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Having a well-designed and programmed sprinkler system in your yard is beneficial, in the sense that it automatically waters your lawn, keeping your lawn constantly green, and, at the same time, you can these added benefits, such as - the right amount of water will transport to your whole yard without moving the sprinkler; fixing it can be done by yourself, so you can cut cost, since pipes are made of plastic and the electrical lines are low voltage.

A sprinkler system works with a controller device, that can be set up in the house and has control settings which can be preprogrammed by the owner, such that signals are sent through an electrical wiring that is attached to the control valves in the control valve box which is placed outside the house near the lawn and, once the control valves open, water is sent through the underground water line, causing the sprinkler heads to pop up and spray.

The reason why a sprinkler head is broken is because it is set too high so that it can be run over by vehicles or a lawn mower and the way to fix it is by replacing it with a new one which should be of the same type head.  When you see that plastic casing of the sprinkler head is cracked or broken and that the head won't pop up and water gushes out wildly or not at all, this is a sign that the sprinkler head is broken.  To fix a broken sprinkler head, dig around the sprinkler head to expose the riser, unscrew the broken sprinkler head, and install the new head tightly with your hands. Check out http://greenearthlandscapeandirrigation.com/ if you need sprinkler repair system.

The best way to fix a sprinkler head that is not working is to clean the sprinkler head and reset by installing back the same head or a new one.  Most of the time, dirt can enter inside the sprinkler head, causing the head to clog up and when it's clogged up, there will likely be less water or no water at all that will come out from the sprinkler head; therefore, to clean the head, dig it out and detach from the riser. The detached sprinkler head should be brought into a canister so that when you disassemble it, all parts are contained in the canister safely, then do the process of removing each part of the head in this manner - remove the plastic screen basket, which is the head filter and found at the base of the head, and rinse the basket filter in a bucket of clean water, washing the debris; then clean the rest of the sprinkler head by rinsing it with water. When you have thoroughly cleaned and assembled back the parts of the sprinkler head, replace the head on the riser and, if still no water goes out, it's time to replace the sprinkler head with a new one. Visit http://greenearthlandscapeandirrigation.com/other-services/driveways-foundations/ if you have questions.