Understanding how to monitor and troubleshoot your sprinklers for system problems, as well as water usage, can substantially reduce your costs.
How does an HOA community manager know when troubleshooting is necessary? Three circumstances merit attention: 1) When the system no longer performs the way it once did, 2) when changes in the landscape occur (naturally or through projects), and 3) when water bills rise, either suddenly or gradually.
When Your System Won’t Run
When sprinklers simply will not turn on, put on your Sherlock Holmes cap and conduct a process of elimination to arrive at the root cause of your problem. We recommend this sequence of steps:
Often, the first serious warning sign of a costly problem is a suffering landscape or an unusually high water bill. We recommend this sequence of steps to ensure appropriate and cost-effective water usage for your landscape:
Vigilance in monitoring, troubleshooting, and maintenance will protect the longevity of your community’s irrigation investments, and ensure cost-effective water usage each month.
President, Smart Outdoor Services, Inc.
CIC, CLIA TXLi#10969, EPA WaterSense Partner
Smart Outdoor Services Inc. is a leading water management company that helps properties of all sizes use outdoor water more efficiently while promoting healthy landscapes.