Repairing Your Sprinkler System

Your property's sprinkler system can be an important tool for keeping the plants watered. While sprinkler systems are designed to operate for years with minimal problems, there are some issues that you can reasonably expect to encounter at some point with these systems.

Issues With The Sprinkler System's Rain Sensors

Automatic sprinkler systems can be among the more convenient options that you can choose for your property. With this type of sprinkler, you will be able to set the system to activate at a particular time on particular days. However, you may not want these sprinklers to activate if it is currently raining when the time to activate arrives. To account for this need, your sprinklers will have rain sensors that can detect precipitation and stop the sprinklers from activating. These sensors can be prone to malfunctioning as they age, which may lead to the sprinklers activating despite the rain. If you notice this is occurring, the time has likely come for these sensors to be replaced. While this is an inexpensive repair to have done, it can be somewhat complicated as this sensor will have to be properly installed and calibrated to work correctly.

Uncontrolled Jets of Water from the Sprinkler Heads

The sprinkler heads are designed to spray water in a control area. However, it can be possible for ruptures and clogs to impact the performance of the sprinklers, and this could lead to them potentially spraying a large jet of water in an unpredictable and undesirable direction. This may not seem like a major problem, but it can lead to the water being applied unevenly over your yard. In addition to increasing irrigation costs, this could even result in some plants developing health issues due to receiving too much or too little water when the sprinklers are active. When a sprinkler system is experiencing this problem, the damaged sprinkler head may have to be replaced.

Structural Damage to the Feeder Pipes

Your sprinkler system will rely on a series of feeder pipes to supply the various sprinkler heads with water. Typically, these feeder lines will be buried several inches underground, which can help to keep them safe. However, there are still potential sources of damage that could lead to sections of these lines having to be replaced. An example of this could be the pipes rupturing due to the water in them freezing. Root intrusions can be another problem that these lines will often experience as roots can force openings in the pipes that can lead to major leaks and obstructions occurring.

For more information, turn to a sprinkler repair service in your area.