As a homeowner, you’ve invested a lot of time, energy, and money in keeping your lawn lush and green. You’ve even installed an automated sprinkler system to ensure that your lawn stays well watered all year long. So, it can be frustrating when any part of your sprinkler system breaks or starts to leak, and you can’t seem to find the source. There a plenty of reasons why your sprinkler system isn’t working properly, and it’s important to remember that this is just part of owning a sprinkler system. So, before you try to fix it yourself, give the lawn care experts at Spartan Irrigation a call.

Why Aren't My Lawn Sprinklers Working?

Are There Programming Issues?

With automated sprinkler systems, you have a programmable panel and timer that sends the signal to your sprinklers when it’s time to water the lawn. It’s not uncommon for a signal failure to occur, causing your sprinkler system to stop working. The program could also need a reboot. So, before you assume that the entire system is faulty, check to ensure that the program is working properly. This is one of the first things our lawn sprinkler expert will check and is something you can troubleshoot before we even get there. If your program is running and your sprinklers are not, then it’s time to make an appointment. 

Could It Be the Sensors?

Today’s modern sprinkler systems come with rain and freeze sensors. These built-in sensors are designed to detect different weather patterns, thus taking the guesswork out of watering your lawn when there is rain in the forecast. Sometimes, these sensors can go bad, which means they cannot detect changes in the weather. When the freeze and rain sensor or internal connectivity has issues, the controller for your entire system can experience an issue. Various factors can cause these malfunctions, so it’s always best to have a trained technician take a look. 

Is Water Flow the Problem?

Water has to travel through an underground network of pipes and valves before eventually reaching the sprinkler heads. This means there are various places water flow could be blocked. Start by checking your sprinkler heads and removing debris. It’s not uncommon for these to collect soil and grass blades over time, blocking the water flow. If your sprinkler heads are clear and water is still struggling to flow, then you could have a pipe or valve issue, both of which require a trained technician to diagnose and fix. 

We’re the Sprinkler Experts

Since 1976, Spartan Irrigation has been providing high-quality sprinkler system repair and installation in Lansing, Jackson, and surrounding Michigan communities. Spartan Irrigation technicians are here to help with our exceptional customer service and extensive training in the latest irrigation service techniques. We can quickly and easily troubleshoot common issues with your sprinkler system. We also offer holiday lighting, so you’ll be ready for the upcoming holiday season! Contact us at (517) 331-1746.