Drip systems last for around 10-20 years. Just like everything else on your property, your drip system will need to be replaced at some point. You’ll know it’s time when you start to see multiple underground leaks. If you’ve had 3 leaks in 3 months, the line under the ground is probably getting brittle so it’s likely time to replace.
Valves go bad in various ways – they lose pressure, they leak, they won’t shut off, or sometimes they just don’t work at all.
Timeclocks are not all the same. The cheaper ones just don’t last very long. We only use Hunter outdoor timeclocks that we’ve found are easy to use and are more durable.
PVBs (Pressure Vacuum Breakers) are the weird looking things next to your front yard faucet. They stop yucky outdoor water backing up into your kitchen and they will turn off the water to your yard when there’s a problem (like a bad valve).
We offer a 2 year warranty on new drip or sprinkler installations (all but the heads), timeclocks, valves and PVBs.