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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to repair a sprinkler system?

The average cost of repairing a sprinkler system is $75 but some homeowners pay as much as $225. Expect several factors to influence the cost. The first is the minimum service rate. The type and scope of repair are the largest cost factors, with larger systems requiring more time and materials. For a more detailed cost breakdown, get several cost estimates from sprinkler system repair professionals.

Read our cost guide, “How much does a sprinkler system repair cost?

How do I find someone to fix my sprinkler system?

You can find a sprinkler repair professional by conducting a little bit of online research. This gives you access to their ratings and customer reviews. Some customers will even submit photos of their sprinkler systems that were fixed by the pros. But before you hire a professional, contact them. Ask them questions about their expertise, tell them about your sprinkler problem and request free cost estimates.

How do I increase water pressure in my lawn sprinklers?

Figure out why your sprinkler has low water pressure and determine if you need to make any repairs. There could be an issue with the valve, a leak or the sprinkler heads may need cleaning. If the water pressure is low in your house as well (check your water pressure regulator), the problem may be with the municipal water supply.

Why is one sprinkler zone not working?

One sprinkler zone could be malfunctioning for several reasons, although the most obvious one — a closed valve — is often the culprit. Check to see if the main system valve is closed. It’s easy to forget to turn this back on after repairs. Other causes for failed sprinkler zones are electrical issues within the valve, timer, wiring or solenoid. A common reason is a bad connection that needs to be re-soldered.

Why won’t my sprinklers pop up?

Several problems can prevent sprinkler heads from popping up. For example, here are a few possible culprits: 

  • The valve is partially closed.
  • There’s dirt, sand or debris between the sprinkler’s cap and riser. 
  • There's low water pressure.
  • There are leaks in the water line.

Contact a pro to help you diagnose the problem and repair it.

Reviews for Ashburn sprinkler system repair professionals
Karen K.
Emerson did an outstanding job on replacing my sprinkler valves. He was thorough to ensure all leaks were repaired. He provided a fair and reasonable quote to dial in my drip system and replace my sprinkler heads. He even found a gas leak while he was working and suggested to call the gas company. I would definitely recommend his services and will use him in future projects.
M & K sprinklers an IrrigationM & K sprinklers an Irrigation
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What you need to know about sprinkler repairs.

How do I fix my sprinkler system?

Your sprinkler system is an intricate network of control valves, wire connections and PVC pipes. This sophisticated system could malfunction in a number of ways. For this reason, sprinkler system repair isn't typically a DIY job.

How do you fix a broken sprinkler pipe?

If some areas of your lawn are wetter than others, you may have a broken sprinkler pipe. You should contact a professional to inspect your broken pipe. They will need to find the rupture and turn off the sprinklers. They may also dig up the broken section of pipe and use a PVC cutter or hacksaw to cut the broken section out and then replace it with a section of pipe that's a bit shorter to allow the connectors to fit well.

How do you fix a short in a sprinkler system?

If you think there's an electrical short in your sprinkler system, it's best to call a professional sprinkler repair service. They have the proper tools and credentials to safely fix the problem. The combination of electricity and water can cause severe injury if you aren't well-versed in sprinkler repair. 

How do you find a leak in your sprinkler system?

Finding a leak in your sprinkler system may be as simple as looking for a swampy area of your lawn. If you think your system is leaking due to an elevated water bill, but you can't find physical evidence, it's time to call a professional water sprinkler repair person. 

What causes sprinklers to lose pressure?

If your sprinklers have low pressure, your line could be broken, clogged with grass or dirt — or you may have water supply issues or a malfunctioning backflow preventer valve. Call a yard sprinkler repair service to help you diagnose the problem. They can figure out why your sprinklers lack pressure. 

How do you know if a sprinkler solenoid is bad?

Your water sprinkler valve solenoid may be bad if your system is leaking, you have low water pressure or the system continues to run even when it’s off. 

Can a sprinkler system leak when off?

Yes, a sprinkler system may leak a bit immediately after you turn it off. If you’re concerned about flooding or safety, shut off the water to your system using the main shutoff valve until you can locate and solve the problem — or get a pro to come take a look at the issue. 

How do I find a broken sprinkler wire?

If you’re familiar with and comfortable with using one, a pulser may help you find a broken sprinkler wire on your own. If not, contact a Thumbtack professional for help.

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