How to Fix Low Water Pressure in Lawn Sprinkler System

As a homeowner in Massachusetts, having a well-functioning lawn sprinkler system is essential for keeping a healthy, green lawn throughout the year. These systems are designed to spray your yard evenly and efficiently, but when the water pressure drops, you may start seeing dry patches and uneven watering. Fortunately, this can be an easy fix, depending on the underlying cause. Depending on what is causing the low water pressure, there may be one better way to fix it than another. In this guide, we will discuss how to fix low water pressure in a lawn sprinkler system and how Berardi can help with our professional irrigation services across Southeast Massachusetts.

sprinkler system water pressure valve measure to find out how much water is able to be evenly distributed across the lawn or if there is low water pressure

What Are the Signs that Sprinklers Have Low Water Pressure?

Depending on how low your water pressure drops, the signs your sprinklers are suffering may vary from mild to severe. The most common signs include:

  • Dry spots on your lawn
  • Uneven watering or overwatering
  • Dripping sprinkler heads
  • Weak water streams from the sprinkler heads

Regardless of what is causing the issue, it is important to fix it as soon as possible to avoid further damage or potential water waste. At Berardi Irrigation, we offer year-round irrigation maintenance services to ensure your sprinkler system is always functioning at its best.

Most Common Causes of Low Water Pressure in Lawn Sprinkler Systems & How to Fix Them

Depending on where your home is located, the local weather patterns in your area, and the type of system you have, there may be several reasons why your sprinkler system is experiencing low water pressure.

  • – Avoiding heavy foot traffic near sprinkler heads
  • – Replacing sprinkler heads at the first signs of damage
  • – Adjusting the water pressure to the optimal level for your lawn

Clogged Sprinkler Heads

One of the most common causes of low water pressure in sprinkler systems is clogged sprinkler heads. Over time, dirt, debris, and other particles can build up, causing it to spray unevenly or not at all. This issue can typically be resolved by cleaning or replacing the affected sprinkler heads.

Burst or Leak in Pipe

A leak in your sprinkler pipes can cause water to escape before reaching the nozzle. This not only leads to low water pressure but also wastes water and increases your water bill. Since this is a more serious issue, it is important to hire a professional for repairs. At Berardi, we service lawns across the Greater Boston and South Shore areas suffering from busted pipes or leaky systems. To learn more and schedule an appointment, call us at 781-828-2029 or fill out our online request form.

Disconnection from Water Source

If you are constantly experiencing low water pressure in your sprinkler system, make sure to check if your system is properly connected to the water source. A loose or disconnected connection can prevent proper water flow and lead to low pressure. To tighten the connection, turn off the main water supply and use a wrench to secure the attaching pieces.

Broken Pressure Valves

The valves in your sprinkler system control the water flow to each zone. If one of these valves is broken or not working properly, it can cause less water flow in that specific zone. Having a professional, such as Berardi, inspect and replace any faulty valves can help restore proper water pressure in your sprinkler system.

tightening a water source on a sprinkler pipe to fix low water pressure

Schedule a Free Consultation in Greater Boston or the South Shore, MA to Fix Low Water Pressure in Your Sprinkler System with Berardi Irrigation

Low water pressure in your sprinkler system can cause your lawn to become patchy and your utility bills to rise. With Berardi Irrigation, you can restore your system back to brand-new condition. From new installations and replacements to maintenance and seasonal services, we have the expertise to keep your lawn green and healthy all year round. To learn more about our services and find out if you are within our service area, visit us online or give us a call at 781-828-2029.


Learn More About Irrigation Systems in Massachusetts

We Service All Lawns in Canton, MA and Southeast Massachusetts

Berardi Irrigation is a leading name in the lawn care industry based in Canton, Massachusetts. Our team is dedicated to providing top-notch irrigation and landscape lighting services to homes across the surrounding areas. Our commitment to quality, integrity, and personalized customer service sets us apart from the rest. Whether you need a simple sprinkler repair or a complete irrigation system installation, we have the expertise to get the job done right.

Contact us today to learn more about our services, and find out if you live within the areas we serve.

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