Last Minute Check on Sprinkler Valves

As the growing season winds down and before you winterize your residential irrigation system, it’s worthwhile to step back and thoroughly inspect your system for any needed changes or repairs.

Over the winter, as the ground freezes, any leaks or ruptures in the pipes can get worse. At first it may seem like a reasonable idea to leave it until spring but by then it may be a much bigger problem as the ground shifts and moves as it freezes and thaws.

Sprinkler valves are a common source of problems and these can show up in various ways. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Issues with water pressure in your home can be a sign of broken or malfunctioning sprinkler valve
  • Leaks around the valve may be repaired or replaced depending on the exact nature of the problem
  • If some areas are receiving enough water but others suffer from low water output, one of the valves may be broken or obstructed, not be allowing sufficient water flow
  • When one sprinkler valve doesn’t turn on with the others  on a timer system, it could be a wiring issue or the valve itself
  • If you notice standing water or leaks at the sprinkler head that’s farthest away from the valve, the valve may not be shutting off properly – debris in the valve may be the culprit here

Replacements & Repairs
No matter what issues you may notice, the important point is to make sure you’re not just delaying the problem and potentially causing a bigger one down the road. You need your irrigation system to be up and running properly in the spring when it really counts.

At Future Green Irrigation, our technicians have over 30 years’ experience in installing and servicing residential and commercial lawn sprinkler systems and irrigation systems. We can provide you with expert advice, repairs and quality replacement products if need be using only the best-in-class products from the top manufactures. We are trained to install and maintain sprinkler systems and products from respected, proven brands Rain Bird and Toro. Contact us today to set up an appointment or find out more.

Explore our site to find out more or contact us today for a free on-site quote by calling (416) 553-7488 in Toronto, (705) 999-0907 in Barrie or Toll Free (866) 936-5296. You and your lawn will be glad you did!

About Future Green Irrigation: Canadian owned & operated, we provide Lawn Sprinkler Systems & Irrigation Systems for homes, businesses and golf courses throughout Barrie, Toronto, the GTA and beyond including Bradford, Aurora, Bolton, Caledon, Innisfil, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood and Newmarket, Ontario.

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