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What To Do if Your Sprinkler Valve will Not Shut Off

You probably installed your sprinkler system for two reasons. First, you didn’t want to take the time to
water your lawn any more. And second, you had some concerns about water usage and conservation
especially here in California. But what happens when your sprinkler value will not shut off and all of your
efforts are negated? Sprinklers are a complicated series of mechanics, so over time their materials will
degrade or things can go wrong. If your sprinkler valve won’t shut off, here are a few tips to get you
started.

  • Turn off the water supply. If you’re noticing a leak, a geyser, or your sprinkler simply won’t turn
    off if, step one is turn off the water supply. Before you try to tighten or loosen anything within
    the system or even contact someone else to come help, turn off the water. With most systems,
    there is a shut-off valve at the source. Go to where your irrigation system is connected to your
    water supply and look for a small switch. If you turn that, it should cut off the water supply to
    your sprinkler only. You don’t need to shut off the water supply to your entire home. You will
    also notice that most sprinkler systems have a backflow prevention device indicated by a green
    rectangle.
  • Replace the solenoid. In many cases, the culprit causing your sprinkler to continue running is
    the solenoid. This is a relatively easy fix that you can probably do yourself, though we always
    recommend calling a professional to avoid further complications. Turn off you’re the water
    supply and then the system itself from the control panel. Locate the box causing the problem
    and uncover it. Remove the screws and be careful not to lose any of the small parts. Remove
    and replace the solenoid. Here are more detailed instructions.
  • Talk with a professional. However, there could be a number of reasons your sprinkler valve will
    not shut off, so we always recommend you contact a professional to help. You want to make
    sure you don’t lose essential parts of the sprinkler system or cause additional damage while
    you’re repairing it on your own. Once you shut off the water to the system, your next call should
    be to Sprinkler Repair Bay Area. Our professionals can come out to evaluate the problem and fix it
    without any muss or fuss from you.

Contact Sprinkler Repair Bay Area today to learn more about what we can do when your sprinkler valve will
not shut off. We provide five star service and smart solutions at superior pricing.

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