• Types of Home Irrigation Systems

    Using your plumbing system properly makes your home more efficient because it saves water and protects your appliances. The home irrigation system you choose should make sense given the needs of your lawn and the capacity of your plumbing system. Here is a closer look at some different types of home irrigation systems .

    Drip Irrigation

    Efficiency is the name of the game in this day and age, which makes drip irrigation one of the better choices for your home system. Just like you want to tighten up your plumbing appliances to save water and bring up your efficiency, this type of irrigation system can have the same effect. It lets the water drip into the soil so there’s a minimal chance for runoff, which means that less water is used overall. Not all drip irrigation systems are the same, so ask your plumber which one is right for you.

    Automatic Spray

    If you’ve ever walked across a lawn at exactly the right (or wrong) time and been surprised by the sprinklers going off, you’ve experienced an automatic spray irrigation system. This just means that spray heads will pop up out of the ground at a designated time to water the lawn. They tend to spray the ground faster than the water can be absorbed, but you can make the system a bit more efficient by only spraying the areas that need to be watered.

    Soaker Hoses

    You might also recognize soaker hoses, which are hoses you can use to slowly water a large area. The whole length of the hose will leak water out, so it’s a great option for large lawns that need widespread watering. Just make sure you lay your soaker hose out properly so you only water the areas that actually need it.

    Proper home irrigation is great news for your plumbing in Sacramento. At Ace Plumbing , we’ll help you out with clogged drains, septic services, and even air conditioning repair. Check out our website or ask us your questions by calling us at (916) 455-4548.