Your sprinkler system keeps your yard looking great—but what happens when it stops working?
During summer, there is nothing more important than your home’s sprinkler system. As your neighborhood gets warmer and the sun’s rays shine down, your lawn can go from thriving and healthy to dry and dying fairly quickly. A sprinkler system keeps this from happening, but sometimes these systems do break. Let’s explore some of the more common issues with sprinkler systems.
Common Problems With a Sprinkler System
Your home’s sprinkler is essential, and sometimes essential items can break down with use. When this happens, you will want to act fast before a hot day compromises the health of your yard. There are many different problems that you can run into with a sprinkler system, but we’re going to explore a few of the more common ones.
The Heads Don’t Rise Up
When sprinklers start spreading water, the heads of the sprinkler system must rise up from the ground. This is standard practice, but unfortunately, it is very easy to end up struggling with heads that won’t rise up. There are a lot of moving parts at work here. Your sprinkler system might be covered and physically blocked—or something might be broken inside the head itself.
The System is Flooding or Has Low Pressure
There is nothing worse than having your sprinkler system flood or fail to produce appropriate amounts of water. When this happens, it might mean that something is going wrong behind the scenes. More likely, it is a sign that the system’s many lines might have run into trouble. Burst lines can cause big problems, which is why these systems must be winterized in areas where it gets cold.
Sprinkler Heads Are Blocked or Spraying Irregularly
We’ve all seen a sprinkler head that just can’t seem to follow the same pattern as the others. A lot of the time, these issues indicate that the system is clogged in some way. It might be dirt, rocks, or even plant matter. At the end of the day, it will affect the spray pattern.
The System Won’t Turn On
If your system will not turn on at all, there is likely a problem with the controller or some of the connected electrical components. A system that is completely unresponsive is a big warning that something went terribly wrong. It might be a small issue, or you might need to replace the entire system. As reliable as these systems can be, they do break down with regular use.
Getting your sprinkler in order for the different seasons is really important to keep these systems operating correctly. If you need a sprinkler repair, Highlands Ranch experts are here and ready to help. Contact us today to manage any issues with your sprinkler system!