We fix sprinx. Since 1973 Heads Up has been repairing sprinkler and irrigation systems. We have the expertise
that is required to assess, manage, and repair sprinklers. Let us help you conserve water and save money
by properly managing your sprinklers.
(Q) What is your hourly rate for an irrigation technician?
(Q) My clock is off but the water is still running. What do I do?
(A) We call that a hanging or stuck valve. First and foremost, you need to stop the water from running. Often there is a main shut off before the valves. It is usually in a vertical pipe with a yellow cap or in the valve box itself. If you cannot find a main shut off, many valves have a flow control on the top of the valve that can be turned to the right to stop the flow of water. If you do not know which valve is running that area, turn all the valve flow controls to the right until you find the right valve. Once you have the water off, call us to schedule one of our expert irrigation technicians to visit your home to make the appropriate repairs. There are many reasons why a valve will hang, including a dent in the diaphragm or bonnet, a loose solenoid or a small rock in the valve that will not allow it to close. Let us figure it out. You have better things to do with your life!
(Q) Why will one valve not come on but others will?
(A) There are many reasons why a valve will not come on. Most often it is a solenoid that has gone bad and will not open the valve. It could also be a nick in the control wire or a malfunctioning clock. Seldom we will find a flow control down on a valve or no time on the clock for that valve. Before you call us, make sure to that no one has shut down the flow control on that valve and you have time on the clock.
(Q) I have the clock on but nothing is coming on. I have checked the main irrigation shut down, valve flow controls and made sure I programmed the clock correctly. What else could it be?
(A) There are a couple of items we could check to get water to your turf and shrubs. It may be a malfunctioning clock or a nick in the common wire. The common wire completes the circuit from your valve to the clock. If that connection is lost for some reason the valves will not fire when the clock comes on. Our experienced irrigation techs can check your wire for continuity to make sure that the circuit is complete. Once we have determined continuity we can troubleshoot to verify that the clock is working properly or if it needs to be replaced.