Irrigation systems are a blessing to the modern homeowner. They can single-handedly take care of all the watering that’s necessary for your yard, plants, or crops, and most of the time it requires little maintenance or attention. What a boon! However, that’s not to say that sprinkler systems are always reliable. In fact, there are several universal problems that frequently plague sprinkler systems.

At Affordable Irrigation, we’ve handled just about every issue that could possibly occur in a sprinkler system, but in most cases, it’s one of the following problems that prompts our clients to call for sprinkler system repair. If your sprinkler system has been acting funny, there’s a very strong chance that it’s due to one of these reasons:

Damaged Sprinkler Head

The sprinkler head is the main output of your irrigation system. It’s where all the water comes out, so if there’s something wrong with the sprinkler head, you’re going to see it. There are many ways for a sprinkler head to stop doing its intended job.

  • Loose or Misaligned Sprinkler Head: A loose sprinkler head might spray water just fine, but in all the wrong places — not exactly ideal.
  • Broken or Cracked Sprinkler Head: A broken, cracked, or chipped sprinkler head will affect the way that water comes out. It might spray too hard, too little, leak out into a puddle, or spew water in all different directions.
  • Jammed Sprinkler Head: Many sprinkler heads move and rotate, but they can get jammed, resulting in one patch of your yard getting all the water.

Damaged Pipes

Damaged pipes could be a reason why the water in your irrigation system isn’t coming out properly. Or, it might be spraying just fine, but draining your water bill much faster than ever before. This is a sign of internal leaking or broken pipes. It’s important to look for the signs of broken pipes because they can be hard to spot and cause a lot of damage if you’re not careful.

Blocked or Clogged

Sometimes there’s nothing wrong with any of your actual components — there’s just something clogging the system. This happens most frequently in your sprinkler heads. If your water is spraying funny, or there are variations in the water pressure, check for blockage.

If you’ve determined there’s nothing wrong with your actual sprinkler head, it’s probably just clogged. This can happen from storms, wildlife, and the debris you leave behind after mowing the lawn.

Valve Problems

Your valve is essentially the control that is responsible for allowing water to pass through your system. If it’s on the fritz, you’ll probably see weird things going on with the water flow in your irrigation system. When water runs for too long without stopping, it might mean your valves are jammed and aren’t able to stop the flow. The opposite is also true — if no water is getting through at all, the valves should be one of the first things you check. You don’t want to tear apart your yard looking for broken or jammed pipes if the problem is with the valves.

Sprinkler System Repair in Tulsa

Do you think you’ve got any of these problems? It’s time to call the professionals for sprinkler repair. Our team at Affordable Irrigation Tulsa has handled every problem, and we can guarantee that your system will be as good as new when we’re done with it. Don’t wait for the problem to get worse. Contact us today for a free consultation!