick scooters and strollers can all harm supply lines by compressing the soil and cracking the piping underneath. Keep in mind that the greater the traffic, the more weight that's exerted and the heightened chance your watering system's joints or pipes eventually will be damaged.
Your investment in a sprinkler system speaks to your business' public image. Protect that investment. By troubleshooting trouble in your irrigation system, you can address small problems before they become big (and expensive) ones. Unfortunately, flooding from faulty irrigation can and does happen. If you're ever faced with water damage to your building, it's best to rely on professional cleaning and restoration services to quickly get you back to business “Like it never even happened.”

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