Nothing is more frustrating than finding a flood in your lawn or a geyser watering the street & sidewalk due to a cracked pipe or broken sprinkler head. We’ll come out and repair your sprinkler system in a jiffy. Sprinkler Genie services Utah County, from Lehi down to Salem and will schedule repairs at your convenience.
Why Are My Pipes Leaking?
- With the cold winters of Utah, there is a good chance that your pipes may have frozen if they weren’t properly winterized last fall. A frozen pipe begins as a hairline fracture that quickly expands and runs along the pipe for some distance.
- Tree roots growing under or near a sprinkler pipe can grow until it “pushes” the pipe, causing it to break.
- Poor glue job. Sometimes fittings will leak because they were not correctly or adequately glued when first installed.
- Other factors such as shallow pipes being hit with a shovel or aerator can also cause broken sprinkler pipes.
How Do Sprinklers Break?
- Lawn mowers hitting the sprinkler head.
- Snow blowers/snow plows breaking the sprinkler head or body while buried under the snow.
- Aerating – the spikes of an aerator can damage sprinklers if they are not recessed deep enough. This generally happens to sprinklers in the middle of the lawn.
- Dirt/debris in the line can plug up your sprinkler head or its filter, causing it to limit the flow of water or alter the spray.
- Sprinkler head stuck in elevated position and gets hit, kicked, or damaged.