Frisco Sprinkler Repair
People take great pride in the upkeep of their yard. People spend hours planting gardens, trees, bushes,
flowers, and all sorts of things to not only add value to their home, but also make everything much more
Your lawn is important. One of the first things people notice about a home is the lawn and how nice (or
not nice) the yard looks. Many people just don’t have the time or the energy for upkeep like they need.
One of the best things we have invented is the sprinkler system. Not only is it designed to water the
lawn, but it also takes a calculated approach to the when, what amount, and where the water will be
distributed. Sprinkler repairs in Frisco can get expensive, so in order to keep repair costs down, it’s
important to keep regular maintenance up on your system.
We’re going to look at a few issues and what you can do to fix them. Some require very little expertise,
just a little willpower and a tiny bit of knowhow, where others will likely require a certified expert of
some sort to get things going correctly.
Here are a couple of issues you can identify and potentially fix.
Sprinkler Repair and Maintenance:
- Incorrect Spray Pattern/Nozzle – Basically this is an issue because either the throw distance of
the water (or also known as the radius) is way too far, or the arc of the nozzle is incorrect for the
portion of the lawn that you’re attempting to water. So for example, you may have something
that only requires a 150 degree spray when it’s actually set at 170 degrees. This ends up hitting
beyond what needs watered which could include sidewalks, driveways, fences, or even the side
of a building/home. These things obviously do not need water. So in order to fix this, you can
either replace the nozzle, use a radius reduction screw, use the hunter key to adjust rotor heads,
or use variable arc nozzles where you might needs to create a custom arc.
- Clogged Nozzle – A clogged pipe or drain should be somewhat familiar to most people if they’ve
ever lived in a home. Clogs happen when debris in the system finds its way to the nozzle or the
filter in a spray head. It could be plastic, roots, dirt, sand, or many other things that could get
into your system. A clogged head will cause uneven distribution which ultimately leads to brown
spots in your lawn. In order to fix, you’ll first need to switch your system off to keep from being
sprayed and wasting water. You’ll remove the nozzle from the spray head, holding the stem of
the head or clamping it to keep it from falling into the head body. You’ll remove the filter, wash
it out, replace the clean filter, reattach everything, then finally you’ll adjust the correct spray
pattern to make sure the turn is receiving the water it’s supposed to have.
There are many things that could happen to require some sprinkler repair in Frisco, but with a little
routine maintenance and some working knowledge of irrigation systems, you’ll be good for years to
come. However, things happen, and that’s when it might be appropriate to reach out to a certified
professional for assistance.