Pearson Sprinkler Company has been specializing in Plano sprinkler repair for over five years. With the severe drought and watering limited to only twice per month, it is more important than ever to make sure that your lawn sprinkler system is operating efficiently so you can maximize your watering cycle. There are several things to look for when you check your lawn sprinkler system. The most important thing to look for is broken spray heads or geysers. These are very easy to notice and usually a simple repair. With the majority of homes in Plano being more than 20 years old, the original spray heads will start to fail. If you have an aging lawn sprinkler system and you have one head blow apart, it is good practice to replace all of the original sprinkler heads at the same time. When sprinkler heads are over 20 years old, they turn into little “ticking time bombs” and need to be checked very often for geysers. When you have a broken sprinkler head, it not only wastes water, but it causes a low pressure situation resulting in the rest of the sprinkler heads on the particular station to get inadequate coverage.

It is also important to observe the sprinkler head on each station to verify that they are spraying in the correct direction. It is very common for a loose spray nozzle to turn and start spraying into the street or neighbor’s lawn. One misguided nozzle can cause a large area of the lawn or foundation to stay dry. If you notice a misguided sprinkler head, try to simply tighten the nozzle. This usually restores the spray nozzle to its original position. If this does not work, you can try turning the stem of the sprinkler head until it is spraying in the proper direction.

Another common occurrence is for snails to migrate into the top of 360º spray nozzles. When this happens, it blocks a large portion of the spray nozzle, resulting in a loss of coverage. If you see this, the best way to solve the problem is to poke the snail shell with a piece of a coat hanger or marking flag in order to break up the shell so that it blows out the top of the nozzle. This will allow the spray nozzle to achieve proper coverage again. With Pearson Sprinkler Company’s experience in Plano sprinkler repair, these are the three most common problems that are easy for the homeowner to check and either correct or have corrected.

Lastly, check your sprinkler controller to make sure that you are not over watering. It is very easy to forget about your sprinkler system and how often it is operating. You need to make sure that it is not set to water on different programs. This will cause your sprinkler system to water more often than you may have set it for. Pearson Sprinkler Company offers a watering guide that will guide you in the proper watering schedule for our area.

Please contact Pearson Sprinkler Company and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Pearson Sprinkler Company has been specializing in Plano sprinkler repair for over five years. With the severe drought and watering limited to only twice per month, it is more important than ever to make sure that your lawn sprinkler system is operating efficiently so you can maximize your watering cycle.


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