The irrigation system at your Alton, Illinois home, has the critical job of making sure your lawn always gets enough water. Your sprinkler system is arguably an essential part of this system. To help you take great care of your sprinklers, check out some of the most common sprinkler problems you may face.
Individual Heads Not Working
Perhaps the most common problem that requires sprinkler repair is a sprinkler head that isn’t working. If you turn your sprinklers on and notice that one or more isn’t working, you probably have a problem with one of the sprinkler heads.
The good news is, this is a simple problem that an irrigation system repair expert can fix by simply replacing the sprinkler head.
Low Water Pressure
You may notice some of your sprinklers don’t have nearly as much water pressure as others. If this is the case, there are a few things that could be causing it. There may be a leak or a compressed spot in the irrigation line somewhere, or there may be a problem with the backflow device. The best thing to do in this situation is to call a professional.
Sprinkler systems range from simple to fairly complex, but many of the larger systems have numerous zones in them. If you notice one of these zones isn’t working correctly, chances are you have some problem with the electrical side of your irrigation system. The controllers that send signals to various sprinkler heads may have gone bad, or there may be a problem with terminals or wiring. Either way, it’s best to leave it up to an irrigation system repair professional.
Leaking Zone Valve
If you see water leaking out near a zone valve, that’s something you need to address as quickly as possible. Not only can leaks cost you money, but they can also cause you to overwater parts of your lawn. A leaking zone valve may be caused by a damaged diaphragm, loose screws holding the valve cover and body together, or a crack in the valve body.
Leaks Away from Zone Valve
When there’s a leak in a sprinkler that’s far away from a zone valve, it could be a problem with that sprinkler head or the zone valve. In some cases, the valve may have been installed backward, or it may be dirty. However, a dirty or damaged sprinkler head will cause the same symptoms.
A Little Help
Taking care of your lawn can feel like a full-time job, especially when you’ve got problems with your sprinkler system. Next time you need sprinkler repair services, get in touch with the folks at Diversified Services. We can help get your irrigation system back in excellent shape.