What happens if the wire and/or valve has been completely severed from the system? Often times when there has been a pool installed over a zone or a wall has been installed over a zone, they will sever the irrigation lines and wires. If they do that, it is best to have them leave the wires exposed on both the valve side and the control panel side. If these wires are simply buried after being broken, there may be no way to locate the valve, especially if the valve is completely removed. In this instance, instead of trying to locate the valve, wiring, and pvc pipes for that zone, it is usually just as cost effective to install a new zone.
Many homes that are aging in the Lexington South Carolina Area may at some point experience this type of issue. It is best to prevent this type of occurance where the valve cannot be located. In order to prevent problems:
- Have a sprinkler system repair & Installation contractor come out and map your system
- Mark the spots where your sprinkler valves are as well as your backflow control valve
- If you ever have any construction or landscaping done that affects the sprinkler system, have the contractor flag any spots that would be affected and address those faults immediately.