Grapevine Sprinkler Repair
Irrigation systems are all over the place. They serve as an important tool in water conservation when it
comes to watering your land, growing food, and many other practical uses. Having a sprinkler system in
Grapevine is essential if you want to keep your lawn in top shape. Even if you don’t get competitive
about it as many do, it’s still just a very satisfying feeling to know that you have a beautiful yard to come
home to and enjoy. So many memories get made outside of the home, but one memory you won’t want
to make would involve a faulty sprinkler system.
There are all kinds of things that can happen, from systems coming on at the wrong time, to not coming
on at all, and even coming on but just leaking into the ground and ruining your lawn both aesthetically
and physically speaking.
We’re going to highlight a handful of issues that you can look for the next time you’re doing routine
irrigation system maintenance to your home.
- Pressure is Too High – When your pressure is greater than expected, you’ll notice
smaller droplets coming out of the sprinkler head. This ends up leading to water
evaporation and/or water just being blown. The pressure that is consistently way too high
can actually cause more wear and tear on your sprinkler heads, forcing premature
replacement over something simple and easy to fix. You’ll also notice a mist sort of
effect as a sign that water pressure might be too high. To fix, you’ll need to identify if it’s
just too high in a specific zone, or it’s too high in the entire system. If it’s a specific
zone, you’ll need to install a pressure reducing valve to the full zone if there are several
heads in place. If there are only a handful, then you can just install heads that come with
pressure regulated stems.
- Pressure is Too Low – Low pressure will not allow the heads to fully come up. This
results in poor coverage and can also be a good indication of an underground leak.
Troubleshooting this, you’ll want to check with your local water district about mainline
issues with pressure if it’s low to the entire system. If it’s low in a specific area inside a
zone, you’ll want to check for leaking heads/lines, but if there are several heads, think
about a system redesign that allows efficiently watering the area with fewer heads.
- Overspray – This is an issue in which sprinkler heads are not adjusted correctly, and
they’re set to spray on surfaces that do not need irrigation. These are things such as
fences, mulch, asphalt, concrete, and any other surface that doesn’t need irrigation. This
causes runoff which is going to be water waste. To fix this, you’ll need to make some
adjustments or maybe redesign the system.
Water pressure can be really frustrating to deal with, so if you have any issues, please do not
hesitate to call a licensed and certified lawn expert to help with all of your lawn care needs and