There are several small things that can go wrong in the set-up of an irrigation system that can lead to poor performance and a patchy lawn. Our El Cerrito sprinkler repair specialists have seen this happen time and time again. A sprinkler system may be a set-it-and-forget-it tool, but just like all tools, it needs regular maintenance to maintain top performance.
If sprinkler heads aren't cleaned out they can become clogged with grass clippings, leaves, dirt, wrappers, torn paper and other items that are easily tossed about by the wind. This can lead to heads getting jammed, rotors failing and valves being broken. Having a simple maintenance scheduled once every three months is usually enough to prevent these pop up failures. If a head is damaged, we carry every major brand on our trucks and can replace it on the spot. This is one of our top sprinkler repairs in El Cerrito.
If it has been a while since your sprinkler system was installed, it probably isn't still optimized for your current lawn's needs. Foundation plantings and flower beds often have much larger plants in them than they did at the time of set-up and the height of the lawn has probably changed as well. The original heads that were installed originally often don't rise up high enough out of the dirt to effectively irrigate the land. Our El Cerrito CA sprinkler repair techs can switch out 2 and 4 inch pop up heads for larger 6 and 12 inch models. This simple change is often all that is needed to restore coverage to your system.
There are hundreds of things that can go wrong with a system of this complexity. A single cracked valve can change the pressure settings for any, or even all, of sprinkler heads down the line. Most of the problems with sprinkler systems result in similar symptoms so our techs come fully prepared for anything. Our trucks are fitted with every make and model of sprinkler head currently available, enough to cover El Cerrito twice and still have some left over. We also carry all of our tools to each job site.
We can repair any problem, big or small, usually within a few hours of arrival. Of course, very large jobs or systems may require some extra time. Whatever the case, we will keep you apprised of the situation and an estimated completion time. Give us a call and see what a professional sprinkler repair team can do for you.