Most of the water we use goes to watering our yard. By checking your sprinklers on a regular basis for problems and fine-tuning their performance, you can make sure every drop counts.
Here are some of the top problems:
- Broken Sprinklers: At least monthly, run your sprinklers one zone at a time and look for any broken sprinklers and replace them as soon as you find them.
- Clogged sprinklers: Dirt and debris like grass clippings and twigs can block the nozzles on a sprinkler leading to a blocked or uneven spray.
- Misdirected sprinklers: Walk your yard and look for sprinklers that are spraying your hardscape, driveway or even your house.
- Broken Connections: If you notice a sprinkler isn’t working and there’s a large wet or soggy area in your yard, it’s possible you have broken sprinkler line or leak.
- Run-Off: After you run your sprinklers check for water running into the street and storm drain. If you see excess water, shorten your sprinklers’ run time.
Click the link below for an informative video that might help with common sprinkler problems and demonstrates how to change out sprinkler heads.