Sprinkler Valves Replacement
Sprinkler Valve Repairs
Choosing the right sprinkler valve can be as confusing as selecting the right sprinkler head. There are a variety of valves that are used in lawn irrigation, and they all play an important role in the overall sprinkler system design. In general terms, sprinkler valves connect and help control the water flow to the sprinkler heads in each individual zone.
Our irrigation technicians work with low and high flow valves, backflow valves, isolation valves, and low to high-pressure relief valves, to name a few. The reason we point this out is that it takes training, experience, and technical knowledge in order to know which valve is to be used in a certain application, and how to troubleshoot any issues that arise if the valve malfunctions.
Types of lawn irrigation valves Andy’s Sprinkler installs and works with:
- Automatic zone control valve: This valve is connected to your sprinkler control box and controls the flow of water to each zone of sprinkler heads.
- Backflow prevention valve: This device is critical in preventing dirty water in the irrigation system from flowing back into the drinking water system. (Every system we install or maintain that uses potable water must have a backflow device installed.)
- Isolation check valve: This valve opens and closes the water flowing from the irrigation system and the main water supply.
- Lateral line drain valve: This valve is used as an end stop, automatically flushing lateral lines in drip irrigation systems.
Sprinkler System Valve Leaks & Wire Location Repairs
Another reason you should consider leaving irrigation valve repair and installation to the experts at Andy’s Sprinkler, is that most valves are buried underground. If you have a sprinkler valve go bad or start leaking, we advise you to take the path of least resistance. A person with little or no experience trying to locate a broken or leaking valve, or tracing a damaged or spliced wire in their sprinkler system, can be like trying to locate a needle in a haystack.
When we’re called in to perform any sprinkler system maintenance, we check the sprinkler control box, all the valves, and sprinkler heads, making sure the sprinklers have the correct spray patterns with no visible leaking. Should we find any dripping or leaking around the nozzles or head, we’ll immediately make all the necessary sprinkler leak repairs.
Now you know enough about sprinkler valves to realize that it’s best to have experienced, qualified sprinkler technicians handling all the valve services for your sprinkler irrigation system. We honestly don’t want to see you spend more time than is necessary trying to fix a valve problem or attempt to install a valve when expertise is a phone call away. Furthermore, we recommend scheduling sprinkler system service during major season changes for the best results!
Call our irrigation valve technicians today and let us handle your sprinkler valve issues. You’ll be glad you did.