Sprinkler Systems – Frequently Asked Questions

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What to do if one sprinkler zone is not working?

First thing, check your controller settings to make sure that zone is set up right. Then, take a look at the valves for that zone; they might be off or not working properly. If you’re still scratching your head, it might be time to call us at Sprinkler Master Repair Davis County UT at (801) 923-4199. It could be something like a line break or an electrical issue we can help with.

Why does one of my sprinkler zones have no pressure?

A sprinkler zone with no pressure can be due to a few things – like a leak, a blocked nozzle, or maybe a valve issue. Start with a visual inspection for any leaks or damage. If it’s not obvious, the culprit might be hiding in your valves or as a blockage somewhere in your irrigation system.

What is the cause of sprinkler system failure?

The biggest reason sprinkler systems run into trouble is due to pipes that have broken or sprung leaks. This could happen for a bunch of reasons like the cold getting to them, someone accidentally hitting them, or just because they’re getting old.

What causes sprinklers to surge?

When sprinklers start to surge, this might be because of changes in water pressure, how fast the valves are opening and closing, or air trapped in the system. It’s a sign that something’s off with your water supply or inside the sprinkler system itself.

How do you diagnose a sprinkler problem?

Start with checking out everything you can see – any damage or leaks? Then make sure the controller is doing its job and the lawn sprinkler system’s getting power. Go through each zone one by one to check valves, heads, and pipes. If you can’t seem to find any issues, it might be time to call us at (801) 923-4199 – we’re here to help. Check out our google reviews!

What happens if sprinklers are not blown out?

Not clearing your irrigation system before the freeze can turn costly. Water left inside can freeze, expand, and crack the pipes, valves, or heads. It’s like leaving a soda can in the freezer – eventually, it’s going to burst.

Can sprinklers cause foundation problems?

Yep, if your sprinkler system’s not set up right or it’s leaking, water can gather around your foundation, leading to trouble. It could make the soil swell or wash away, which might make your foundation shift or crack. That’s why it’s so important to have a professional sprinkler company like Sprinkler Master Repair Davis County UT to do your sprinkler installs!

How do I know if my sprinkler line is broken?

If you’ve got soggy patches in your lawn, water pressure’s down, your water bill’s shot up, or you can actually see water spraying up, you might have a break. Another sign is dry patches where the water’s not reaching.

Can sprinklers leak when off?

They sure can. If a valve isn’t closing all the way, it can let water dribble through the system, causing leaks or damp spots even when everything’s supposed to be off. This is a big problem in terms of wasting water.

Should you leave sprinkler valves open in winter?

In colder spots, you’ll want to shut off the main valve to your sprinkler system and either drain it or blow it out to get rid of any water. Leaving valves open can leave water in the system, risking damage when temperatures drop in Davis County.