Sometimes, sprinklers need to be repaired or the ground is cracked and not suitable for sprinkling. Always check with your local building codes to ensure that your sprinkler is correctly installed before beginning.
Check the sprinkler heads and make sure they are attached properly and securely. If they are loose, replace the sprinkler heads and tighten the screws. Once the heads are tightened and the screws are reinstalled, check the sprayer cartridge.
The sprayers spray a large amount of water and if the cartridge is worn, or the sprinkler heads are not functioning properly, there could be a serious problem. The cartridges are easy to replace. First, disconnect the sprinklers and set up the tester to test the pressure in the cartridges. If the pressure drops, replace the cartridge and the sprayer heads.
Next, check the sprayer heads. If any are damaged or broken, these have to be replaced as well. Most sprinklers have a plastic cap that fits over the spray head. Replace the cap and spray the heads as recommended on the instructions on the sprinkler's instruction booklet.
Check the float switches on the side of the sprinkler. If the switch is not working, the water level may be lower than is indicated in the manual or you may have the water level too low for the plants and trees.
If the sprinkler heads are damaged, replace the heads or disconnect the sprayers. It is possible to find replacement heads at home supply stores. If the sprinkler heads are disconnected, check for signs of corrosion.
The float switches are usually located near the edge of the tank but may be mounted above the tank, on the ceiling, or on the roof. If the switch is damaged, remove the switch and reconnect it. If the switch cannot be found, consult your sprinkler manual.
Once your sprinklers need repair, it is important to follow the instructions on the water control panel and test the valves and sprayers. Test the system on an empty lawn or flower garden. If any sprinklers are not working, the chances are very high that the system may also be faulty. You can reach out Johnny'sTurf for your sprinkler repair in ST. Augustine Florida and surrounding areas to get fixed/replaced.
If the control panel is damaged, the valves and sprayers may not function, or if they do, the valves may not function properly. Look for signs of internal wear. If any of the valves are worn, replace them, and reassemble the control panel. Check the sprayers for signs of rust, and check for cracks in the spray heads. If the control panel has a cracked glass cover, this can also cause the sprayers to malfunction.
If none of the valves or sprayers are functioning, replace the control panel and check the thermostat. If the thermostat is damaged, the system may be overheating or have an electrical short. If the control panel is the reason, check the thermostat again and check the thermostat's power source. If both of these conditions exist, replace the control panel and thermostat.
If you have the control panel and thermostat, replace the control panel and check the other components of the system. If one of the components is defective, replace the component with a new one and reinstall the control panel. Check the wiring for signs of insulation leaks and connect all the components.
It is also important to keep the sprinkler system maintained by regular inspections. Any maintenance work, whether it be replacing a fuse or replacing a valve, should be performed after every three to four years of normal use. If you are using an automatic system, check the valve or control panel on a regular basis. This prevents excessive wear and tear from occurring. It also helps to maintain proper electrical and mechanical conditions.
Keeping an eye on the sprinkler can help prevent costly damage from occurring over time. For sprinkler repair systems, maintaining a daily maintenance inspection schedule is very important.