Sprinkler Repair is an ongoing issue for any sprinkler system. Folks in Central Oklahoma are turning on their Sprinkler Systems and discovering problems. We fixed several leaks in a Sprinkler System in Edmond. The sprinkler pipes were leaking in several places. Each leak had to be cut out and replaced. The Sprinkler System was fairly new. It was installed last summer by a Pool Company that also installs cheap sprinkler systems. All the joints in the sprinkler pipes were glued together with clear PVC Cement. That part is OK, But they cut some corners and didn’t use PVC Primer with the glue. As a result the joints didn’t bond very well and many of them blew apart this spring when the sprinkler systems was turned on. (Thus all the leaks) I suspect we will have to go back several times to fix additional leaks. We can only warranty the PVC joints that we have replaced. Cheaper isn’t always better.
Today we did a sprinkler repair in Norman. The sprinkler system needed a checkup. We went through each sprinkler zone and identified several different problems. Zone 2 had a cracked sprinkler pipe in a flower bed. Zone 4 had a broken sprinkler rotor on the edge of the driveway that had been driven over and broken. Zone 6 and 7 each had a couple of pop-up spray heads that were worn out and would not pop-up. The diagnosis and the repair took less than two hours. Now their sprinkler system is running great!
Recently we fixed a sprinkler system that was poorly installed.
- The Sprinkler System Company that installed it didn’t know what they were doing. There was no Master Valve installed in the Sprinkler System. As a result, The Sprinkler Pipe between the water meter and the Sprinkler Valves stayed pressurized all the time. This is bad during a cold snap in Oklahoma. If a Master Valve and In-Line Pipe Drains had been installed originally, there would be no broken pipes when it got too cold. The Sprinkler Pipes would drain automatically.