Sprinkler System Valve Repair

Imagine your sprinkler valve box as the heart of your system. If it doesn’t work properly, your entire irrigation system might suffer for it. 

Not to worry, though! We offer various services that give your entire sprinkler system the new pacemaker it deserves. These include sprinkler system valve repair or replacement, a sprinkler backflow preventer or a sprinkler system vacuum breaker, to name a few.

If you are still uncertain if your household requires a sprinkler valve repair, our team at Better Blossom Irrigation will provide a free irrigation valve estimate. To top it all off, we also provide options to fit your budget and get your system running efficiently again.

Signs You May Need Sprinkler Valve Repair

We hate to rain on anyone’s parade, but if you own a sprinkler system in Michigan, chances are you will need to replace a sprinkler valve further down the line. Fortunately, it’s not rocket science for us to determine the current state of your sprinkler valve. Simply answer the following questions:

  • Is the water pressure in your yard or in your home low?
  • Is the sprinkler head spraying with less force than usual?
  • Does your lawn have standing water or do any sections appear wet and marshy even during a sunny day? 
  • Do you have any debris stuck in the sprinkler valve? Chances are you may have to simply clean out debris rather than repair or replace the valve. 


If, however, you still have trouble pinpointing the underlying issue, please do not hesitate to contact us so we can provide professional assistance in your decision-making process. 

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5 Steps: How To Repair Sprinkler Valve

To help you have a solid grasp of our sprinkler system valve repair service, we’re going to give you a quick rundown as to how a broken valve is mended and how your  whole irrigation system is restored. Just  remember to shut your water off first!

disconnnecting the wiring

Disconnecting the wiring

Automatic sprinkler valves require disconnecting the wiring which is attached to the valve itself. We make certain to document the disassemblement since  new wires need to be put back in place exactly how they were originally installed.

Swapping out the old valve

To remove the old valve, we cut off the old PVC adapters directly below the hub. Note that because of this, your new valve might be a tiny bit lower than the old one.

swapping the old valve
preparing the new valve

Preparing the new valve for replacement

To prepare the new valve, we install the new PVC male adapters onto your new valve. Using teflon tape on the threads can give it a better seal.

Installing the new valve

Now comes the easy part! We attach your valve securely in place with a PVC glue. We do this by placing glue on the inside of the adapters and the ends of the pipes. Once the glue is rubbed on, we simply attach your new valve, giving it the proper seal it needs to last you for years to come.

installing the new valve
reconnecting the wiring

Reconnecting the wiring

Once the new valve is attached into place, all that is  left for us is to reconnect the wiring exactly the same way it was before. Once the wiring is hooked up prim and proper, it is time to test out your refurbished sprinkler system to make sure it works properly!

Don’t see what you
need fixed?

It’s all good! Better Blossom Irrigation has over 30 years of experience and we can identify the sprinkler system parts causing your sprinkler system failure. Whether it’s lack of water pressure, lawn sprinkler pump, sprinkler valve manifold repair, electrical related such as wireless connectivity, sprinkler rain sensor, your sprinkler timer controller or anything else contact us today for free consultation and quick service.

Want to upgrade or expand your system?

Better Blossom can take any residential or commercial underground sprinkler system to the next level! Whether you want to redesign a layout for a new landscape, add new zones, incorporate drip irrigation or convert your controller to smart technology, you want a fair quote and professional installation. Contact us today regarding your new irrigation project!

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes sprinkler valves to leak?

One of the main reasons why sprinkler valves might leak is because the rubber components inside of the diaphragm seal have either worn out or broken down. If this happens too often, seeping may become more serious as we approach winter months when temperatures drop below freezing for long periods of time rendering these valves unable to work properly.

One of the main reasons why sprinkler valves might leak is because rubber components inside such as the diaphragm seal have either worn out or broken down completely. If this happens too often, seeping may become more serious as we approach winter months when temperatures drop below freezing.  Trapped water in the system freezes, and can cause components to burst. If this happens to your valves they will be rendered useless.

What causes a sprinkler valve to not shut off?

One of the most common reasons that a sprinkler zone won’t shut off is because debris has gotten into the valve. This can be especially true if your sprinklers are located below ground level — soil, rocks and loose items may get caught up with the solenoid’s hydraulic actuator which will prevent it from shutting off properly.