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24 Apr 2020

How to Fix a Pop-Up Sprinkler with Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO)

At Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) we pride ourselves in the ability to install, repair, and fix any type of sprinkler. However, we also are here to educate and help you feel the same pride in being able to repair your own sprinkler system. One call is all it would take for you receive our undivided attention and help, at (719) 357-6682. We’ll be helping you specifically with one of the more common sprinklers out there today; the pop-up sprinkler.

About the Pop-Up Sprinkler Head:

A pop-up sprinkler head is a sprinkler head that pops up out of the ground. It connects to the pipe by a nipple, or a 90 degree funny pipe that usually connects under the sprinkler head. The sprinkler head uses the water pressure to push up the center shaft, which then connects to the nozzle that sprays water. A Pop-up sprinkler head also has a rubber seal and a spring that helps slide the center shaft up and down. The nozzle on top can spray a radius from 0° to 360°, depending on the type of nozzle. Nozzles can either constantly spray a fan of water, or spray in small streams that slowly rotate. A pop-up sprinkler head is usually attached to a lateral line and can connect underneath or on the side if it’s a longer head.

Watch this video to learn more about the Pop-Up Sprinkler components, and this video for an overview of the Pop-Up Sprinkler.

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Parts that make up the Pop-Up Sprinkler:

Quality parts go into most Pop-up Sprinklers, including Rainbird, Hunter, Orbit, Toro, nozzles, rubber seals, springs, top screw covers, extensions, the 90 degree funny pipe, Dual orifice/Dual Spray, an MP Rotator, MP 1000-3000, adjustable nozzle, Rotary R-Vans, He-Van(finger Streams), Van-Adjustable, Side strip nozzles, a center strip nozzle, End strip, Quarter, Half, Full, High Efficiency, Arc, Bubbler, and 4,6,8,10,12,15,18,20 and 30 feet filters.

Pro and Cons of the Pop-Up Sprinkler:

Pop-up sprinkler heads can be raised or lowered easily and are also relatively cheap. They are versatile and can connect to most pipe fixtures. The nozzles can also be turned on and off if they have a filter, and the sprinkler heads themselves are installed underground. The heads require semi-frequent adjustment, only occasionally needing to be tended to.

Common Problems:

A major problem with Pop-up sprinklers is that they get broken from being stepped on, ran over, or worn down due to weathering. They can also clog anywhere from the line that feeds them up to the nozzle they spray out of. If a sprinkler constantly leaks it is the sprinkler valve that feeds the head that is the issue. The nipple or 90 degree funny pipe that connects the sprinkler head to the pipe can easily break or crack. Pressure can also be low from too many heads on one line, or valve.

How to Diagnosis Problems:

A call and visit from Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) would mitigate the problems you have with your pop-up sprinkler. Call us today at (719) 357-6682 to see if we can help you with any of the following problems, or if you need more help to find solutions:

  • The nozzle is either broken or clogged if a sprinkler head is not spraying correctly.
  • The sprinkler head stays up after watering; this means the rubber seal on the top of the sprinkler is going out.
  • If water is coming up from underneath the sprinkler, the connection is probably broken. When no or little water is coming out, there is a clog anywhere from the feed line to the head.
  • If a sprinkler is above the grass/dirt line before turning on, it is too high and must be lowered. Consequently, if the sprinkler head is too low while turning on, it needs to be raised higher.
  • If pressure across all heads are low check the flow control on the valve. If they are still low, consider replacing nozzles with low pressure nozzles, taking heads off, then adding them to another line, or adding a new valve.

How to Install or Repair:

There are certainly a lot of things that can go wrong with your sprinklers. Here are a few suggestions to potential problems:

  • Your nozzle and filter underneath may need to be replaced if a nozzle is broken or clogged. Simply unscrew the nozzle/filter, and screw a new one in.
  • If the sprinkler head is staying up after watering, the top of the head, or the entire head may need to be replaced, as they are usually the same price. If water is coming up from under the head, carefully dig a circle of dirt out from around the head, use a nipple extractor to unscrew the broken nipple if possible. However, when that may not a possibility, cut the fitting out of the pipe and put a new one in. Blow out any debris by turning the valve on and then screw a new nipple and head on.
  • Your sprinkler head may be clogged. As that happens, try unscrewing the nozzle first to see if debris comes out. If debris does come out, unscrew the whole head. The pipe controlling the head may be clogged and needs to be blown out if no debris comes out. If you are having trouble unclogging a system, try hooking a hose to the head, undoing the fitting right before the valve, and back-blowing it out.
  • A sprinkler head may be too low. Simply unscrew the head and either unscrew the nipple its attached to. If the head is connected to a funny pipe, add a nipple extender or lift the pipe. Your sprinkler head may be too high and you will need to unscrew the sprinkler head and either unscrew the nipple its attached to, reattach a lower one, or connect the head to funny pipe and move it so it can go lower than the feed pipe(if not already attach to funny pipe).
  • If pressure across all heads are low check the flow control on the valve. If they are still low consider replacing nozzles with low pressure nozzles, taking heads off, then adding them to another line, or adding a new valve.

Additional Tips and Tricks:

Try unscrewing a clogged nozzle and blowing out the debris using a small screwdriver. If you have a filter underneath the sprinkler head or nozzle, by screwing the center of the nozzle, you can shut it on or turn it off. Some repairs will require special tools.

With any other additional issues you may have, know that you can call Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) to install or repair any sprinkler need you may have. One call at (719) 357-6682 is all you’ll need to understand the Dr. Sprinkler difference, in that we offer exceptional service, all while using quality parts at an affordable price. Don’t delay, call us today!

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15 Apr 2020

3 ways to ensure a healthy, watered lawn with Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO)

At Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO), we know the old adage of “work smarter, not harder” is true, but we still do both if it means making your lawn look good. We are here year-round to serve our most important customer — you. The needs you have are what we focus on, and at the end of every job, or every day, we care that you are satisfied with our service. By placing a call today at (719) 357-6682 you get our very best in quality service at an affordable price. We can take care of any sprinkler need you have, whether it be sprinkler repair, lawn irrigation repair, drip irrigation, fixing broken sprinkler heads, sprinkler installations, timer troubleshooting, or any other general sprinkler system maintenance, Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) is a name you can trust to work smart and work hard for the look of your lawn.

However, we realize that you’ll also need to do some things for yourself to make your lawn look its best. Most of the watering you do to your lawn will be done by you, so here are some steps to take to make sure you’re watering your lawn the best way possible:

1. Water Early In the Day

This is probably and hopefully something you’ve heard before. By watering your lawn early in the day before the sun rises, you allow for the elements to do the most magic for your grass and soil. Your lawn will have enough moisture locked in the soil by the time the sun rises and evaporates remaining water. If you are unable to water your lawn before the sun comes up, the next best option is in the late afternoon. Watering too late at night keeps the water in the grass and soil, causing fungus and bacteria to grow.

2. Use Proper Sprinklers

An in-ground irrigation system with pop-up sprinklers is best for your lawn over the long term. These are connected to timers that automatically water your lawn with precise amounts of water at a particular time of day that you can change. Your best option if those aren’t available or installed is to purchase revolving, or pulsating sprinklers, like these ones here. If you’d like the best for your lawn, consider sprinkler installation from Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO). We offer helpful, quick and timely work at an affordable price. By getting and in-ground irrigation system installed, you would save more money in the long run, where your wallet and your lawn would thank you.

3. Water Twice a Week Maximum Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) Sprinkler Water

Ever heard of over-watering? It happens far too often, as most people think that more water is better for your growing lawn. The truth is, that it’s not. By watering too much, or too frequently, you can literally drown out the roots and soil patterns in your lawn. On the other hand, if you water too little, you might suffocate the root system in your grass, or fungus growth could become more common.

How Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) Can Help

We prescribe this article for more information on how to water your lawn smarter. In the meantime, if you think your lawn already looks the best that it can, guess again. There is always more to be done to ensure a quality, healthy, and green lawn. As mentioned at the beginning, at Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) we work harder and smarter than anyone else to make sure you are satisfied with the look and feel of your lawn. Whether you need sprinkler repair, sprinkler installation, or anything else in between, Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) has what you need. Call us today at (719) 357-6682 to experience the difference of Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO).

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06 Apr 2020

Hire service or DIY? At Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) the answer is easy

Did you know that you have an important choice to make sooner rather than later? It’ll have consequences that could last a lifetime if you don’t choose carefully. You need to decide if you work on your lawn and your lawn sprinklers all by yourself, or hire some random company to do the work for you. What do you choose? What option is best? Ultimately, who do you trust? Yourself, or the top company in a spur of the moment Google search? At Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) we know the answer is clear, and you can find out for yourself by calling us at 719) 357-6682. We’ll also spell it out for you down below.

DIY Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) DIY trouble

The mentality to do things yourself has been around for a long time. Sure, you might save money in a few instances, and you might also learn a valuable lesson in how to fix something a time or two. However, DIY on your lawn and with your sprinklers carries a lot of sacrifice on part of your energy and your time. Are you ready for all of that? An unfortunate pro and con to doing it yourself is that all the work falls squarely on you. Some people are ready for that, but to the untrained individual, it can seem like there is more risk than reward. Even in using every inch of Google or YouTube, there can be more question marks raised instead of answers.

Say that you do tackle whatever lawn or sprinkler problem you have on your own. Did you also know that there is a whole range of things to do at every time and season of the year to adequately care for your lawn, even in chilly Colorado Springs? This article maps things out in great detail so you won’t miss a thing. Even if you feel like you’ve done all you can for your lawn, there is still more to be done around the clock.

Additionally, there are also things you need to do to maintain a healthy lawn! It’s one thing to water them, but lawn care maintenance is an entirely different thing. Here are some recommendations from Colorado Spring’s governmental offices in how to keep your lawn healthy that you won’t want to miss.

At the end of the day, doing your lawn care or working on your sprinkler system on your own puts a lot on your shoulders. There is too much to do in too little time, and you already have enough on your plate. This is where we come into the picture.

Hiring Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) 

At Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO), we understand that time is money, especially when it comes to your free time. The time that you’d need to spend in researching, traveling, buying, fixing, and finishing your DIY project is time that should be spent by doing something you love, and by being with the people that matter most to you. However, there is risk to hiring just anybody to work on something as valuable and energy-consuming as your lawn. Who do you trust? How do you know who you hire will do a good job?

We’ll let our reviews do the talking:

Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) Positive Review

Over the many years that we’ve been in business, we’ve built a reputation of making trust and transparency in the workplace a number one priority. We live to serve you, the customer — all while offering exceptional service using the best quality parts at an affordable price. You can count on us and our guarantee of installing the best and repairing the rest!

To put it simply, you do you. But recognize that you can rest easy in making that important choice in choosing Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) for all your lawn care and sprinkler system needs. We specialize in sprinkler head repair, sprinkler installation, sprinkler winterizing, sprinkler system repair, fixing damaged sprinkler heads, moving sprinkler heads, fixing faulty timers, and everything in between.

As mentioned at the beginning, Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) is just a call away at (719) 357-6682. Call us today, schedule an appointment, and get your time back where it belongs; doing the things that matter most and doing what you love.

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18 Mar 2020

Don’t believe we’re the best around in Colorado Springs? Check out these positive reviews and see for yourself!

In case you need any more reason to trust Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs CO), (719) 357-6682, here are some positive reviews to help you know who to trust, and who to call for all your sprinkler repair, sprinkler winterizing and sprinkler installation needs! 

Our location, which services the majority of El Paso County, boasts a 5-star rating across 23 reviews.

 

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We help people like Richard with our “efficiency and affordability.”

 

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We also help people like Klaus by being on time, and by going the extra mile to make any additional repairs.

 

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We’ve also helped people like Matthew by being a neighborhood company that prides itself on exceptional work.

 

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We help people like Carl by making sure you matter to us.

 

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We’ve helped people like Katie by being a go-to source of help.

We also have more positive reviews here.

At Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO), we are also able to help you. There is no problem too big, or too small for us to do in helping you be satisfied with your lawn. At Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO), we specialize in sprinkler repair, sprinkler installation, drip irrigation, lawn irrigation repair, sprinkler system leak repair, and everything else in between. Don’t hesitate to call us today! (719) 357-6682

16 Mar 2020

Best Lawn Practices — Dr’s Orders from Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO)

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At Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) (719) 357-6682, we want to help you get the most out of your lawn. That includes any installation or repair work you may ever need. We are always ready to serve the needs of the customer, and we recognize that you are the king when it comes to your lawn. We work for and with you to make it the best. You can count on our expert, timely, and quality service and parts to get the job when you need it the most, or even when you least expect it throughout all of El Paso County.

However, we also know that tips and tricks go a long way to maintaining the look of your lawn. With over a decade of expertise under our belts, it’s safe to say that we know a thing or two. Take a look at these tools to make your lawn healthy and well for years to come:

Water early in the day

Watering your lawn pre-dawn will allow for the sun and evaporation to operate most efficiently to allow healthy growth to your lawn. Avoid watering at night, as that allows water to settle in the grass, causing fungal problems.

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This is where we could be of assistance! The best place for your sprinklers to be is to provide a slight overlap in coverage area. This will diminish the rate of brown spots, or general spotty coverage in your lawn. At Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO), we can realign your sprinkler heads with ease!

Observe and maintain your sprinklers

Spend some time seeing your sprinklers in action, be aware of things that aren’t working properly, and give Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) a call to get things running smoothly again! (719) 357-6682

Click here for more tips to keep your lawn looking the way it needs to!

Don’t Delay. Call us today for all your sprinkler needs!

13 Mar 2020

Natural Grass VS Artificial Turf: How to disinfect and maintain both with Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO)

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This is still a debate. Do you choose artificial turf, or natural grass for your lawn? Is there really a right answer? Beyond the look and the feel, is one better than the other? At Dr. Sprinkler Repair in Colorado Springs (719) 357-6682, we just care that you love your lawn. However, at the end of the day, there are things to consider when choosing a lawn option, and the methods of disinfecting and maintaining it.

Artificial Turf

Turf is low-impact and low-maintenance. Once it’s installed, you don’t have to do much to it. However, did you know that you still can’t stand idly by with it? Use this article to know the ins and outs of caring for your artificial turf. It may be low-maintenance, but there is still plenty of maintenance to be done with artificial or synthetic turf.

The biggest problem with artificial turf is that it is, by definition, artificial. It lacks realness and authenticity. You get what you pay for, and no growth is involved. This is a drawback for some, as they want to have pride in a front lawn, or a backyard.

Natural Grass

This is where natural grass comes in. Though it takes more work, care and maintenance, you can take pride in knowing that it’s yours because of the time and attention you give it. However, you’re not alone. At Dr. Sprinkler, we offer expert and professional care for your lawn in sprinkler installation, sprinkler repair, or other general work to make your lawn look and feel great in any time of year.

However, you may be interested to know of additional things you can do for your lawn through knowing how to sanitize your grass parasites or viruses here, or learning how to best help your lawn’s growth with dogs, or other animals using it for a variety of reasons here.

Your natural grass lawn acts as a natural disinfectant. In changing climates and seasons, it requires nourishment from nature, as much as yourself. Do what comes naturally, and call Dr. Sprinkler Repair (719) 357-6682 for all your lawn care needs. 

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11 Mar 2020

Quality parts matter. Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs) has the best parts for any lawn!

At Dr. Sprinkler Repair in Colorado Springs CO, we recognize that as the customer, you deserve our very best. By trusting us with your sprinkler system, we not only guarantee our expert service, but you can also count on us installing or repairing with only the highest quality parts such as Toro, Rainbird, or Orbit. Call us today to see why you need these parts, and us, for your lawn. (719) 357-6682

Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) Quality Toro PartsFounded in 1914, Toro boasts over 100 years of experience. Similarly, their products stand by a lasting guarantee. Pair Toro and Dr. Sprinkler Repair, and you’ll have a lawn that can stand the test of time.

Quality Parts Rainbird Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO) Founded in 1933, Rainbird is an innovator for all things sprinkler. They know how to produce quality, lasting product that is not only good for your lawn but good for life. Dr. Sprinkler Repair knows that you deserve the best, and that is why we use the best of Rainbird.

Orbit Quality Parts Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs, CO)Orbit Irrigation got its start in Utah in 1986, but services over 2,000 products in over 40 different countries. They provide quality parts and service; something that we care about and that you need.

Put your trust in Dr. Sprinkler and in the quality parts and service we use for any lawn. Our top priority is to offer exceptional service at an affordable price, and to make sure you love the way your lawn looks. Call today! (719) 357-6682

03 Feb 2020
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Sprinkler Timer, How to set

The 3 basic functions of a sprinkler timer: 

  1. Watering start times/days

  2. Watering duration

  3. Days to Water

A valve is ran by 2 wires running from the timer to the valve. Usually, a white wire, or a common wire, run and connected to one wire on every valve in the system, and a zone wire which only connects to one wire on a single valve. It does not matter which of the two wires connect to the 2 wires on the valve, but they cannot be connected together.

Most timers can change or adjust these settings by turning the center knob to the item needing to be changed.

Newer timers may require Bluetooth via phones to change, or adjust settings, and may require the cover plate off to manually turn on.

Older timers use either manual knobs that must be physically moved up or down to adjust settings or manual knobs that spin gears to adjust settings.

 

Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Colorado Springs), we specialize in sprinkler repairs, upgrades, winterizations and much more. We have well qualified, experienced sprinkler technicians that will get your sprinkler system up and running in no time.
Call Dr. Sprinkler (Colorado Springs) today! (719) 357-6682

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13 Sep 2019

Sprinkler Winterization for Colorado Springs Call 719-357-6682

Colorado is well known for its high altitude and cold weather, in fact, the coldest temperature ever recorded in Colorado Springs was -26 degrees! Freezing cold winters will do a lot of damage to your sprinkler system if it’s not protected properly. That’s why Dr. Sprinkler Repair Colorado Springs (719-357-6682) offers top-notch sprinkler winterizations and blow-outs for El Paso County residents.

Our technicians will use a simple process to ensure that your sprinklers are blown-out properly. They start by making sure your sprinkler system is completely turned off. They will then use a commercial air compressor to blow out all the water that is still in the system. The final step is to shut down the backflow and set your sprinkler timer for winter use.

Call the experts at Dr. Sprinkler Colorado Springs at 719-357-6682 to get your sprinklers winterized and protected in El Paso County, Colorado! For more tips on how to prepare your lawn for winter check out the links below!

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