Sprinkler and Irrigation Repairs
A well-designed sprinkler system should run with a minimal amount of service outside of seasonal maintenance. However, particularly on older systems, repairs may be necessary from time to time. It’s important to take care of these issues when they arise, as broken or leaking components will cause increased water waste and can lead to more serious problems down the line. Nature’s Helper offers sprinkler repair in Omaha and beyond. Even if we didn’t install your system initially, we can provide service for any repair or performance issue. We have undergone extensive training on all popular sprinkler brands and models. We are recognized as a Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC) by the Irrigation Association (IA) and an EPA WaterSense partner. Through these and other associations, we offer smart and proactive service that will keep your sprinkler system working its best for longer.
What to Look For
In most homes, the sprinkler system is something that’s considered “set and forget.” Modern programmable controls have made irrigation automatic, and beyond seasonal checks, there’s little for the homeowner to worry about on a day-to-day basis. The downside is it can be difficult to notice when something isn’t performing the way it should. A little education about how your system works and what to look for is one of the best things you can do to keep your lawn and garden healthy with a properly functioning sprinkler system. Here are some common warning signs that you may need sprinkler repair service from Omaha’s Nature’s Helper:
- Your water bill has increased suddenly with no apparent other cause.
- You begin to notice wet spots or marshy areas on your lawn.
- You see clear evidence of physical damage to your sprinkler heads or other system components, such as corroded wires or cracks.
- Your lawn isn’t thriving the way it should — large areas of yellow patches of dying grass may indicate that your sprinkler system isn’t doing its job.
- Water is shooting up in the air in streams or pooling around the edges of your lawn.
If you notice any of the above signs and want to investigate further, there are steps you can take before calling in a repair professional. Turn your system on and take note of any inconsistency in the spray pattern or the volume coming from the sprinkler heads. Try to locate any obvious leaks and when our technician arrives, inform them of the issue. Some sprinkler repairs require nothing more than a few adjustments or new parts. Others are more involved. For this reason, a thorough inspection is required before providing an estimate. Don’t trust any company that offers you a quote over the phone. Instead, call Nature’s Helper to arrange a consultation at your convenience. We’ll send a qualified technician who will assess the issue and give you an honest, accurate estimate for the necessary repairs.
Nature’s Helper stocks the parts needed to service not only the sprinkler systems we install but ALL brands old and new. We also offer the latest in accessories to extend the life of your irrigation system AND save money on your lawn-watering energy bill. We can help you with: Service Calls: If your sprinkler system is acting up due to broken heads, leaks or other issues, we can help. If you need to move your sprinkler heads due to changes in your yard, we can do that, too. Call us today. We’ll be right out. In most cases, you don’t even need to be at home. Seasonal Service Checks: An underground sprinkler system requires various seasonal adjustments throughout the year in order to maintain water-efficiency and prevent leaks and broken pipes. At each visit, your entire system is checked for any needed repairs.
- Spring Start-up (April & May)-Water is turned on, controller is reset if needed and all sprinkler heads are inspected for proper adjustment for complete lawn and landscaping coverage.
- Mid-Season Checks (June-Aug)-Performed during the heat of the summer, irrigation watering times are adjusted as needed for hot, dry weather to account for increased evaporation and to protect your lawn. We also run through your system to ensure all sprinkler heads are adjusted for proper coverage and in good working order to eliminate accidental water waste.
- Winterizations (Sprinkler System Blow-out)(October)-Sprinkler system water is turned off, drain valves are opened, backflow is drained down and an air compressor is used to blow all of the water out of the sprinkler lines to prevent freeze damage during the winter months.
Find out why winterization is imperative to keep your sprinkler system running efficiently year after year. Save money and get priority service on your seasonal visits by signing up for one of Nature’s Helper Service Plans. You’ll receive discounts on each visit AND on parts and service.
We also offer New Homeowner Instruction
If you’ve just moved into a new home, we’d be happy to check your sprinkler system for leaks or broken parts; set your controller and explain to you how to use it. We can also make recommendations for possible future service and repairs, and offer solutions to improve the water-efficiency of your sprinkler system.