Importance of a Good Sprinkler System
When people think of water damage, they usually think of dramatic events like pipe breaks and storm damage, but firing a sprinkler at your house every day for months at a time can cause just as much damage. Sprinklers can rot out your wood in less than a year, and wear and tear on stucco can let water inside your home, causing thousands of dollars in damage.
Be sure to position your sprinklers so the water doesn’t hit the house.
Have someone who works with landscaping check out your sprinkler system to ensure that you’re not setting yourself up for expensive repair bills. Depending on the size of your yard, a survey will cost between $50 and $200, but it’s a worthwhile investment in the health of your home and yard.
Water Damage from Sprinklers Goes Beyond Wood Rot
Moist wood in the San Diego area is inviting to termites, which can cause serious damage to your property. Authentic Designs and Remodeling can repair termite damage, but we’d rather see you spend your hard-earned money on a whole homeremodeling project.
Even if your landscaper finds everything in tip-top shape, he or she might suggest changes that can save you thousands of dollars in the long run — like changing your sprinkler’s timer settings to work with your environment. Twice a day for a few minutes, for example, can be more water-efficient than once a day for longer. Using a drip system instead of a full-burst system will give you water where you need it most. Your landscaper will have other suggestions that can keep your property lush without breaking the bank.
It’s not too late to get the most out of your yard and sprinkler system, so investigate your options now and feel free to call us with any questions at 858-487-1065 or use our contact form.