How to maintain and repair sprinkler valves?

The valve is an important device that regulates and directs,not only the flow of water to your plants, but also the money from your wallet.  It’s an integral part of the irrigation system which should be maintained properly to keep the valve opening, and just as importantly, closing when it’s supposed to do so.

Yes, it’s important to focus on valve repair and maintenance to ensure its optimal performance over the long run. It’s the equipment responsible for keeping water usage in control and money in your pocket, within an operative range.

What types of valves are used in the irrigation system?

Obviously, different types of sprinkler valves are used for lawn and garden watering systems. The common types of valves used in the irrigation system are-

  • Ball sprinkler valves
  • Gate valves
  • Anti-siphon valves
  • Remote control solenoid valves
  • In-line valves or check valves

Regardless of the type of valve it is, it can easily get damaged if not maintained and damage repaired in a timely fashion.

When it comes to valve work, there is no doubt that hiring a professional expert is the optimal solution for repairing critical damages. But how would you deal with a valve repair job without the professional help? Don’t know where to start?

Here are some useful tips that will help in repairing valves:

Step 1: Find the main source of the damage.

Step 2: Turn off the water supply and the valve if any damage is found.

Step 3: Inspect and clean the valve housing to remove dirt and debris that may be causing blockages.

Step 4: Unscrew and remove the valve bonnet with solenoid to get started with the repair.

Step 5: Assess the condition of the diaphragm and spring to see if it’s damaged or not. If either of them is damaged, replace them with new components.

Step 6: Replace all the parts with new ones that are damaged.

Step 7: Finally, put everything back together back together the same way it came apart, and most importantly, KEEP IT ABSOLUTELY CLEAN!  Then slowly turn on the water supply and see if the valve is working properly or not. If it does not work, wait no more and consider hiring a professional expert to get the job done properly this time.

If you want to repair any parts of the irrigation system professionally, Acme Irrigation Company LLC. has you covered. We are a trustworthy team on which you can rely, without worrying about anything,fulfilling your unique needs by providing exceptional services is our primary focus.

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