Summer is almost upon us. Before we fully experience its glorious warmth, you should carefully inspect your sprinkler system. Doing so guarantees that your garden will remain lush during the hot summer sun.

As soon as you see any defect, you should immediately seek professional sprinkler system repair. Even if you only see a single sprinkler system problem, live by the rule “better safe than sorry.” Sprinklers that are not working can also lead to other severe issues and high water bills.

If you are not specific on what to look for, you should keep your eyes glued to the screen. This blog enumerates the telltale signs that you need a sprinkler system repair.

1. Broken Spray Heads

The sprinkler system may have other problems if you see a broken spray head. When you have a fractured spray head, water tends to get wasted. The wasted water goes to areas that are not supposed to be irrigated. Thus, you will have to pay for the water you use, but you will not achieve the desired results.

In some cases, the broken spray head may indicate a significant issue. Most of the time, the fractured spray head occurs when there is clogging in the emitter. So if you see a broken spray head, you should check if it is a minor issue or if there is a problem with the entire system.Spray heads that are broken need to be replaced immediately. It is best to buy one that is the same brand as the one which is broken to ensure that the replacement spray head fits well. 

2. Clogged Sprinkler Heads

When you inspect your sprinkler system and you see that a sprinkler head is clogged, you should take the time to clean and adjust it as soon as possible. Clogged sprinkler heads waste water. Wasting water can increase your water bills and make your garden less healthy.

Adjusting and cleaning clogged sprinkler heads can sometimes solve the problem. However, it is best to hire an expert in sprinkler system repair if you do not know how to adjust and clean.

Sprinkler heads that are clogged tend to deliver too much water in one area. For instance, if you have a lawn that is not very big, a clogged sprinkler head may flood the lawn.

3. Issues with the Valves

Sprinkler system repair is critical if you notice that any valve is broken. Broken valves can make your irrigation system less efficient. They can also lead to water loss and wasted water. You will not know if a valve is broken or not if you are a novice, so it is best to call a professional.

The problem with valves is that they are not as noticeable as broken spray heads. So you might not expect that you need sprinkler system repair if you have broken valves.

Sprinkler systems use valves to control the flow of water. If you do not check the valves, you will not know if the system is working well. Sprinkler systems need a variety of valves, so make sure that you hire someone who understands your sprinkler system’s valves.


Sprinklers that are broken or clogged should be replaced. It is best to replace them right away. Problems with valves may indicate other problems, so you can have a whole new set of issues if you do not repair them. 

If you need professional sprinkler system repair, you can rely on Extreme Irrigation & Lawn. We can fix your sprinkler system so that your garden will remain lush during summer. Most importantly, you will avoid a high bill. Contact us now for any irrigation problems!