Mr Sprinkler Repair

Sprinkler Repair

Mr Sprinkler Repair

Sprinkler Repair


Fixing Sprinkler Line in a Residential Front Yard


A properly functioning sprinkler system is crucial for maintaining a lush and healthy lawn. When a sprinkler line breaks, it can lead to water wastage and inefficiency. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to fix a broken sprinkler line in a residential front yard, emphasizing the importance of an immediate repair for water conservation.

Tools and Materials Needed

  • Shovel or trowel
  • PVC pipe cutter or hacksaw
  • Replacement PVC pipe or tubing
  • PVC connectors and fittings (couplings)
  • PVC primer and cement
  • Teflon tape
  • Garden hose

Step-by-Step Repair Instructions

1. Identify the Leak

Start by locating the exact position of the leak. Turn on the sprinkler system and look for signs of water pooling or bubbling up from the ground. Once identified, turn off the water supply to prevent further water wastage.

2. Excavate the Area

Carefully dig around the leaking area using a shovel or trowel. Take care not to cause further damage to the sprinkler line or nearby plants. Clear enough space to comfortably access the broken section of the pipe.

3. Cut Out the Damaged Section

Using a PVC pipe cutter or hacksaw, cut out the damaged section of the sprinkler line. Make two clean cuts on either side of the break, ensuring a straight edge for easy reconnection.

4. Measure and Cut the Replacement Pipe

Measure the length of the removed section and cut a replacement piece of PVC pipe or tubing to match. Ensure the new piece fits snugly between the existing pipes.

5. Prepare the Connectors

Apply PVC primer to the ends of the existing pipe and the inside of the PVC connectors (couplings). Allow the primer to dry as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

6. Assemble the Pipe

Apply PVC cement to the primed areas and quickly insert the replacement pipe into the connectors. Hold firmly in place for a few seconds to ensure a secure bond. Repeat this process for both ends of the replacement pipe.

7. Secure the Connections

Wrap Teflon tape around any threaded fittings to ensure a watertight seal. Reconnect the sprinkler heads or other components as needed.

8. Test the Repair

Turn the water supply back on and test the sprinkler system. Check for any leaks around the newly repaired section. If everything is functioning correctly, proceed to the final step.

9. Backfill the Excavated Area

Carefully backfill the hole, being mindful not to disturb the repaired section. Tamp down the soil gently and replace any displaced grass or plants.

Fixing a broken sprinkler line is a critical task that requires immediate attention to prevent water wastage and maintain an efficient irrigation system. By following these steps, you can ensure a quick and effective repair, contributing to water conservation and keeping your residential front yard looking its best.

If you’re not comfortable undertaking this repair yourself, consider contacting a professional to ensure the job is done correctly. Remember, timely maintenance and repair of your sprinkler system can save water, reduce utility bills, and promote a healthier lawn.


If you have any questions or need any type of sprinkler system repair, the experts at Mr Sprinkler Repair will be glad to help. Give us a call or 855-695-1000 to set an appointment.