Is It Time To Upgrade Your Irrigation System?
One of the most stressful aspects of owning a home is keeping up with home maintenance and making updates so you don’t experience an emergency in your home or on your property. One area of your home that you have to remember to maintain is your irrigation system. Just like any appliance in your home, irrigation systems need regular maintenance and will need to be replaced from time to time. With advances in irrigation technology or changes you’ve made to your lawn, a new irrigation system or upgrade will help maintain performance and save you from costly interventions down the road.
Reasons to Upgrade Your Irrigation System
One of the most common reasons to upgrade your irrigation system is because you have added to or changed the layout of your lawn and property. This may be the case if you recently added a new garden or moved, updated, or changed the layout of your landscaping. Your irrigation system will also have to be changed if you have added a large structure to your property, such as a pool, lanai, or firepit. Other reasons to upgrade your irrigation system include:
- An increase in the size of your lawn
- New plantings that have different watering requirements
- Dead spots in your lawn that were not there before
- Water bill has drastically increased
- Insects or fungi are now present in your lawn where they were not before
How Long Does an Irrigation System Typically Last?
The average irrigation system, when cared for properly, can last for around 20 years; however, that is for the system as a whole. Individual components of the irrigation system, such as the sprinkler heads, will not last that long. Routine maintenance will be required for your entire irrigation system to ensure that it is not only working properly, but also that you are getting the most out of it.
If you are interested in upgrading your irrigation system or feel your current system needs maintenance, be sure to contact our experts, and we will be happy to help you and schedule a visit to your property. At Challenger Irrigation, we are happy to serve Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties.