Sprinkler Repair & Drip Irrigation
With a long-term drought in our area, it is more important now than ever to ensure that your sprinkler system is operating efficiently so you can maximize your watering cycle. By making sure that your sprinkler system is in good working order, you will save water and more importantly, money. There are literally hundreds of connections on a sprinkler system that can spring a leak at anytime. In addition, your sprinkler system is operated by electricity supplied by underground wiring, which can deteriorate over time or be damaged in various ways.
Repairs – including leaks, valve repair or replacement, controller issues, wiring problems, broken spray heads, and rain and freeze sensors.
Restorations – updating an old, worn-out system with new sprinkler heads, valves and controller.
Check-ups – a walkthrough of your existing system to ensure that your system is functioning properly and that all spray heads are properly aligned and spraying in the targeted areas. A check-up will determine if there are any repairs that need to be made.
Alterations – adding new zones or capping off zones for new or changed landscaped areas, changing the heights of spray heads or risers, adding additional spray heads for better coverage, etc.
Reroutes – rerouting the existing sprinkler system around swimming pools, mature trees, patio additions, new flowerbeds, altered driveways, new fences, etc.
Conversions – converting portions of an existing sprinkler system to drip irrigation, such as foundation and flowerbed areas.
Consultations – during a service call, discussing needs and goals of our customers and devising a plan to obtain such goals.
Pressure Regulation – analyzing the system to determine if water is entering the system with pressure that is too high. High water pressure can put increased stress on the pipes, connections and spray heads in a system and cause the water being emitted from the spray heads to be misted, thus not water properly.
Water Conservation – information, resources and techniques for saving water and ensuring that your system works for you and the environment. Installation of rain and freeze sensors and/or ET Systems.
Scheduled Maintenance Programs – routine maintenance check-ups to ensure that your system
is functioning properly and resolve issues before they get out of hand.
Backflow Device – testing and repair.
Water Features – design, installation and maintenance of residential water features.
24/7 Emergency Water Shut-off Service
Whether it’s a valve that’s stuck open or a broken pipe in the yard, call us and our fully stocked service vehicle will arrive shortly at your home with all the necessary equipment and materials needed to isolate the water to the sprinkler system while maintaining water to your home. At that time, we will diagnose the problem and if necessary, set up an appointment to return to make the repairs.
Drip irrigation has been used in agriculture for many, many years; however, it is believed that it is very quickly becoming the wave of the future of mainstream irrigation for residential properties in our sprinkler repair service area.
In 2012, many cities in our service area approved ordinances limiting the use of sprinkler systems. Irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems has been restricted to certain days or during certain times or both. Drip irrigation, soaker hoses and hand-watering are allowed typically on a more lenient schedule. In order to conserve water supplies for many years in the future, it is likely that the many cities in our service area will not become completely restriction-free.
One major concern from residents in our service area is the effect that these restrictions will have on their landscaping, specifically flower beds and gardens. Many residents are concerned that they will not be able to maintain or incorporate water-loving plants in their landscape. Since drip irrigation is permitted by many cities on any day at any time, a realistic approach to a solution to this concern is to convert flower bed and garden areas of a sprinkler system to drip irrigation.
We can easily convert flower bed or garden portions of a sprinkler system to drip irrigation by installing new valves and equipment, creating separate watering zones. Creating separate zones for drip irrigation will allow for a more precise and frequent watering schedule.
Converting flower beds and gardens to drip irrigation will have several benefits:
- Water droplets will stay off plant leaves. Droplets of water act like a magnifying glass and can actually burn a plant when the sun’s rays are intense.
- Water will promote root growth. Excess water sprayed on top of the ground typically does not travel deep enough into the root zone to promote root growth.
- Watering is not restricted. Plants will actually receive more water than watering with a sprinkler system on a restricted schedule and watering can typically be scheduled for any time of the day.
- Watering will be more efficient. Rather than watering the entire plant and surrounding soil, water is applied directly to the area of the plant that needs it, the roots.
- Water usage will be reduced. By not wasting water that is over sprayed beyond the flower beds and gardens and by directing the application of water to the root zone, water usage will actually be reduced.