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Irrigation Activation in Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Sprinkler Repair & Installation is a business division of licensed technicians operated by Excel Landscape. We are your reliable source for irrigation system repairs, maintenance, upgrades, and installations.

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Sprinkler Start-Up in Sacramento

Lawn irrigation is essential to the health and beauty of your property. Provide a landscape with the right amount of water at the appropriate frequency and it will fulfill its potential. Alternatively, if you neglect your greenery and assume rainfall is all that is necessary for a proper hydration, it is only a matter of time until the vegetation suffers in terms of health and aesthetics.

The spring season is particularly important for irrigation companies in Sacramento, as this is the perfect time to restart systems or conduct sprinkler installations. Whether you need to activate an irrigation unit or assemble one for your property, our staff is here to help.

Rely on licensed professionals to reactivate your irrigation device and you will rest easy knowing the equipment will prove functional and efficient throughout the spring season and beyond.





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Common DIY Activation Mistakes

Ask anyone who has attempted a DIY system reactivation about the experience and you will find it is much more difficult than originally anticipated. All too often, homeowners reactivate their irrigation unit too quickly, assuming the arrival of spring means it is time to immediately inundate the grass with water. It is best to wait until the ground is completely thawed before restarting the equipment.

Plenty of property owners have attempted to reactivate their irrigation device only to find that components burst soon after the system starts operating. The sad truth is that the vast majority of those who work outside of the landscape industry do not understand the nuanced approach necessary to open the irrigation valves adequately. If these valves are opened incorrectly, internal components will likely burst.

Furthermore, there is a good chance that the cold winter temperatures caused damage to the irrigation system. If there is anything wrong with your equipment, those problems should be tended right away. If you delay a sprinkler repair, the device will be incapable of providing the necessary hydration to the landscape.

How to Turn On an Irrigation System

Instead of attempting to activate the system by yourself, lean on our licensed irrigation professionals to avoid costly mistakes. We have sprinkler start-ups down to a science.

01. Open water supply – Our team of technicians start by inspecting the backflow preventer for any signs of wear and tear, damage, etc. If there is no significant structural deterioration, we open the main water supply of the sprinkler system.

02. Activate system – The next step is to activate and configure the controller for the upcoming growing season. We sweat all the subtleties ranging from adjusting the sensors to replacing the backup batteries.

03. Adjust sprinklers – Our technicians are also here to adjust the sprinkler heads and water pressure on your behalf. We take the extra step of closely inspecting the unit to identify leaks. All you have to do is turn the equipment on when it is time to water the landscape during the spring.

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Seasonal Sprinkler Maintenance

Our work is not complete after the irrigation device is reactivated. Ongoing maintenance is necessary throughout the entirety of the year. Once the mid-point of the season rolls around, our crew will perform a comprehensive system check. This analysis involves a full system audit, a backflow test, and a sprinkler tune-up to ensure optimal functionality.

We also tend to the equipment prior to the arrival of winter. The winterization is necessary to ensure your irrigation unit is well-protected against the cold temperatures. We make sure all the water is drained from the pipes, valves, and sprinkler heads to prevent any leftover moisture from freezing and bursting components. After that, the water supply of the irrigation device will be shut off. Then, the controller or timer of automatic systems will be deactivated. Lastly, the backflow preventer and other parts will be insulated.

The overarching aim of our sprinkler winterization efforts is to safeguard the essential mechanical components of the system so they prove functional once springtime rolls around a couple of months later.

Residential & Commercial

Being a preferred local company with more than 20 years of experience means that we have an intricate understanding of all the types of irrigation systems. There is no project too small or big for us, we have you covered. From simple sprinkler tune-ups to major system overhauls. Our technicians service both residential and commercial properties in the Sacramento area.


Fix damaged parts to preserve the efficiency of the irrigation system and health of the landscape vegetation.


Every irrigation system requires periodical maintenance to operate adequately throughout the entire year.


Automate manual labor and reduce water bills by adding modern components to an irrigation system.


Nowadays, there are two mainstream irrigation systems that most property owners chose to install.

Call Our Licensed Technicians

Most inexperienced individuals, that lack the proper knowledge or training, end up making common mistakes that deteriorate the overall functionality of an irrigation system. We operate a team of licensed technicians with the necessary years of experience to guarantee quality irrigation solutions.

Our staff is not only professional but also friendly, polite, and ecstatic to answer any questions you may have about an irrigation system. Call us now to experience our incomparable customer service. Due to our convenient location within Sacramento, you can expect a rapid response and affordable prices.