how to clean a rain bird sprinkler head

Troubleshoot or Replace a Rain Bird Sprinkler Head

Maintaining the proper condition of a sprinkler head is crucial for your lawn irrigation system. A sprinkler head replacement is a simple task that takes about 20 minutes to complete. Although some digging is necessary, the process is not difficult, so don’t let a little dirt stop you from completing this easy lawn care task. In this post, I’ll explain how to diagnose sprinkler head issues and, if needed, how to swap out a broken sprinkler head for a brand-new Rain Bird model.

Why replace a sprinkler head

There are several reasons your sprinkler head may need to be replaced. Your lawn will receive the best irrigation possible when you swap out a broken sprinkler head for a brand-new Rain Bird sprinkler head. This helps to keep your lawn healthy and attractive while also saving you time and money over time.

Replacing a malfunctioning sprinkler head with a brand-new Rain Bird sprinkler head has several advantages.

Increased water efficiency: You can be certain that your lawn is receiving the proper amount of water when you install a new Rain Bird sprinkler head. This conserves water while saving you money on your water bill.

A healthy lawn is one that can resist pests, diseases, and harsh weather better when it is properly irrigated.

A lusher, more beautiful lawn: A well-watered lawn tends to be more verdant.

3 Simple Repairs & Upgrades for Your Pop-Up Sprinklers this Spring

While hiring a professional irrigation service contractor to start up your sprinkler system this spring is highly recommended, there are a few straightforward fixes and improvements you can perform yourself. You can save money on your water bill all season long by performing these small tasks in spray zones. These maintenance items will be a cinch if you don’t mind getting your hands a little dirty—or wet, depending on the task.

Turn on one zone or program at a time on your controller to begin identifying the items in each watering area that require attention. You can use the manual watering feature found on most controllers for this purpose. In any case, it’s a good idea to know how to do this in case you want to manually add a watering cycle after a dry spell in the yard or a specific area. On your smart device, you can perform this task if you possess an app-based controller.

After that, turn on the sprinklers outside and observe the pattern and distance that each head sprays. Examine the area and observe how the sprinklers are watering, as well as whether they are covering the intended areas. Observe whether the spray is consistent with water droplets as opposed to “misting,” which squanders water.


What can I use to clean my sprinkler head?

If the build-up is minimal, simply wipe the sprinkler head with a brush, cloth, or sponge. After 2-3 minutes, rinse with cold water. If you see extensive build up, you may need to remove and submerge the sprinkler heads in the CLR/warm water solution. Immediately rinse with cold water and replace the head.