Leaks in your sprinkler system can be hard to isolate. They can manifest in subtle ways. For example, a dry spot in one part of the lawn might be due to a leak under what seems like normal, healthy grass. Or leaks can be dramatic, shooting water into the air every time your sprinkler comes on. We can deal with any leak, large or small.
It’s nice to have trees for shade on hot summer days, but tree roots will permeate the soil for a long distance around the tree. The roots can constrict or break your sprinkler lines, causing leaks or preventing water from getting to some heads.
Your system may have been installed with nozzles that are not suited to your yard. They may not provide adequate coverage, or they might put out more water than your lawn can absorb, leading to leakage and waste. Others may just be problematic, getting worn and clogged too quickly. You might have one broken nozzle but decide to replace them all to avoid future problems. We can replace and upgrade your sprinkler nozzles.
Old controllers have limited functionality. You might have a limited number of programs you can put in – or no programmability at all. We can upgrade your controller to allow for more programs, more functions, and smarter functions. With the latest technology, your sprinkler can connect to your smartphone, allowing you to turn on the sprinkler system remotely, monitor water use, and take advantage of other functions.
Valve and Manifold Replacement
The manifold is where the water gets diverted to the different zones of your sprinkler system, and it’s controlled with multiple valves. When zones won’t turn on, or won’t turn off, you might need to replace an individual valve or perhaps the manifold. Manifold and valve leaks are often highly visible – they can flood around the manifold box.
Backflow Preventer Maintenance and Replacement
Backflow preventers keep water from coming back out of your system into your house pipes. They are vital, but they can be problematic, especially since they are often designed to break strategically to prevent indoor pipes from freezing. Finding the precise replacement backflow valve can be difficult.
Zone and Head Additions and Retrofits
A common shortcut for making systems cheaper is not installing enough sprinkler heads for coverage. The original system might not have enough zones to give you good control over your watering patterns. Or perhaps you’ve changed your landscaping and need to update your system to reflect new land use.
Sprinkler Pump Diagnostics
Water pumps give you an independent water supply, but it also makes maintenance of the system critical. When your pump isn’t delivering water, it needs urgent attention. We have experience with a wide range of pump systems, from the most recent to some very vintage models.
Outside Tap Replacement
Outside taps are a vulnerable part of the home water system, and if they’re not cared for, they can be damaged. Other times, they can simply wear out and need to be replaced, which can require significant plumbing repairs inside the home and out.
Drip System Repairs
Drip systems are an efficient approach to watering flower and vegetable gardens, as well as shrubs and bushes. However, you have to set them up carefully to ensure the proper pressure flows through the lines. If your drip system isn’t working, we can track down the problem and get it repaired.