Fixing the Most Common Sprinkler Problems at Home

A Working Sprinkler

Fixing sprinklers can be quite daunting, but it shouldn’t be impossible. An employee from Utah Sprinklers reveals most problems actually arise from small issues, which could be fixed easily with household tools and a little creativity. Sprinklers are durable and can last a long time. Therefore, the first few years of installation would only see minor problems. Here are the most common causes of low running water and the procedures in fixing them.

Damaged Or Clogged Sprinkler Heads

There are plenty of tutorials online on how you can replace the sprinkler head, but you have to be sure it is broken. There are times when the sprinkler heads are only clogged with debris or small particles in the water. The first step is to turn off the water supply and gently unscrew the sprinkler head. If the water flows freely, it’s time to check the sprinkler head. If there are broken areas or small tears, these could be easily fixed by a sealant. If it is intact, the problem could be a clog.

Stuck Valves

When water continuously flows even after you have already cut off the water supply, then something is stuck in the valves. The problem is the same when it takes time before the water comes out. Check if the valves close and open entirely and if the movement is smooth. If not, quick cleaning should do the trick.

Low Water Supply

Check the rest of your faucets to see if water is running low in your entire house. Upon confirmation, go around the neighborhood as it may be the case that only your pipeline is affected. Observe the immediate area where the sprinklers are and see if the ground is bubbling or if there is discoloration. If there is a leak, call a professional right away.

You can prevent damages and unnecessary utility costs by taking the time observing your sprinklers every day and make it a point to maintain them at least twice a year. They are made to last but need proper care to prolong their usefulness.