Investing in a sprinkler system in Dallas, TX is well worth it, but when it isn’t working properly it can be frustrating. Thankfully, most issues are caused by sprinkler heads, and these are easy enough to fix yourself. Follow these signs and tips to get your sprinkler system back up and running in no time:
1. The spray is uneven, gets interrupted, or is nonexistent. Or water is just pooling around the sprinkler head.
If this is the case, you probably have a clogged sprinkler head. Leaves, grass clippings, and dirt can all easily get stuck in there, causing it to clog. To fix it, all you really need is a paper clip or other piece of stiff wire. Use the wire to clear out any debris from the head. If it’s really clogged, you may need to remove the head from the sleeve and fully rinse it in addition to clearing it with the wire before replacing it back in the sleeve.
2. The sprinkler head is visibly broken.
If your sprinkler system is having issues, make sure to do a visual check of each sprinkler head. Lawn equipment, exposure to the elements, and wear over time can all cause damage to a sprinkler head. If any of them are broken, they are easy to replace. Just unscrew the head from its base and take it with you to your local lawn and garden store. Buy a replacement head that matches your existing one, and screw the new one in its place. As you do so, check the placement of your sprinkler heads in relation to the ground. If they are sitting too high off the ground, they will be more vulnerable to getting damaged. The sprinkler heads should sit only half an inch above ground level. You may need to dig around the head to lower it further into the ground. But do not be tempted to lower it further than half an inch; otherwise, it will be more prone to clogging (see number 1).
3. The sprinkler head won’t turn off when the system is turned off.
In this scenario, you probably have a valve issue. Each sprinkler head usually has two valves–one on each side. You will want to inspect both. Look for rocks or debris that may be blocking the water valve from closing properly when the sprinkler system is shut off. Remove the valve cap (called a solenoid) and let the water run through it to dislodge the debris. If this doesn’t work, you may have to turn off your water supply, unscrew the cap, and remove the debris manually.
Tried all these troubleshooting tips and still having issues with your Dallas, TX sprinkler system? It may be time to call in a professional lawn care company. CGreens can help! Call us at 972-231-2870 or visit our website: http://www.cgreens.com/
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