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Easy Ways To Troubleshoot Your Irrigation System

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

Broken sprinkler head Broken sprinkler heads cause water to gush out or spray inconsistently.

Troubleshoot Your Irrigation System

If your commercial irrigation system malfunctions, it will fail to water your property’s lawn evenly, and your grass may become waterlogged. Standing water can potentially lead to flooding. The key to fixing your system’s problem is finding the source of the issue. If you have a sprinkler system in Magnolia, TX, follow the troubleshooting tips below to prevent a simple error from damaging your building.

External Issues
Sometimes, irrigation problems stem from sources outside of the existing system. Tree roots can grow into the sprinkler pipes, causing blockages or cracks. If the water cannot flow freely through the pipes, you may have problems with water pressure. A broken line can also lead to flooding.
Excessive foot traffic across the property could also be the source of your irrigation issues. Pressure from bikes, strollers or large groups of people compacts the soil, adding to the weight on top of the system’s pipes. If you have flooding from a cracked or broken line, work with a restoration and clean-up team to take care of the damage.

Irrigation System Problems
The problems could also come from a malfunction within the system. When one part stops working correctly, the sprinklers may not run properly. Some common issues include:

  • Broken sprinkler heads cause water to gush out or spray inconsistently.
  • Corroded or broken electrical wires cause the system’s timer to give out.
  • Cracked or broken pipes cause water to seep out of the sprinklers and create standing pools of water or dry patches where the water can’t reach.
  • A broken solenoid or valve will often lead to unusually high or low water pressure and seeping water.

Troubleshooting your irrigation system when it first presents a problem will prevent any malfunction from damaging the landscaping and the building. Save yourself time and money by resolving your sprinkler issues from the get-go.

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