It’s safe to say that we all look for opportunities to do things the easy way. Working a full day, taking care of kids, or even just taking care of yourself can take some time that you may not have to give up. Throw in menial tasks, like taking care of your yard or garden, and you’ve definitely got your hands full. Every so often, something comes along in life that really makes an impact. For you, and for your lawn, the thing that could save you time and money is installing impact sprinklers to your lawn or garden. By calling Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Utah County) today at (801) 709-1574, you’ll have our guarantee of quality parts and quality service at an affordable price. If you keep reading, you’ll get a better idea as to why installing an impact sprinkler head system to your lawn could make a huge impact on the rest of your life!
Before diving into the “why” of an impact sprinkler head, it’s first important to get into the “how” of an impact sprinkler head. Invented and developed in 1932-1933 by Orton Englehart, the impact sprinkler head quickly found widespread use due to its water-use and overall volume of range. Though no major changes have been implemented toward the impact sprinkler head since 1933, the innovation still continues to be a sure choice with effective and efficient lawn irrigation practices.
Impact sprinkler heads are generally larger sprinkler heads that use the impact of a weighted, spring-loaded impact mechanism to hit the water coming out of the sprinkler, to turn the head. An impact sprinkler head will typically have a metal knob that hangs down, and as the head turns stationary, the knob hits stationary bars to turn in the other direction. Because of the unique designs of impact sprinkler heads, they can be encased in a cover if under the ground, or exposed if they are above ground. They can also be connected to the bottom or side of the main sprinkler unit.
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Names of Parts:
Parts are important to any mechanism, and that’s definitely the case with the impact sprinkler head! Check out the parts down below:
- Impact Sprinkler Head
- Nozzles — adjust the throw of the sprinkler head
- Rainbird and Toro are generally the best brands to use.
- By calling Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Utah County) at (801) 709-1574, we can install or repair your own impact sprinkler heads!
Pro and Cons:
Like any other product, impact sprinkler heads are also prone to pros and cons. Each type of sprinkler head is unique, but as mentioned before, the impact sprinkler head can often do more for your lawn in the sense of watering than any other sprinkler head. Some additional pros and cons include:
- If maintained poorly, impact sprinkler heads can have a short lifespan. Call Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Utah County) to repair and maintain your sprinklers with quality parts at (801) 709-1574!
- A major pro of impact sprinkler heads is that they can spray water with more volume and to more zones than other sprinkler heads such as rotor or pop-up.
- If your impact sprinkler heads pop out of the ground, there is more of a tendency for them to fill with debris easier. However, consistent checking of your system and sprinkler heads can solve that problem.
Problems can also occur due to general wear and tear with the impact sprinkler head. Here are some of the more common ones to look out for:
- Impact heads can stop turning over time without proper maintenance.
- If debris is in the line, or if debris enters the inside of the head, the impact sprinkler head can clog up.
- Impact heads can sink into the ground, or start to come up above ground over time.
- Occasionally, they can not pop up out of the ground at all, or spray very little.
- Sometimes, the fittings they are connected to can break or crack due to weathering or other circumstances.
With all problems or cons of the impact sprinkler head or any sprinkler head, Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Utah County) specializes in sprinklers, because we are true sprinkler repair experts. Call us today at (801) 709-1574 to see how we can serve you!
How to Diagnosis Problems:
If you’re looking to fix things yourself, we’re also here to help you at Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Utah County)! Here are some of the most common problems, and things you can do to fix them:
- As the impact sprinkler head no longer turns, the springs may be worn out and the head will need to be replaced.
- If debris is inside of the head it will need to be cleaned out or it may not turn.
- If your impact sprinkler head is sinking or rising above ground it will need to be dug out and returned to the correct position.
How to Install/Repair:
An impact head can be replaced by either unscrewing the entire head from the fitting it’s attached to, or lifting the sprinkler up, inside of the head, and using an impact sprinkler tool to unscrew it out of the fitting. However, if the fitting attached to the head is broken, it will need to be replaced. And if the water pressure is low on an impact sprinkler head zone, try replacing the nozzles with smaller ones. You can do this by lifting the sprinkler out of the outer casing, pushing down on the nozzle tab, then pulling it out and replacing it.
Still not convinced that an impact sprinkler head is right for you? Call Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Utah County) today at (801) 709-1574 to see for yourself why an impact sprinkler head could make the biggest impact on your lawn all year.
At Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Utah County), we mean business; and we’re in the business of helping you love the way your lawn looks and feels! By calling us today, you get our guarantee of quality parts, quality service, and quality customer service all at an affordable price. Our bottom line is quality for you, and for your lawn! Call today to see what we can do for you!
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