Joe Swett
Sprinkler Installation
By Published On: April 1st, 2020Comments Off on Sprinkler System Installation vs Repair: What Do You Need?29.2 min read

Experts recommend that homeowners invest 10% to 20% of their home’s value into their landscaping. This year, do you plan to spruce up your own exterior?

If so, a sprinkler system can make a world of difference, keeping your lawn looking healthy year-round.

If you already have an existing system in place, a few repairs and modernizations might be all that’s necessary to get it up to speed. Or, you might opt for a full-system rejuvenation to update the equipment and optimize the water pressure.

If you’re starting from scratch, a brand-new system can add instant value and curb appeal to your property.

Not sure which one to choose? Read on. Today, we’re sharing a few factors that can help determine whether a repair or new installation is in order, so you know how to proceed.

Signs It’s Time for a Sprinkler System Repair

In some cases, you don’t need to perform a complete overhaul of your existing sprinkler system. There are myriad reasons why you might simply need a qualified technician to visit your home and repair any lingering issues that are hindering system performance.

Sprinkler repair services are best-suited for homeowners with an irrigation system that isn’t too far gone to save. Rather, it simply requires optimization to reach its full potential. Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons to call our repair technicians today.

Incorrect Installation

Are you noticing issues with your original sprinkler system? There’s a chance that it wasn’t installed properly in the beginning.

If so, you could notice a slew of issues, from poor coverage to wiring issues. Our technicians will be able to determine if your challenges stem from the original install and if so, how to correct them.

Lack of Routine Maintenance

A successful irrigation system depends on regular, routine maintenance. Yet, unless this service is offered with your installation, it’s easy to forget to schedule it. If you’ve neglected to service your system in years, it could show signs of wear and tear more easily.

That’s why we offer a variety of comprehensive maintenance plans designed to extend the life of your sprinkler system. Our services include thorough inspections, detailed cleanings, system updates, and more.

Obvious Malfunctions

Most of the time, your sprinkler system will give you signs that something isn’t functioning as it should be. A few of the most obvious ones are a soggy yard, brown patches in your grass, damp concrete, or low-pressure sprinkler heads.

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Continuing to run it as-is can cause your water bill to skyrocket and your yard to suffer. You need to know what’s behind these symptoms and how to resolve them. A few of the most common residential sprinkler issues that might be at play include:

  • Sprinkler leaks
  • Disconnected sprinkler nozzles
  • Clogged sprinkler heads
  • Wiring damage
  • Broken sprinkler pipes
  • Broken controllers or timers
  • Backflow vulnerability
  • Wasted water

If you’re experiencing any of the above issues, it’s always smart to hire a licensed and ensured sprinkler repair technician to take a look at the situation. Even the highest-quality systems can malfunction on occasion, and prompt resolution can mean the difference between keeping your existing setup and installing an entirely new one.

Many times, this expert can assess the situation and offer a viable and economical way forward. The steps put into place won’t simply solve the short-term issue, but they’ll also mitigate the potential of re-occurrence.

Sprinkler System Rejuvenation

What if there isn’t a concrete problem or operability concern, but you simply want to update your sprinkler system and help it last for years to come? Our repair team can also help with that!

Once we assess your property and examine your current system, our technicians will perform a complete rejuvenation that adds functionality, efficiency, and aesthetics to your former design.

First, we’ll change out all of your old, existing sprinkler heads for modern ones. Then, we’ll make operational adjustments to make sure everything flows as it should. This includes adjusting the system pressure to make sure your water usage is just right.

Signs It’s Time for a New Sprinkler System Installation

Of course, if you don’t already have a residential irrigation system in place, a new installation is in order. However, there are also times when your existing system might not be salvageable and a total replacement is required.

Two of the most common reasons why this might be the case include:

  • You’re installing all-new landscaping
  • You’re running new underground lines

If either of these occurs, it’s unlikely that your current system can stay in place, even if it isn’t currently malfunctioning. You’ll need to redesign your sprinkler system layout, and our team can help.

When you call us for a new installation, you’re partnering with the best team of irrigation experts in the Bay Area. Rather than simply installing the basic necessities, our approach goes many steps beyond, with perks that include:

  • Custom-designed sprinkler heads
  • Annual maintenance plans
  • Rainfall detectors
  • Flow sensors
  • All-natural mosquito systems
  • Industry-leading warranties

As a state-certified irrigation contractor, we’re fully insured and state-licensed. The sprinkler systems we install come with a 100% coverage guarantee and allow you to save up to 30% more water than competitor offerings. Our custom solutions are designed to fit your unique property, making your property more lush, valuable and eco-friendlier than ever before.

Invest in a Sprinkler System For Your Property Today

Whether you’re looking to repair, maintain or install a sprinkler system, you’ve come to the right spot.

At Sunrise Irrigation, we’re proud of the reputation we’ve built around the Tampa Bay Area for more than 20 years. We’re the region’s go-to irrigation and sprinkler service company for many reasons, and our customer commitment tops the list.

If you’re ready to learn more about our services and receive a complementary estimate, give us a call and let’s connect!

About the Author: Joe Swett

Former U.S. Coast Guard and Tampa-native Joseph Swett is the owner of Sunrise Irrigation, a Palm Harbor-based company that has been providing sprinkler and irrigation services in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida, for more than 20 years. A RainBird-trained landscape specialist, Mr. Swett is dedicated to helping Florida homes and businesses implement effective irrigation technologies and transition towards smart water conservation. In his spare time, Joe sponsors and plays in two men’s softball leagues, but also enjoys surfing and going fishing with his family.


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