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Sprinkler FAQ

View all the Sprinkler FAQ. These are separated from company questions to sprinkler questions.

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Company FAQs

Q: What are your hours?

We are open Monday – Friday 7am to 4pm MST.

Q: How do I find a sprinkler repair near me?

Super easy! Contact Manning Sprinkler Services by filling out the form on the contact page or call us at (602) 993-7673 for an estimate and pricing on your new irrigation system.

Q: How do I make an appointment?

The easiest way to make an appointment for sprinkler repair is to call us at (602) 993-7673. Or you can fill out our form for an estimate.

General FAQs

Q: how often should i water my lawn with sprinkler system?

Depending on what the state of your lawn is, two to three times per week for up to 25 mins is for a well-maintained lawn. If you just installed new sod, watering the lawn 4-8 times a day for about 10 mins. After about week 3 of the new sod, water the lawn once per day, anywhere from 15-24 mins. Lawns in Phoenix Arizona usually are established around 3 weeks in.

When you have an established lawn, the proper amount of time to water the lawn is 2 – 3 times a week. A good time to water the lawn is in the morning or during the hottest time of the day.

Q: How do you tell if you are overwatering your lawn?

The best way to tell if you overwatered your lawn is to step on it. If you see the water come up or it squishes, you watered too much. Another sign to look for is dying patches of grass, brown patches.

Q: Is it worth installing a sprinkler system?

Of course! Installing a sprinkler system in Arizona can be super convenient because the lawn waters itself, you don’t have to do it. You can set timers to the sprinkler system so it waters your lawn at the same time every day. Your lawn always gets water even if you are not at home. Another reason is being cost-effective!

Q: How long should I run my drip system in AZ?

A drip irrigation system is perfect for Arizona customers. These should run longer than sprinklers because they provide a slow water delivery for your plants. Usually, you want to stick with:

  • Two times a week in fall & spring
  • Every other day in summer
  • Once a week in winter

When it comes to how long should you run your drip irrigation system, here is what we suggest:

  • High-flow emitter ~20 GPH: 12 minutes
  • Low-flow emitter ~4 GPH: 30 minutes
  • Low-flow emitter ~2 GPH: 60 minutes
  • Low-flow emitter ~1 GPH: 90 minutes

Q: Why is my sprinkler leaking?

The biggest reason why your sprinkler is leaking is most likely low head drainage. What this means is water has collected in the lowest head of your sprinkler from the pipes. To fix this, installing check valves in sprinkler heads usually does the trick. Here at Manning Sprinkler Systems, we can install and repair the sprinkler from this problem. 

Q: Why is my sprinkler not working?

Why won’t my sprinkler turn on? One of the most common reasons why the sprinkler may not work is the sprinkler controller! The controller might have programming, voltage, and or sensor issues. If this is the case, resetting the system, check the circuits, and check the sensors. Here at Manning Sprinkler System, we can check for all these problems by repairing or installation of sprinkler parts.

Q: what is low voltage lighting?

Low voltage lighting are lighting fixtures you can see on your outside patio or landscape and sometimes even inside the house, that are plugged into the voltage outlet boxes. Low Voltage Lighting refers to lighting being used by a transformer to use less power in comparison to Line Voltage Lighting.

Q: What is the advantage of low voltage lighting?

The biggest advantage to low voltage lighting is smaller light bulbs which means you can insert in smaller places, which means it’s super energy efficient.

Q: What is the difference between low voltage lighting and line voltage lighting?

The biggest difference between line voltage and low voltage is the number of volts! Line Voltage is your typical voltage in junction boxes, around 120 volts. But Low Voltage lighting uses approximately 12-24 volts and needs a transformer to lower the line voltage to prevent scorching out the low voltage bulb. You can use line voltage lighting anywhere in the home where you can run a wire. Anything that basically isn’t inside of a piece of furniture is line voltage lighting.

As for low voltage lighting, this lighting is anywhere where line voltage cannot be, like inside furniture and places, like landscape and waterfalls. But with low voltage lighting, you need to be close to a transformer box.

Manning Sprinkler Services
Phone: (602) 993-7673

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Monday – Friday
7am – 4pm

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