ABC’s irrigation pros can take care of any issues you might be having with your sprinklers, including performing routine maintenance.
San Antonio homeowners routinely call upon our experts to help with:
- Water leaks
- Blocked, tilted, broken, sunken or missing sprinkler heads
- Failing valves
- Irregular spray patterns
- High pressure spray
- Inadequate spray
- Improper head spacing
- Obstructed nozzles
- Missing check valves
- Split main or lateral line
- Broken controller
We can also advise you on how you can adjust your watering schedule during each season to better provide your plants with the moisture they need, when they need it.
ABC’s irrigation experts can maintain and repair almost every brand of sprinkler system on the market, as well as irrigation drip systems. Our lawn care professionals can handle any problems you may be having with your controllers, in addition to reworking planting beds, assisting you in converting to a drip irrigation system, performing routine maintenance and making emergency repairs.
Homeowners in San Antonio choose ABC for sprinkler repair for the same reasons they choose us for their other home services. In addition to having licensed, experienced sprinkler repair professionals on staff, ABC makes sure you can feel safe having our technicians on your property by conducting extensive background checks and drug testing on all our employees. Perhaps most importantly, ABC treats your yard as we would our own.
How would I know I have a problem with my sprinkler system?
The best part about having a sprinkler system is that, when it’s working, you shouldn’t have to do anything to keep your lawn healthy. If you are wondering whether you have a problem, here are a few warning signs to look for:
- An unusual spike in your monthly water bill (particularly if you know you don’t have leaks elsewhere)
- Parts of your yard that always seem to be yellow, dry or dead
- Consistently wet or muddy spots
- An unexpected number of plants which show signs of stress in a short period of time (wilted, yellow leaves or little or no growth, for example)
- Sprinkler heads which remain stuck in the downward position or are producing an uneven or irregular spray
- Low water pressure
If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to schedule a time for an irrigation professional to come to your property to take a look at what might be going on.
Does ABC install new sprinkler systems?
While ABC’s sprinkler repair technicians can install new sections and pieces of an irrigation system if they stop working, we do not install entire irrigation systems. Our landscape designers have the ability to incorporate a new watering system into any plans they create for you, if desired.
What are the benefits of a drip irrigation system?
Some homeowners elect to water their lawn with a drip irrigation system instead of a traditional sprinkler system. Some of the advantages of using drip irrigation is that these systems:
- Require less water, which means lower utility bills and water waste
- Lower your risk of overspraying and evaporation which can occur with above-ground sprinkler heads
- Directly connect to the outdoor faucet you already have, eliminating the need to cut into your home’s water line
- Allow you to more easily expand your system as your plants mature
- Target specific areas in your yard that need more water than others
- Avoid weed growth and the potential for fungal growth from overwatering in other parts of your lawn
- Provide more gentle watering, which can help prevent erosion
You may be eligible for a rebate from your water provider if you invest in a more water-efficient irrigation system. Some drip systems are exempt from watering restrictions since they typically use less water than traditional sprinkler systems. ABC’s irrigation experts can switch your existing system to drip irrigation or make any needed repairs to your existing drip system.
When should I set my sprinkler system to run?
Your plants are most efficient at absorbing water in the early morning hours, so this is the best time to run your sprinkler system. If you water at night, more moisture accumulates, which increases your risk of developing yard fungus. In addition, watering restrictions in our area dictate that you should run your sprinklers before the heat of the day, since more water can be lost to evaporation.
Can you help me save water?
One of the reasons our sprinkler systems are so often the reason we are wasting water is that we often set our systems to run during the hours of the day when we aren’t outside to spot a problem. By performing routine maintenance, you can help prevent issues that can lead to costly repairs. ABC’s sprinkler repair experts can adjust and check your sprinkler heads, fix any leaks and ensure that your sprinklers are properly distributing water where you need it in your yard.
If water usage is a particular concern for you, ABC can make recommendations to adjust the frequency and amount of water going into your lawn.
When’s the best time of day to set my sprinklers to run?
The best time of day to water your lawn is in the early morning. Your plants are more able to absorb moisture at that time. When you water at night, less moisture is absorbed, putting your plants at greater risk of fungal growth. Local governments that have watering restrictions require homeowners to water before midday to avoid water being lost to evaporation.
Why does my lawn have dry spots?
Your yard can have dry spots, even with a working sprinkler system. One reason is that you will need to significantly adjust the amount of water your grass receives during the hot, dry months of the year. Without making these adjustments, your grass will show signs of stress, which may appear as wilted or yellow leaves or stunted plant growth.
Dry patches can also signal a malfunctioning sprinkler system. If you have a clogged sprinkler head or a malfunctioning valve, parts of your yard might not be getting the moisture they need. ABC’s lawn care experts can diagnose your issue and make the necessary changes to provide these problem spots with the nourishment they need.
Do I need to winterize my sprinkler system?
In some areas, homeowners go through an annual process to get sprinkler systems ready for winter. In San Antonio, winterizing your irrigation system is largely unnecessary since we rarely, if ever, experience prolonged periods of freezing temperatures. When we do have a cold spell, it’s a good idea to turn off your system and wrap any exposed metal components with insulation.
You can avoid having brittle or cracked heads and valves by running your system once a month during the winter. In the late fall, ABC offers our customers winter sprinkler system inspections to make slight adjustments that will ensure that your sprinkler system makes it through the colder months of the year without any damage.