Lawn Irrigation System Repair

Morris and Bergen Irrigation Offers Residential Sprinkler Repair Throughout New Jersey

New Jersey residents take pride in the appearance of their homes and lawns. When sprinkler systems are functioning properly, yards are filled with lush, green grass and plants that add beauty to properties. But occasionally lawns may start to turn brown, or standing pools of water are noticeable, or plants are starting to wither and dry up. All of these indicate your irrigation system requires repair.

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Potential Sprinkler Issues that Require Repair

Sprinkler and irrigation systems may be easy to operate, but they contain several elements that may stop functioning and require repair. Here’s a list of potential issues that can arise in sprinkler systems:

Sprinkler Heads:

  • Clogged nozzles
  • Malfunctioning rotation or oscillation
  • Leaks around the base
  • Broken or damaged heads


  • Leaking around the valve
  • Difficulty turning on or off
  • Valve not opening or closing properly
  • Solenoid issues

Pipes and Fittings:

  • Leaks in the underground pipes
  • Cracked or broken pipes
  • Loose or damaged fittings
  • Corrosion in metal pipes

Pressure Regulator:

  • Inconsistent water pressure
  • Leaks or damage to the regulator

Backflow Preventer:

  • Leaks or dripping
  • Failure to prevent backflow
  • Broken or damaged parts


  • Malfunctioning display
  • Programming errors
  • Electrical issues
  • Battery or power source problems


  • Cut or damaged wires
  • Loose connections
  • Shorts in the electrical system

Rain Sensor:

  • Not functioning correctly
  • Calibration issues
  • Wiring problems

Pressure Vacuum Breaker (PVB) or Atmospheric Vacuum Breaker (AVB):

  • Leaks or dripping
  • Valve not sealing properly
  • Freeze damage

Nozzle or Filter Screens:

  • Clogged with debris
  • Reduced water flow

Pressure Relief Valve:

  • Leaking or not sealing properly
  • Pressure issues

Sprinkler System Zones:

  • Zones not turning on or off as programmed
  • Uneven watering within a zone

Sprinkler System Troubleshooting

While some repair issues may be easy to spot, there are others that might not be so obvious. Our seasoned sprinkler repair technicians can run full diagnostics and help remedy problems no matter how difficult the task. Here’s a list of symptoms that may indicate your system needs repair.

Uneven Watering:

  • Patchy or dry areas in your lawn despite the system running.

Puddles or Pooling Water:

  • Accumulation of water in certain areas, indicating a leak or malfunction.

Low Water Pressure:

  • Reduced water pressure in the sprinkler heads, leading to weak or erratic spray patterns.

Irregular Spray Patterns:

  • Misdirected or erratic spraying from the heads, possibly due to clogged nozzles or damaged heads.

Unusual Noises:

  • Strange sounds like hissing, banging, or vibrating, which may indicate issues with valves or pipes.

High Water Bills:

  • A sudden increase in your water bill without a corresponding increase in water usage elsewhere.

Dry or Soggy Soil:

  • Inconsistent soil moisture levels, with some areas being overly dry while others are excessively wet.

Visible Leaks:

  • Wet spots, standing water, or pooling around sprinkler heads, pipes, valves, or other system components.

Controller/Timer Issues:

  • Malfunctioning display, error messages, or the system not turning on or off as programmed.

Brown or Wilting Grass:

  • Signs of stress, such as brown or wilting grass, can indicate insufficient watering or coverage.

Mold or Mildew Growth:

  • Excessive moisture in certain areas can lead to the growth of mold or mildew.

Inconsistent Zone Operation:

  • Zones not activating or turning off properly, leading to uneven watering.

Sudden Changes in System Behavior:

  • Any abrupt changes in the way the system operates compared to its usual behavior.

Visible Damage to Components:

  • Broken, cracked, or damaged sprinkler heads, valves, pipes, or other system elements.

Electrical Issues:

  • Blinking or non-functional lights on the controller, which could indicate wiring or electrical problems.

Why Choose Morris and Bergen Irrigation?

But what happens if your New Jersey home or business facility’s lawn irrigation or sprinkler system needs repairs? With more than 35 years of experience in the industry, let Morris & Bergen Irrigation be your number one source for dependable sprinkler and irrigation repair services.

Our high-quality and cost-effective lawn and landscaping maintenance experts understand the importance of sprinklers and irrigation systems that work at their optimal level when you need them most. Inspecting your sprinkler or irrigation system on a regular basis will decrease the need for future repairs. However, if you think that your irrigation system or sprinkler’s valves, nozzles, risers, wiring, and/or heads require repairs, give us a call today!

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Who We Are

Morris and Bergen Irrigation is a family owned and operated company, and we have worked diligently to become synonymous with reliable New Jersey lawn irrigation and sprinkler system repair and maintenance services. In fact, we are proud to have assisted more than 6,000 satisfied customers! Call 973-628-7077 or contact us online for a free consultation. Our skilled team is trained to swiftly identify and remedy any problems, leaving you free to keep your lawns looking lush and green year-round.

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