Common Reasons for Sprinkler Valve Leaks

Sprinkler Valve LeaksJust like any other piece of equipment you have in and around your home, your sprinkler system can develop problems over time. Some of the most common issues involve sprinkler valve leaks. One of the most common reasons this issue occurs is that the rubber parts in the valve box have worn out. When the diaphragm seal breaks, that will allow water to seep through the system. If this happens to you, it’s very important that you contact an expert as soon as possible so that any potential water damage will be minimized.

What to Expect

When you call Andy’s Sprinkler we’ll send an expert to your home who will thoroughly diagnose your issue and have it fixed as quickly as possible. We’ve seen all kinds of sprinkler valve leaks and we have the tools and equipment necessary to perform your repair correctly the first time. Here’s what to expect from us once we arrive.

  • First, we’ll turn off both the electrical and water supply to your system to ensure both your safety and the safety of our technician.
  • We’ll then open the valve box and clean out any mud that may have been accumulated. We may insert towels or other types of absorbent materials to soak up any water that may be in the box. Then, we’ll take out any wire connectors and loosen the solenoid valve.
  • Next, we’ll remove the bonnet from the solenoid and remove the diaphragm gasket. We’ll replace the gasket if necessary and clear debris from the solenoid.
  • Once that is done, we’ll re-connect the wiring and test the system to make sure no sprinkler valve leaks are still present.

It is extremely important that you leave this type of job to an expert. If you try this on your own and make a mistake, you could cause a great deal of damage to your system. There’s also a risk you could suffer a serious injury. Take that risk out of the equation by calling Andy’s Sprinkler at 817-608-0660 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.