When trying to get your lawn ready for the summer, sprinkler complications can present a real problem. Any sort of issue with the head, nozzle, etc., will prohibit you from watering your lawn properly. These issues should be fixed immediately, and likely the only thing holding you back is simply not knowing how to repair your sprinkler. Luckily, figuring out what’s wrong typically isn’t hard, and we have five simple solutions.
Water is Emitted in Numerous Locations Simultaneously
A certain level of water has to be emitted out of one valve in order for the others to stay shut. Different sprinklers need different amounts per minute. A low flow could be due to a defective diaphragm, clogged filter or impeller, or degraded water meters. Examine your sprinkler for the former two yourself, and then get into touch with your city’s water department for aid concerning the water meter.
Anything can run over the heads of your sprinkler and cause them to malfunction. If their movement has become compromised, all you have to do is locate the right sprinkler head to go with your irrigation head. A suitable nozzle allows for precise, uniform spraying, and fortunately, there’s a large variety at your disposal.
The most obvious indicator or water blockage is if the head stays low and doesn’t give off anything. Different particles can easily gather in the filters since the sprinkler is outside and subject to all kinds of debris. Unclogging a filter requires your water being switched off, the riser being lifted, the nozzle taken out, and the filter being cleansed accordingly.
“Chattering” Post-Installation of the Pump
The length of the wire between the controller and start relay needs to be swapped to prevent further chattering. It probably needs to be longer, so a larger transformer may also be required to prevent the issue. Consider messaging a professional in your city to pinpoint the conflict and offer assistance for resolving it.
The Pump Suddenly Begins Making Noise
If you’ve always had a silent pump, then any noise during spraying indicates that its time for a replacement. The relay has stopped working properly. The relay works based on magnetic forces so a malfunction means its touch locations have began combining chemically with oxygen. This renders it inefficient and emits an audible noise like a buzz. Large levels of water vapor or salt speed up this degradation, making for a notably reduced lifespan. So if you want to fix your beloved sprinkler, then you need to replace the relay.
Contact Berardi Irrigation
If you need assistance diagnosing any of your sprinkler’s malfunctions this season, don’t hesitate to call in the experts! Berardi Irrigation will take care of the issue quickly and efficiently, ensuring that it is working properly without any damage. Fill out an online form or give us a call at 781-828-2029!