Sprinkler system repairs can be costly if you have a sprinkler system that has become faulty. If it is damaged or broken, you can easily hire a sprinkler system repair company to come and fix your sprinkler system for you. There are two types of sprinkler system repair options, which you can choose from. The most common ones include fixing it yourself or hiring a sprinkler repair service. The cost of having your sprinkler system repaired largely depends on the size of the yard you require repaired or replaced, whether you hire an independent contractor or a handyman, where you reside, the terrain on your location, and how urgent you want your sprinkler system replaced.
A DIY sprinkler system repair is possible if you know the basics of it. One thing you should do is have a checklist of all the things that need to be checked before starting the process of replacement. Check to see if your system is using the best possible timer, as the most basic problem that occurs is when the timer stops working because the water level in the soil is not sufficient. If your soil is not properly drained or saturated with water, you might also experience this problem.
You should have an estimate of the total cost of the project, which will include services such as the replacement of sprinkler heads, hoses, timers, nozzles, and valves, among others. In addition, you should also have the estimated time the project will take, from beginning to end. You can get an average cost by multiplying the estimate of materials by the average square foot of your yard. If you are planning on hiring someone to replace your irrigation system, you can ask them for an average cost of the material used for it, along with the labor costs. You may also want to find out if you have to pay for the parts that need replacing. If so, add those costs to the total estimate to get an average cost for your sprinkler system repair.
Some common repairs include leaky water pipes, broken or worn-out pop-up sprinkler heads, pipe leaks, and broken water pipes in yards with large trees. Leaks in the pipes under the tree can lead to leaking water that seeps into the ground. Broken pipes near or around the tree can be repaired using threaded inserts and brass washers and replaced with new ones. The diameter and length of the pipes that drain to your yard must be noted.
A new system needs to have its new one replaced with the correct size for your yard. If you are planning on installing a backflow prevention device at your property line, you should buy a new one for the pipes that run to it and the garden hose to prevent cross-connections. You can find the exact size and diameter that your system uses in the part box that came with your system or by contacting the manufacturer.
Most sprinkler repair companies also have tools such as an electric angle grinder, cutting torch, and power sprayer to do simple repairs to common parts. The wood base is a common component that is easy to repair. One common issue is a cracked or missing wood base, which if it gets too long, will damage the sprinkler valves and other parts. Sprinkler repair companies will sometimes cut a piece of PVC pipe of different length and use it as a wooden base to fix a cracked or missing wood tray. When PVC pipe is involved, the customer is responsible for fitting the pieces together properly.
Valve repair kits are available from many sprinkler suppliers and retailers. These kits usually include an adjustable valve, a PVC pipe with sleeves, an o-ring, a valve frame, and valve wires. Sometimes the timer mechanism is not very complex and can be done by someone who is not trained in electronics. If you have an electronic timer, make sure you replace the batteries on the timer periodically. Otherwise, you risk damaging the timer and losing its ability to reset.
It is not unusual for sprinkler repair companies to recommend replacement parts or recommend new technology to help customers who have sprinkler problems. In addition, some companies may suggest that the homeowner replace sprinkler backflow preventer devices instead of replacing the entire system. While this may seem to be a cheaper solution, a preventer device only prevents the flow of water in a small area. As a result, there is still a good chance that the flow of water could cause damage to the surrounding structure. Therefore, it is always a good idea to get the correct part to avoid the risk of damage.