Summer is coming up and it’s time to start watering the lawn. But how are you supposed to know if you need Sprinkler Repair? It’s a good idea to start thinking about the condition of your sprinkler system before the season gets too hot and your grass starts dying. You don’t want to end up without sprinklers in the middle of the summer! This article lays out the 4 most basic signs that tell you it’s time to get your sprinklers fixed.
- Probably the easiest way to know that your sprinkler system needs repair is when one of your sprinkler heads is shooting water out in a geyser-like fashion. Another indicator is water bubbling out of the sprinkler head. The geyser of water indicates that the sprinkler head has been damaged in some way, most likely by running it over with the lawn mower. If the water is bubbling out of your sprinkler head, the actual piping is probably damaged. Both of these repairs are well within reach of doing yourself.
- On the other hand, if your sprinkler heads are barely producing any water at all when you turn the sprinklers on, it can be an indication of blocked pipes and the need for cleaning. While this often happens with one or two sprinkler heads, it can also happen with the entire sprinkler system. If none of the sprinkler heads are producing water, one of your valves could be blocked.
- Sometimes with damaged sprinklers, water can pool around the sprinkler head. This can cause many lasting issues, such as flooding and damage to your lawn, so you’ll want to make sure and fix this one quick. Pooling water indicates damage to the system underground and poor head drainage. This is a little more difficult to fix and may require you to call a professional.
- If the sprinklers aren’t producing any water, first check to make sure your water source is turned on. It seems silly to say, but many people forget to turn the water on to the sprinklers first. If that doesn’t do anything, you probably have a valve or controller problem.