Having a working irrigation system in Texas is important, especially during hotter, dryer times of the year. That's because your lawn will need to be watered regularly so that it can endure the heat. There are some signs you should always be on the lookout for that may indicate that your irrigation system isn't working properly and needs to be repaired. An increase in your water bill could mean that there's a leak in your irrigation system or something may be broken. Dry or brown spots on your lawn usually indicate your grass isn't receiving the hydration that it should, which could be caused by clogged or broken sprinkler heads, or your zones could be set incorrectly. Excessively damp areas on your lawn could mean that there's a leak or the zones are improperly set. A change in your water pressure is another sign of irrigation system failure and should be addressed immediately to prevent wasted water or lack of water in certain areas.

1. Increased Water Bill

Leak found from irrigation system by walkway in Austin, TX.

Your irrigation system is extremely important because it is responsible for watering your lawn and plants. Because the weather here in Texas can get so hot, you'll want to make sure your system is always working properly so your plants always get the hydration they need. One possible sign that something is wrong with your irrigation system is an increased water bill. If you notice that your water bill has increased, but you haven't been using more water than normal, there could be a problem with your irrigation system. Some common irrigation issues that can cause an increased water bill include:

  • Leaks
  • A broken pressure regulator
  • A broken control valve

2. Dry or Brown Spots on Your Lawn

Brown spots found in lawn due to unequal watering zones in Buda, TX.

When there are dry or brown spots on your lawn, it usually means that some parts aren't getting the water that they need. One reason could be a clogged or broken sprinkler head that's not dispensing the proper amount of water to certain areas of your lawn. A sprinkler head can get clogged over time as debris starts to pile up in the nozzle. Another possibility is that your zones are set incorrectly. If your zones are set up incorrectly, it could be giving an area less water than it needs, causing it to dry out and turn brown.

Irrigation systems are complicated and you should always hire professionals to repair them so you don't make an issue worse!

3. Excessively Damp Areas on Your Lawn

Puddle in lawn from incorrectly set irrigation system in Round Rock, TX.

If there are areas of your lawn that are excessively damp, it could mean that there is a leak somewhere or that your system is set incorrectly and providing excessive amounts of water to certain spots on your lawn. It's important to check your system to identify the source of the leak or readjust the zones if they are set incorrectly.

4. There's a Change in Your Water Pressure

High-pressured irrigation sprinkler in lawn in Bee Cave, TX.

If there's a change in your water pressure, it may be a sign that your irrigation system needs to be repaired. High water pressure could result in your system spraying mist or fog instead of a normal spray; this not only wastes water, but the water that it does produce can be blown away from its intended target. Low water pressure could mean that your irrigation system cannot reach all of the areas that it should; this results in underwatered areas of your lawn. Without getting enough water, areas of your grass can become unhealthy and dry out.

Give us a call today to schedule our irrigation repair service.

If you notice an increase in your water bill, have dry or excessively damp areas on your lawn, or notice a change in your water pressure, your irrigation system may require repair. Luckily, we offer just that! Even if we didn't set up the system, our experts will be able to repair it. We also offer upgrades and can perform routine quarterly checkups on your irrigation system to ensure it is always working efficiently.

We serve residential properties in Austin, TX and surrounding areas including Bee Cave and Dripping Springs. Give us a call today at (512) 786-1694 to schedule our irrigation repair service.