Lawn Irrigation System Overview

The importance of a functioning irrigation system to your lawn cannot be overstated. In the more arid parts of the Southwest where water is a precious resource, having an efficient irrigation system is crucial to maintaining the look and health of your lawn.

However, a malfunctioning or improperly installed lawn irrigation system can cause a lot of problems. This includes everything from watering the sidewalk to flooding your lawn and potentially contaminating your potable water.

A faulty irrigation system can also result in inefficient and wasteful use of water. As Texas and New Mexico, both have regulations and guidelines regarding water use and conservation, it is important to make sure your lawn irrigation system is functioning properly.

For more information on Texas and New Mexico water code and irrigation guidelines, please see:

How We Inspect Lawn Irrigation Systems

As with a home inspection, a residential and commercial lawn irrigation system inspection is a visual examination of all accessible components.

During your inspection, your inspector will inspect and describe:

  • Pipes, micro-tubing, and backflow preventer

  • Valves, pressure regulators, and filters

  • Irrigation controller/timer

  • Sprinklers, bubblers, emitters, and multi-emitter hydrants

Your inspector will report any needed repairs or corrections, including:

  • Misaligned, damaged, submerged, or missing sprinklers/emitters

  • Signs of poor drainage/ponding

  • Broken or leaking pipes/valves

  • High/low water pressure and overspray

  • Overgrown vegetation obstructing sprinklers/emitters