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Welcome to the Hessenauer Sprinkler Repair and Irrigation blog and website. We like to inform our online readers about news, tips and advice concerning sprinkler irrigation here in Central Florida and the Orlando area. Today we would like to cover how to troubleshoot wasted water issues that can cost the homeowner money.

Saving water saves money, and large jumps from your normal usage can sometimes be an indication of irrigation problems. Over-watering, inappropriate scheduling, malfunctioning equipment and broken water lines can all lead to an unnecessary overuse of water.

Take a survey of the lawn while looking for areas where water was collecting. Look for signs of excessive dampness or standing water in any low areas that could be caused by seepage. Check for possible erosion or holes that could be caused by a broken pipe. Watch for for geysers, or water boiling out from under heads that could be broken off below the ground. Be sure to contact your irrigation contractor immediately if you have located a broken pipe or sprinkler in your walk through. Your contractor can always provide a more thorough check of the system and let you know if the system is causing excessive water use.

Sometimes the program in the irrigation controller can be the culprit. Check to see if the watering program was set up correctly and that nobody has changed the watering schedule. With some controllers, extended watering cycles designed for drip irrigation make it possible to water one zone for up to 10 hours.

Sometimes a clog in the drainage system could be the issue. Check that all water flow through downspouts and drainage gutters are clear from debris. Hessenauer Sprinkler Repair and Irrigation serves the Central Florida and Orlando areas for well over 30 years now since 1979 and is fully bonded, licensed, and insured.

Again, we thank you for stopping by our blog and website and hope you come back soon! If you have sprinkler irrigation issues here in the Central Florida and Orlando areas, contact us today at 407-302-2227 for an estimate.