SPRINKLER MAINTENANCE 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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SACRAMENTO SPRINKLER MAINTENANCE

Every spring, thousands of individuals activate their automatic sprinkler systems. The typical homeowner presumes that the irrigation system will always function flawlessly as designed. Thus, they do little else to ensure if the system is working properly.

But like any other piece of equipment, some sprinkler service is necessary. You need a solid maintenance plan for your sprinkler system during the warm weather months to keep it operating at its optimum level. Protect your investment and landscape with regular sprinkler tune-ups to ensure your sprinkler system operates efficiently.

Enlisting the services of a professional to perform maintenance for your irrigation system will offer you convenience and peace of mind. Ideally, a system assessment and backflow test should be performed once every year.

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LACK OF MAINTENANCE ISSUES

Failure to perform regular maintenance could result in myriads of minor issues and could potentially damage your system permanently. A poorly maintained sprinkler system will waste water and be a detriment to the upkeep of your lawn.

The initial signs of a poorly maintained system are damaged, clogged, or misaligned heads that lead to inadequate water pressure. Hence, the spray patterns will not be uniform and can create swampy, overwatered spots, and areas where water will be applied unevenly or inadequately. Much of the water will never reach the intended zones and would be lost to runoff or evaporation.

In the long run, failing to maintain and tune-up your irrigation system regularly can result in leaking valves, broken pipes, unresponsive controllers, and much more. These major issues might result in wastage of natural resources and high water bills.

IRRIGATION SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

Maintaining your sprinkler system means checking essential mechanical components to quickly identify problems so they can be addressed before they turn into costly repairs. Carrying out basic upkeep does not negate the need to call a professional.

The maintenance process of the sprinkler system begins with an audit that should be conducted annually. The objective of this audit is to correct inefficiencies and maximize the general effectiveness of the system. Once the problems are located, maintenance is scheduled to:

  • Straighten sprinkler heads
  • Clean nozzles and filters
  • Seal external or underground leaks
  • Adjust the valves and backflow preventer
  • Update controller settings, times, and dates
  • Replace backup battery if needed
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IRRIGATION SYSTEM WINTERIZATION

We recommended that you winterize the system in mid-November. This will save you costly repairs during springtime. Freezing temperatures present a major threat to your irrigation system. The pipes and other components are at risk of freezing and breaking when temperatures drop below 35 degrees Fahrenheit in Sacramento, CA.

During winter, water that remains in the irrigation system could freeze up and cause the pipes, valves, or sprinklers to crack. Damage caused during winter to an underground system could be a nightmare as it may require a large portion of your yard to be dug out to locate the problem.

Hence, your system needs to have all the water blown out before winter. Most homeowners usually enlist the services of a professional to winterize their system because of the need for special equipment.

SPRINKLER SYSTEM STARTUP

Come springtime, when Mother Nature cannot hold up her end of the bargain, it is time to turn on the sprinkler system.  Before starting the system, it is very important to conduct a visual inspection to check that each head opens properly. During spring, grass has a tendency of growing on top of sprinkler heads, thus preventing them from opening.

After confirming all points are in good condition, it is time to start your sprinkler system. First, you must know where its main shutoff valve is located. Plug in and adjust its control panel accordingly.

Remember that you should turn on the water slowly and let the system pressurize gradually. If the water is turned on too quickly, it could create a huge water hammer, which is a shock wave that can burst fittings or pop off sprinkler heads.

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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.

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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.