Recommendations For A Successful Sprinkler Repair Project

Posted on: 21 October 2021

A yard sprinkler system that irrigates your vegetation, trees, and lawn is going to make irrigation an easy and virtually maintenance-free task for your yard care. However, there will come a time when your system becomes damaged and doesn't work as it needs to, so you need to be aware of its workings so you can repair it to avoid water waste and damage to your landscaping. Here are some recommendations and tips to help you repair your sprinkler and irrigation lines so they can continue to water your yard vegetation.

Evaluate the Problem

When your sprinklers become broken, you may discover the damage in one of several ways. It could be signaled by dying vegetation in your yard. You may notice a sprinkler head is broken as you walk through your yard or you may have a neighbor let you know there is a sprinkler spraying water up into the air from your sprinklers. You may also notice a lot of water runoff and erosion in a section of your vegetation, which is a sign that a sprayer is gushing water.

Inspect the section of your sprinklers to find out what has occurred to the system so you can properly repair it. There may be a broken sprinkler head or a broken line leading to the sprinkler, which is usually below the soil and can be difficult to locate. If you find there is a soggy area of soil and your sprinkler water pressure is too low, you can determine the sprinkler line has cracked somewhere within the saturated area.

Complete Repairs

Once you have established your sprinkler system is broken, you will need to dig out the area of damage so you can fully repair it and clean up the area of damage. If the sprinkler head has broken or the riser below the sprinkler is damaged, dig out the soil and lawn around the area to expose the broken section and to give you room to work. Be sure you carefully remove and set aside any lawn so you can patch it back into the repair area.

Remove the broken piece of riser or sprinkler head. Before you install a new part onto the system, you may want to rinse the line of any dirt by switching the water for a couple of seconds. This will blow any debris from the line and prevent the dirt from clogging your sprinkler heads. Screw on the new riser or sprinkler head, adjusting the head so that its spray pattern is correct for a corner or edge spray. Turn on and test your new replacement parts before you replace the soil and the lawn onto the spot.

For more information on sprinkler system repair, contact a company like A Ronnow Lawn Sprinkler, Inc.