Why Are My Sprinklers Not Working?

Why Are My Sprinklers Not Working?

10th Jan 2023

Are your sprinklers not working? If so, you are not alone. Many homeowners struggle with the same issue, which can be a major headache. Fortunately, NuvoH2O is here to help. With our extensive knowledge and experience in water piping services, our plumbing solutions can help you get to the root of the problem and get your sprinkler system running again. NuvoH2O is a water-softening equipment supplier servicing areas all around the United States in places with hard water. This article will discuss four common reasons why your sprinklers may not be functioning properly. Get more information and reach out to our team today!

Broken Sprinkler Head

A broken sprinkler head is one of the most common reasons your sprinklers may not work. This can be due to several causes, such as damage due to lawnmowers or other tools or a particularly harsh winter. Broken sprinklers are usually easy to find — check for the cracked plastic casing, heads not popping up from the ground, and noticeable damage in heads. If you notice a sprinkler head is broken, it’s important to replace it as soon as possible so your entire system can function properly.

Clogged Or Dirty Sprinkler Heads

If you notice that your sprinkler head isn't rising and no water is coming out, it may be clogged. This is usually caused by dirt, sand, and other debris building up in the filter. First, turn on the water supply to identify which sprinkler is causing the system to work defectively. Once you determine the faulty sprinkler, turn off the water supply. To clear the clog, make sure to turn off your water first. Then, lift the pop-up riser, remove the nozzle and filter, and clean the filter using a cloth or soft brush. When you've finished, return the filter and nozzle to the sprinkler head, and you'll be all set.

Voltage Issues

If your sprinkler system is powered by electricity, then voltage issues can be another common culprit. Low voltage can cause the sprinklers to malfunction, resulting in uneven coverage or a lack of coverage at all. To check if your sprinklers have voltage issues, use a multimeter to check it. If you suspect this is the cause of your sprinkler issues, it’s best to contact a professional plumbing service to inspect and resolve the issue.

Low Water Flow

Low water flow can also prevent your sprinklers from functioning correctly. To solve this, check your water pipes and ensure everything is connected properly. Make sure both backflow devices are turned on, which are located near the horizontal and vertical pipes. If this isn’t the problem, you may need to contact a piping service to inspect and repair any issues with the water supply.

If your sprinkler is not working, it can be frustrating. Several potential issues can cause your sprinkler not to work, including broken sprinkler heads, clogged or dirty sprinkler heads, voltage issues, and low water flow. NuvoH2O is here to help you figure out why your sprinklers aren’t working and provide you with knowledge on piping services and plumbing solutions. Contact NuvoH2O today to learn more about our water softener systems and find an installer in your area!

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