A sprinkler/irrigation system is a convenient and efficient way to keep your lawns and gardens healthy and lush. However, without regular maintenance by a professional, your irrigation system can become a significant source of costly issues. In this blog post, we’ll explore the top five most costly issues you can experience with your sprinkler/irrigation system when you don’t have it serviced regularly by Greg Tanzer Sprinklers.

Clogged Sprinkler Heads:

When your sprinkler heads become clogged with dirt, debris, and grass clippings, it can interrupt the water flow, leading to uneven watering and ultimately, a dying lawn. A professional maintenance service will check and clean sprinkler heads, ensuring consistent coverage and water distribution.

Leaking Pipes:

A broken or leaking pipe can wreak havoc on your property. Not only can it raise your water bill, but it can also create a muddy mess in your lawn and soil erosion. Regular maintenance will help detect leaks and prevent pipes from bursting, saving you money on costly repair bills.


Overspray occurs when the sprinkler system emits water beyond its intended boundaries, leading to water waste and a spike in your water bill. A professional can adjust the sprinkler heads and ensure each one is tossing water only to the intended area.

Non-Working Backflow Preventer:

Backflow preventers prevent the irrigation system’s water from flowing back into your home’s clean water supply, preventing contamination. Without proper maintenance, backflow preventers can malfunction, leading to cross-contamination and health risks. A professional can ensure that your backflow preventer is in good working order, preventing any potential health risks.

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Outdated Technology:

Like any other technology, irrigation systems evolve over time. Older sprinkler systems can have outdated technology that can be inefficient or may not meet your needs. It’s essential to keep up with new advancements, such as the Hydrawise Phone App, and a professional at Greg Tanzer Sprinkers can help guide you to the best new options for your landscape.

A well-maintained sprinkler/irrigation system not only saves you money, but it also keeps your lawn vibrant and healthy. Don’t wait until it’s too late to address issues with your sprinkler system. Trusting the expertise of Greg Tanzer Sprinklers for regular maintenance will ensure steady water flow, a healthy lawn, and lower water bills. Contact us today to schedule a maintenance service and avoid costly repairs in the future.