Joe Swett
By Published On: February 28th, 2018Comments Off on The 3 Common Sprinkler Issues14.4 min read


Today’s sprinkler systems are reliable, but like everything, they will eventually require some maintenance and repair.

Summer is only a couple months away. It is time to get your sprinkler system ready to withstand the heavy watering required during the blazing hot summer. Our Tampa sprinkler repair team is prepared to help keep your system in optimal condition. It is important to understand that general wear and tear occurs with every type of machine. Our team is here to help repair all of your sprinkler issues and get your system back in working order.

1. Broken or Blocked Sprinkler Heads

A sprinkler head that is blocked or broken is a major problem for your system. You should not operate your system if one or several blockages are in place. A broken or blocked head can cause anything from a lack of watering to irregular watering, or other issues with watering zones.
If you spot puddles around a particular sprinkler head or notice dry and wet patches in your lawn, there is a good chance there is a problem with your sprinkler head. The sprinkler head could be loose, blocked, cracked, or jammed. We get to the bottom of the problem by adjusting, replacing, or cleaning the head and get your system functioning properly again.

2. Sprinkler Repair in Tampa: Damaged Pipes

Our team will look for broken or cracked pipes throughout your entire irrigation system. If there is a slow drop in pressure or if you notice pooling water in areas above where the pipe passes, you likely have a broken or cracked pipe. Exposure to cold temperatures is one of the top reasons PVC pipes break.
Even repeated pressure from a golf cart or automobile has the potential to push down, compact, crack, distort, or completely break the sprinkler system piping. It is also possible for plant roots to apply pressure on the sprinkler pipe to the point that it breaks.

3. Rectifying Low Water Pressure

If your sprinkler system has low water pressure, there may be an issue with the pump. It is also possible there is a broken pipe or faulty valve. We inspect each of these components with a particular focus on the valves. Our team will also check the valves when the system is on. We open and shut entry and exit valves to determine the effect on sprinkler output. If the pipe is broken, the solution is as simple as a replacement. If there are issues with the pump system, the assistance of an electrician might be necessary to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Contact Our Tampa Sprinkler Repair Team Today

Are you interested in sprinkler system maintenance, repair, or installation? We can help. Give us a call at 727-772-3819 to learn more about our Tampa sprinkler repair services and schedule an initial consultation.

About the Author: Joe Swett

Former U.S. Coast Guard and Tampa-native Joseph Swett is the owner of Sunrise Irrigation, a Palm Harbor-based company that has been providing sprinkler and irrigation services in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida, for more than 20 years. A RainBird-trained landscape specialist, Mr. Swett is dedicated to helping Florida homes and businesses implement effective irrigation technologies and transition towards smart water conservation. In his spare time, Joe sponsors and plays in two men’s softball leagues, but also enjoys surfing and going fishing with his family.


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