A modern automatic lawn irrigation method with sprinklers is the ultimate way to maintain the lawn healthy and looking fresh. If it is properly planned and looked after, then it will ensure to distribute the perfect quantity of water to the lawn. But like any other sprinkler system, it may have seldom failures and needs regular maintenance. The sprinkler valve in the sprinkler system will usually work very well if cared rightly. But it is crucial to know the actual problem whether it is the valve that is causing the issue in your irrigation system. With experienced and professional services in Utah Sprinkler Repair like Affordable Lawn Care and Landscape, you can be sure of finding the right solution for the sprinkler issues.
Signs of issues in sprinkler valve:
Water not turning Off:
If you notice that water is not closing off from the sprinkler, then there seems to be an issue in the diaphragm valve. The initial thing to the lookout is for blockage in the valve. The right and best way to start is to unscrew the bonnet screws. Fully remove the bonnet with the cap that surrounds over it. Analyze the filter properly that may require cleaning and also replacement of the filter and valve. This requires proper judgment and clean work to ensure that no problems arise in crunch situations.
Leaks of water:
Even after shutting off the sprinkler, you observe that water is continuing to leak, then it is a good idea to take a look at the valve. After the flushing of the valve, manually remove the bleed screw. Clean up any form of dirt that may be stuck in the valve. If any kind of debris or any remains are stuck in the valve, the water flow will be interrupted. This requires cleaning of the valves and replacement if required.
There may be some other issues related to the valve and sprinkler. If the problem is with the valve not shutting of electronically, your control unit may be the culprit. Ensure that the power supply is optimal. If the power-related factors to the control unit are proper then some chances control unit may not be properly configured to the correct valve. This requires a reconfiguration for solving the issue. If there is a very minimal flow of water inside the valve, then the first job is to check the supply of water. If the pressure from the source is not optimal, then it needs to be increased to solve the issue. Sprinkler heads also may be the reason, if there are too many of them installed. This requires the removal of sprinkler heads to correct the water flow.
If the above-stated problems are not solving the issue, then it is better to consult a professional service to completely rectify the problem.
Most common issues associated with the sprinkler valve:
1. Broken Sprinkler Head.
This is the very usual problem caused by running into a lawnmower blade or shovel. This requires unbolting the sprinkler head and bolting a new one. For avoiding this from occurring in the future, install the sprinkler valve a bit lower to escape it from a lawnmower. Don’t attempt this procedure of removing the sprinkler head. Improper work could spoil the threads. Professional service is the best option if you’re unsure.
Valves of the sprinkler may be stuck due to pieces of stone in them and refraining it to be closed completely. If this is the issue in the diaphragm of the valve then unbolt the solenoid to release the pressure. After the water is flowing through the valve, shut off the solenoid. This will usually solve the problem. If the issue is not resolved, turn off the sprinklers and take off the valve to strip it off slowly. Now take a close look at the valve and take off any pieces of stone using an appropriate tool like a screwdriver. After this process, organize the valve and turn on the sprinkler system. Make sure that you remove the pieces of stone carefully else it can damage the walls of the valve. If your valve has already had a similar issue before, then there are chances that water supply has a continuous issue of dust or debris. You need to install a good quality filter upstream of the valve to avoid the problem of reoccurring.
If you look at the control unit and its programming with valve is done properly but still, any of the sprinkler valves in the lawn are not working properly then you need to examine your wirings. Check for weathering in all the places like groundings which are more susceptible to it. If you find any weathering then remove that piece of wire and rewire it to the sprinkler valve connection. Perform this to all the valve connections to make sure that there are no wiring concerns. This requires careful work and needs to be done precisely depending on the condition. It may call for the complete rewiring of all the sections if the above-mentioned operation does not work well.
Uneven watering is a tricky problem to solve as there may be more cases that are causing the issue. There might be a wrong sprinkler head on the valve restricting the flow of water. Sprinkler valves may be very much distant. You can examine this by looking at whether the water from the sprinkler valves is in reach of another. If this is the issue and sufficient water is not arriving, then sprinkler heads may be changed to another size.
Valves are a crucial part of sprinkler irrigation systems and periodic inspections and correct maintenance will make sure that your irrigation system is performing at its best level. Whether you are looking to maintain or upgrade your existing lawn sprinkler system, best in Utah sprinkler repair services by Affordable Lawn Care and Landscape is your best bet for optimal results.