Tips on Repairing Your Sprinkler
Sprinkler systems provide a huge amount of pleasure and satisfaction for both home owners and property managers. This is particularly true when it comes to commercial property management. Whether you have a large commercial real estate development or you have a small town, sprinklers are an incredibly important feature to attract property value and maintain a healthy environment. For these reasons, it is crucial that you hire the right company to install your sprinklers. It can be a costly mistake to hire a company without experience in the field.
The most common cost associated with installing a new home lawn sprinkler system is the price of the materials. Typically, the cost of an average professional sprinkler system setup can range anywhere from two to four thousand dollars. While, buying the materials and performing the installation yourself can usually cost anywhere between one thousand to five thousand dollars, this is still quite a significant saving when compared to the typical professional installation price. If you decide to get the materials yourself, the cost of labor can be anywhere between one hundred fifty to four hundred fifty dollars, on up to one thousand dollars. The bottom line is, the more sprinkler system components you purchase at one time, the cheaper the total system setup will end up being.
While there are many people that believe that doing the installation themselves is a great way to save money, it can actually end up costing you more in the long run. For one thing, diy home lawn sprinkler systems are not as reliable as those that you purchase from a professional company. While you may be able to get away with a lower quality diy home lawn sprinkler system, it won’t take you very long to find out that the water pressure isn’t quite right, and that the motion detectors are either too sensitive or not sensitive enough to trigger the spray no matter what the weather is like outside. You may also have difficulty finding replacement parts for your irrigation system if you go this route. You can almost always buy new sprinkler parts from your local home improvement store.
An alternative to DIY home lawn sprinkler systems is to hire a professional contractor to install it for you. With a professional contractor, you can be guaranteed that all the parts are new and that the installation is done properly. A reputable company will always test the new parts with a local certified laborer to ensure that they are working properly. Testing will help prevent failure of parts in the future, especially if the installation is near the home where the components will eventually fail. If you do decide to try and install your lawn sprinkler system on your own, you should invest in high quality pvc pipes for maximum long-lasting performance.
When you replace your home sprinkler system with a new one from a professional installer, you may be tempted to skip the installation and just start using the new PVC pipes straight out of the box. This may seem like a good idea until you realize that you have replaced the original, broken pipes with ones that have been tested for reliability and performance. This is because the new sprinkler heads are so much more complex than the older, less efficient heads that came with your system. The new PVC pipe comes with leak-proof seals, but it is still a good idea to follow the manufacturer’s instructions in the event of an accident or leak. Otherwise, you will end up having to fix the pipe on your own and possibly have some permanent damage to your lawn. If you have installed the new PVC pipes yourself, then you will also be able to keep your lawn grass green and beautiful for many years to come.
Installing the new PVC pipe isn’t difficult, but there are some steps you must take to ensure proper installation and functionality of the system. First, you must install the water pump and connections by putting the end of the piping through the hole where the air release valve is located. Next, you must attach the control box to the PVC pipe with the help of nuts and bolts. The control box should be put in place on the outside of the sprinkler heads so that the spray pattern will be restricted.
After installing all the necessary parts, you must test your irrigation system by reconnecting all of the pipes that were disconnected in the last step. Now that everything is connected, turn off the water supply valve to test if your sprinkler heads are working correctly. If the valve is not opening the water up when you press it down, then the supply valve is probably defective. Now you can run the test over again to make sure that everything is running correctly. If your hosepipe and connection pipes are still leaking, then this might be a sign of a larger problem with your entire sprinkler head or the irrigation system itself.
Your problem can be repaired without the hassle of having to replace the entire sprinkler head, but it will cost you more time and effort to repair it. Therefore, it is much better to have it checked by a professional. A certified and licensed plumber should be able to tell you if your irrigation system needs a new line to be added, if there is a leak in the main water line, if you need a new sprinkler head, or if you need to have the entire irrigation system replaced.