A broken sprinkler head could occur due to several reasons. You might just have to make an immediate head change if you notice that your irrigation system is no longer functioning. It is quite possible that you might have to replace the entire head, however, it is possible that you will only need to repair the broken head.
There are numerous places that you could take for a replacement of your sprinkler head. They include the hardware store, or in some cases, the local landscaping store. Most people think that if they need an expensive repair, they will need to go to the hardware store. While this is true to an extent, if you know what to look for, you can find a replacement at a reasonable price.
The first thing to do when you are looking for a head replacement is to ensure that there is no debris stuck to the sprinkler. This will make it easier for you to get to the damaged part. If there is no debris, then you should move on to the next step. You will want to remove the spout and get into the hose that goes to the yard to clean out any debris. You should also get rid of any other parts of your sprinkler head that are damaged.
Once you have the replacement parts removed, you will want to check for cracks or other signs of damage. Once you have determined whether or not you need a replacement part, the next step is to carefully turn the sprinkler on. You will want to make sure that the water has been turned on in order to be certain that there is no damage. If you are not sure whether or not the water is on, then you can go back and check.
Once you have turned the water on, it is a good idea to make sure that it is running properly. This will help you in determining that the broken part is in good working condition. In order to test the flow, you will need a hose and a spray bottle. Place the nozzle at the sprinkler and spray it over the area that you are testing. After a few seconds, you will need to check for leaks, which you will see if water escapes out of a hole in the sprinkler.
If there is a small hole in the sprinkler, you will probably find that it needs to be filled up. If the hole is too large, or if it is cracked, then you will need to replace it before you can begin with a replacement. Even, though the holes that you are dealing with are small, they still require that you have a plumber to repair them.
Once you have repaired the holes that you found, you will want to find a replacement for the sprinkler heads. You can often find these parts at the hardware store and you can use the same items that you used to repair the rest of the sprinklers. Once you have located the correct replacement part, you will then have a new sprinkler that you can start to use without a problem. When installing the sprinkler, you will want to make sure that you put the hose back in the water supply, and then you will need to hook up the new part that you purchased to the replacement part.
The last step in making sprinkler head replacement is to turn off the power so that you are able to plug in the new sprinkler to the supply. and the power to the water heater. Be sure to check the water levels in the yard as well as you don’t want to install sprinklers that will not work at all.