My Sprinkler System Keeps Running When It Is Not Supposed To
When a part of your sprinkler system stays on well after the scheduled shut down time, you know you have a problem.
Sometimes the problem is an error in setting up the watering schedule in the irrigation controller. In other instances, there is a mechanical problem and you will need to manually turn off the water. There are two places to turn off the sprinkler system: the system controller and a shut-off valve at the water source.
Turning Off The System At The Controller
Every irrigation controller has an OFF position. Depending upon the model or manufacturer of the controller, the OFF setting can be called RAIN OFF, RAIN, or simply OFF. In each instance the switch or dial position does the same thing; it shuts off the system electrically.
If you turn the switch or dial on the controller to the OFF position, you have done all you can do at the controller. You can un-plug the unit at the wall, but in most cases, that won't get you any further. (Note: un-plugging the controller could result in the loss of the watering program and require re-programming to reactivate the system.)
If the water is still running after you set the controller to the OFF position, this indicates that there is a mechanical problem with your system that will require you to manually turn the water off at the source.
Turning Off The System At The Water Source
To turn your sprinkler system off at the water source, you will need to locate the MAIN EMERGENCY CUT OFF for the sprinkler system. This will turn off the sprinkler system water without turning off the water to the entire house or building.
Once you have turned the sprinkler system off, call Superior Sprinkler Systems and we will promptly locate the problem and complete your sprinkler repair as soon as possible. We are happy to provide emergency 24 hour same/next day sprinkler service at your convenience. Please contact our office at 972-898-4073.