Professional sprinkler system installation

A properly installed and well maintained sprinkler or irrigation system can do wonders for keeping your lawn in tip top shape anytime of the year. And that’s something that our San Antonio sprinkler systems professionals know very well.

But in-ground sprinkler systems are quite complex and things are going to go wrong from time to time, regardless of how maintained they are eventhough there are many effective ways to maintain your sprinkler system.  And when issues do arise, you’ll want to be sure they’re addressed as quickly as possible to avoid more extensive problems down the road.

While there are a number of maintenance and repair issues that could arise in regards to your sprinkler or irrigation system, there are certainly some that are more common than others. 

If you have a professionally installed sprinkler or irrigation system, some of these common repair issues include:


Clogged Sprinkler Heads


This is one of the more common sprinkler issues to be on the lookout for, but it’s also a fairly routine and inexpensive repair to make. If there are no major underlying issues with your sprinkler heads, it’s not that difficult to unclog them.

If your sprinkler heads aren’t rising properly or water isn’t flowing as it should, this is the first thing you should probably check. If a clog is the problem, just identify the location of the clog and then get to work unclogging your sprinkler head or heads.

Poor Water Pressure

Low water pressure can be a result of a poorly designed sprinkler system, but it’s usually caused by blockages, faulty hardware or broken pipes.

If you find that your system isn’t pumping out enough water to adequately cover the area for which it was designed, you’ll want to have this checked out by a professional sprinkler company.

It may be a rather simple fix, but it could also be something that’s much more complex. A thorough inspection can tell you more.


Sprinkler Pop Up Issues

This is another common problem with sprinkler systems, particularly ones that are starting to show some age.

There are many things that could be causing these pop up problems, so you’ll really want to have a professional look at your system if these issues have begun cropping up.

Possible reasons for these pop up problems include damaged relays, controller issues or problems with the mechanism itself.

If your sprinkler heads aren’t popping up and giving you the coverage you’ve come to expect, having a professional come out to take a look is your best option.

Leaking Water From Multiple Zones

This is a common sprinkler system issue that can cost you a good deal of money on multiple fronts. But the quicker you recognize this problem and resolve it, the less it’s going to cost. 

There will probably be some hardware that needs to be replaced when the system starts leaking on a regular basis, but that’s only the beginning. If you fail to resolve this issue in a timely manner, you’re also likely to be looking at larger than normal water bills and you might wonder how do sprinkler systems save water?.

If you notice water leaking from one or more zones, there could be a blockage within the valve, a defective valve diaphragm or the problem could possibly even be a result of a bad design or installation

Whatever the case, this is a repair issue that you don’t want to delay on.


Buzzing Pump

If you hear a lot of noise coming from your pump, this indicates a problem with the relay system and will likely result in a needed repair.

A faulty relay will result in an inactive sprinkler head, so you’ll want to contact a professional as soon as possible to come out and take a look at your system.

A Faulty Sprinkler Controller

If you have a sprinkler system, you probably know that the controller is the most vital component of that system. It performs a number of important functions and, if it’s not functioning properly, it can pose lots of issues for the system as a whole.

As such, the controller is something you’re definitely going to want to keep an eye on. After you’ve used your system for a good amount of time, you’ll probably be able to notice fairly quickly when something is wrong.

Is the system activating at the wrong times? Is it having a hard time remaining in automatic mode? Is it not remaining active for the amount of time you expect it to?


These are all clues that your sprinkler controller is going bad and you may want to have someone out to take a look at your system.