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Sprinkler Repair Projects

Taking care of a lawn isn’t easy, especially in the summer months when it requires constant watering. Many homeowners invest in a sprinkler system to keep their grass looking fresh and green, but what happens when something goes wrong? Calling a professional for your sprinkler system repair will ensure the problem is correctly identified and fixed quickly. It means you can go back to letting your sprinkler system do all the hard work of watering your yard.

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Sprinkler system service costs

The cost of sprinkler system repair varies depending on the seriousness of the problem, and whether new parts are required to fix it. A simple head replacement starts from $2.50* while most plumbers will charge for their labor by the hour, at an average of $50 to $100*.


Types of sprinkler system repair

Head replacement Buying a replacement sprinkler head can cost between $2.50 and $18* , but many companies charge an hourly fee for this type of work.


Valve replacement

Repairing a sprinkler valve is often slightly more expensive than the head due to the price of the parts, which can range from $12 to $40*.



The materials required to replace a wire are inexpensive at $1 or less per foot*, but you will also need to pay for the cost of labor.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to replace a lawn sprinkler system?
Installing a new sprinkler system is much more expensive than repairing your existing one but may be necessary if it is coming to the end of its life. Depending on the prices charged by irrigation companies in your area, the cost of installing a new system can be $1,900* or more.
How long should my sprinkler system last?
A sprinkler system can last for two decades or more if it has been properly installed and maintained. Regular inspections and ensuring any faults are checked out by an irrigation repair company can help your sprinkler system last much longer.
When should I have my sprinkler system checked?
Hiring a professional to inspect your sprinkler system before the start of the summer means it will be in proper working order when it’s most needed. An inspection involves checking the water pressure, ensuring the valves and pipes are free from blockages and making sure the heads are all in good working order.
How should I prepare my sprinkler system for winter?
To prepare your sprinkler system for the winter, you will need to shut off the water supply and thoroughly drain the pipes. Water will need to be removed from the valves and pumps in order to avoid damage caused by freezing. You can call a professional irrigation company to carry out this service for around $150*.

*Cost estimates referenced are sourced from HomeAdvisor, Angie's List and other national home improvement websites.

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