If you have an in-ground sprinkler system, you know that sometimes the water goes everywhere but where you want it to go. The sprinklers can spray your walkways, the sidewalk and your driveway, not only wasting water, but getting you and those who visit you all wet. If your sprinkler system is watering more concrete than grass, it’s time to take a look at your sprinkler heads.
Fixing sprinkler systems
Many things can contribute to sprinkler heads watering your driveway instead of your lawn. Sprinkler heads can get broken or misaligned from foot traffic or being hit by the lawn mower. Sometimes the ground can settle after a heavy rain or a major landscaping project, causing the sprinkler heads to aim in the wrong direction. Most of these issues can be addressed by replacing the broken sprinkler head or re-seating the offending sprinkler head unit.
Like any mechanical system, your sprinkler system requires regular maintenance to keep it operating efficiently. It’s a good idea to check all of your sprinkler heads in the spring before the summer lawn season begins and make any necessary repairs before you need to use the system.
Good sprinkler system maintenance with Kaufman’s Home Maintenance
Replacing broken sprinkler heads can be tricky if you’ve never attempted this repair before. If you need help maintaining your sprinkler system, Kaufman’s Home Maintenance can help. We offer a full range of home repair and handyman services, both on a demand basis and as a subscription service. Our home maintenance packages are designed to meet each homeowner’s specific needs and include such services as cleaning out gutters and downspouts, washing exterior windows, changing furnace filters, cleaning heating ducts and filling cracks in your foundation as well as helping to keep your sprinkler system operating smoothly. To learn more about Kaufman’s Home Maintenance Service, call 503-798-4357 or visit KaufmanHelp.com to schedule an appointment.