What’s Wrong With My Sprinkler?

lawn irrigation in GeorgiaWhen it comes to properly irrigating your lawn, using an automated sprinkler system can save you a lot of time. Unfortunately, there are numerous problems that can arise with using sprinklers, and we found a list of some of the most common problems and how to fix them. Of course, the most important part of fixing a sprinkler problem is discovering that you have one  in the first place. The appeal of an automated sprinkler system is that it is convenient. It will automatically start and stop at the interval you established whether you are there watching or not. As a result, most homeowners do not realize there is a sprinkler problem until their lawn starts to show symptoms of dehydration. For this reason, Terra Bites Lawn Service suggests that you watch your sprinklers run once a week and look for signs of problems, including:

  • Sprinkler heads not popping up – usually this means that something is blocking the sprinkler, like a trash can, rock, overhanging branch or something similar.
  • Water streams not spraying as far as they should – this can be indicative of a clogged sprinkler.
  • Sprinkler heads not spraying where they are supposed to – simply a problem with placement and position.
  • Leaks and puddles around the sprinkler heads – this can mean the sprinkler head is damaged or cracked.

If you find a problem with your sprinkler, fix it immediately. This is not something to put off and see if it corrects itself because an easy repair that is left unattended will turn into a bigger problem. Plus, if the problems with your sprinkler continue, it will also result in problems with your lawn.

Remember, if you are ever feeling overwhelmed by your lawn, don’t hesitate to contact us for help!

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