Broken Sprinkler Heads
Broken sprinkler heads are easy to identify. Simply look for cracked or broken plastic casing on the heads, heads that don't pop up, or water that sprays wildly or not at all. It's common to find the top of the head completely broken off. This typically happens to heads that are set too high and are run over by vehicles or hit by lawn mowers.
High Water Bill
To determine if your irrigation or sprinkler system is a culprit in your high water bill, a couple of simple tricks can help with no expense. If you have access to your water meter, look on the face of the meter dial for a triangle or round wheel about the size of your little fingernail. If it is rotating or moving, close the supply valve to the irrigation or sprinkler system and observe if the tattletale indicator stops. Water flowing into your system when you are not actively watering indicates leakage from the system.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure will result in the sprinkler heads barely shooting water. In extreme cases, many of the heads won't even pop up. Look for signs of leaking water, such as water bubbling up from the soil when the sprinklers are running, a depression in the ground, or a very wet area. If you can't locate a leak, the water line may be crushed or obstructed.
With a greater awareness that water is a vital, non-renewable resource, water conservation has become increasingly important. Add to that the pressures of persistent drought conditions across much of the nation and escalating water costs.We recommending an assessment of your existing irrigation system to determine if renovations can result in water and money savings.
Zone Not Working?
Your watering system is divided into a series of zones. Each zone has an electrically activated valve that controls the heads for a designated area. Generally, if you have a zone that's not turning on, you have an electrical problem.