Sprinkler Repair: How to Unclog Sprinklers
Remove mineral deposits from lawn sprinklers quickly and easily.
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IntroductionHere's how to clean clogged lawn sprinklers using special cleaners that dissolve rust and mineral build-ups.
- Brass Bristle Brush
- Rust and mineral remover
- Spray silicone
Clean Clogged Sprinklers
If you have a lot of iron or other minerals in your water, then you likely know how much of a problem they can create. Iron builds up on the working parts and in the holes of sprinklers, which over time can make them quit working altogether. Here’s the good news: a simple soaking in a rust-removing solution followed by a spritz of silicone lubricant is all it takes to rejuvenate your sprinkler.
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Soak Sprinklers in Rust Remover
Fill a freezer bag half full of rust remover and drop your sprinkler into the bag. We used CLR Calcium, Lime, and Rust Remover, but other rust-removing solutions will also work. Swish it around occasionally to distribute the solution. Remove the sprinkler after 30 minutes and rinse it in clear water.