Your sprinkler system does a great job of keeping your lawn and surrounding plants fresh throughout the year. But any exterior system is subject to the stresses of outdoor life including temperature fluctuations, water pressure, tree roots, and burrowing animals. Plus, any in-ground automatic sprinkler systems’ sensitive electronics can fail over time. Valves and hoses, often made of lightweight ABS, poly, or PVC, can crack, crush, or break.
But this is balanced out by how easy and relatively inexpensive it is to repair your sprinkler system. Individual replacement hoses, tees, elbows, and valves can cost just a few dollars. Tubing, buried seven or eight inches down, is easy to retrieve. Sections or parts can be repaired or replaced individually, with no need to pull out the entire system. Follow these tips for repairing your sprinkler to keep it in good working order.
Source: The Spruce