Tampa Irrigation Repair Photos

 

Have you ever noticed that one of the sprinkler heads in your yard refused to pop up or pop back down? There are a lot of reasons why heads get stuck but one of the most dramatic is tree roots.

Roots seek water. When your system runs, a small amount of extra water leaks around the seals in the head or splashes back from hitting the grass and a puddle forms around each head. Normally this isn’t a problem, the extra water soaks into the ground or evaporates, it just takes a little longer than for the rest of the yard. But if a tree is growing nearby, the roots are seeking out the extra water and will often grow over, under, and around the sprinkler head. Over time the roots get bigger and thicker and will often ‘squeeze’ the sprinkler head till it no longer works.

Above are a couple examples.