McKinney Sprinkler Repair is a specialized business division of irrigation technicians operated by Texas Lawn Sprinklers. We are your expert and reliable source for repairs, maintenance, upgrades, and installations.
Plano Sprinkler Repair
Irrigation System Service
Irrigation systems are complex and if they are not working properly, it can be very frustrating. Hence, sprinkler repair in Plano is a very important part of keeping your yard green and healthy. We will help you understand how to keep your watering system in good condition. If you are unsure about anything, call us for advice and assistance.
When you start to notice that there are problems with your sprinkler system, the first step is to determine what the problem is and where it is located. Check over the sprinkler system and assess the damage yourself. Check for broken or damaged parts of the system including wires, valves and pipes. Also check for dirt, leaves or other debris that may have gotten into your sprinkler system. Debris build-up can clog up parts of the system making them inoperable.
Once you have assessed the damage, it is time to either call a professional or do some research yourself on how to fix the problem. Repairing the problem yourself may seem like a great idea, but it can be tricky business. You may want to contact a professional because they have more experience with irrigation systems than you do.
Common Signs of Faulty Sprinklers
Patchy lawn – If your sprinklers are operating correctly but you still notice poor lawn growth, it might be because your sprinkler system needs to be adjusted. This is more likely in older systems that have not been serviced recently, or if you just moved into a new home with a brand-new system that hasn’t been tuned yet by a sprinkler pro. A faulty, poorly installed or damaged sprinkler system can cause physical damage to your lawn.
High water bill – If you have an old sprinkler system in your yard, you may be tempted to ignore water bills, assuming they’ll magically get lower. Unfortunately, that’s rarely the case. The problem is usually a broken pipe that needs to be replaced and repaired. When pipes become loose or break due to wear and tear, they allow for excess water to exit into the ground. Broken pipes are usually caused by tree roots that are growing into the pipes or regular wear and tear over time.
Sputtering heads – Sprinkler nozzles are very versatile, and can be used in a whole range of situations. The most common reason for sprinkler head failure is due to blockage of the waterway inside the head. When the water cannot pass through, it can cause internal pressure to build up which will lead to failure of the metal or plastic components inside the sprinkler head.
Irrigation Repair in Plano
01. Assessment – An irrigation system assessment is a critical part of any sprinkler repair. During the assessment we analyze the system to determine the cause of any issues. This is especially important with systems that are older or have been in use for a long time. We can troubleshoot and make recommendations for repair or replacement.
02. Repair – Unfortunately, these systems can also be extremely complex. There is a lot that can go wrong with them, making sprinkler system repair something that should always be performed by a professional. Sprinkler system repair is not something that you should try to tackle on your own. You need to know what you’re doing when it comes to plumbing and electrical work. Otherwise, you could end up doing more harm than good to your home’s irrigation system.
03. Maintenance – An irrigation system is an important part of any property owner’s landscape and it should be maintained to keep it functioning at its best. However, many owners don’t know how to properly maintain a sprinkler system. You will have to devote more time to your irrigation system in spring and summer than in fall and winter. During the colder seasons minimal maintenance will suffice to make sure your system is operating properly.
Sprinkler Maintenance Tips
Winterization – When the autumn leaves begin to fall, and the short days turn cold, it’s time to put your irrigation system into winter storage. Winterizing your irrigation system is key to ensuring that it will work properly once spring rolls around. Make sure all parts of the system are clean and free of dirt before storage. If there is standing water and rust or algae has built up over time, flush out each zone with clean water until all debris are removed.
Spring start-up – Spring is in the air and that means it’s time to start thinking about your spring start-up. If you’re like most of us, your irrigation system has been sitting idle for a few months. You’ll need to run some water through the system before you can turn it on. If this isn’t done properly, you risk damaging the sprinkler heads or other components of the system.
Backflow testing – A backflow prevention device is installed on the highest-pressure water line in a building (usually near the street) to stop contaminants from entering the potable water supply. The purpose of irrigation backflow testing is to check that these devices are working correctly and protecting your drinking water supply. Without these devices in place, contaminants could enter your home’s water supply via your sprinkler system.
Call Our Qualified Technicians
Most individuals lack the proper knowledge to adequately install, modify, or repair an irrigation system. As such, they end up making common mistakes that deteriorate the overall functionality of the unit. Do not let that happen to you. Instead, take advantage of our services.
- Fix damaged parts to restore the efficiency of the system
- Protect the irrigation device from freezing temperatures
- Reactivate the equipment once the growing season begins
- Automate labor and reduce water bills with upgrades
- Reroute or cap any existing line of the irrigation unit
- Install a custom spray sprinkler or drip irrigation device