As the wet season approaches quickly, dry spells still hit Florida that leave your grass and plants parched. When considering a sprinkler system installation or repair, it’s important that the experts handle it, or else it might affect your plumbing.
If your yard looks a little dry, it might be time to check your sprinkler system. While most of the maintenance and repairs for your sprinkler system will fall to a professional irrigation specialist, there are some things a plumber can do to keep it running smoothly. When in doubt, Certified Plumbing of Brevard are the local experts that can help ensure your irrigation system is running smoothly. We have been serving the community for over 33 years! Call us at 321-676-0812 or request a quote to get started. It is our privilege to help keep your lawn green.
Steps Before Sprinkler System Installation
A sprinkler system installation is undoubtedly one of the best investments you can make in your home or business. Not only does it improve the overall appearance of your property, but it also helps you save time and money in the long run. However, before you can install a sprinkler system, there are several preparation steps that you need to follow to ensure the process runs smoothly.
1. Understand Your Water Supply
You need to know how much water pressure you have and at what time you have the most water flow. It is important to know your water supply rate so that you can determine how many sprinklers can operate at a time without losing water pressure. This will help design your sprinkler system installation to keep in accordance with your water supply and ensure that it functions at an optimal level.
2. Inspect Your Lawn
The water needs of your lawn depend on factors such as turf type, soil type, sun exposure, and elevation. You’ll need to consider these factors when designing your sprinkler system, as every plant and grass has different water needs. Overwatering can harm your lawn, so it is essential to understand the water requirements of your lawn to avoid this. Also, identify your property’s area to be irrigated and measure it. Don’t forget to account for any hills, slopes, or trees that may influence your irrigation plans.
3. Check for Underground Utilities
It is important to check for underground utilities to avoid damage, which could be costly and dangerous. Hire a professional to locate underground utilities such as power lines, water and gas lines, and cable wires. This ensures that your system won’t get damaged during installation. Buried wires and pipes could hinder or impair your project. Before digging, call the local utility services and cable companies to identify underground utilities’ areas you don’t cut through– which can lead to costly repairs. You may get charged if you damage any buried cables.
What Happens If You Cut Through a Gas Line?
Cutting through a gas line can lead to serious risks, including fire. Contact your local natural gas company who can mark the location of your gas lines on your property. This service is usually free of charge and can prevent an accident from happening. If you happen to cut through a gas line during installation, immediately stop all work, evacuate the area, and call your gas company and 911. Do not try to repair the line yourself, as this can lead to a potentially dangerous situation.
Certified Plumbing of Brevard also has capability of gas line repair and replacement. Though, we ask that if you are installing your sprinkler system take the proper precautions to keep everyone safe and use a professional irrigation specialist.
4. Secure the Required Permits
Most cities require permits for sprinkler system installation. You’ll need to check with your local authorities to determine the permits required for your location and the necessary paperwork needed to obtain them. Failing to secure the necessary permits could result in receiving traffic fines or legal troubles, which could delay your installation process.
5. Hire a Professional
Sprinkler system installation is not a DIY project, nor is it for the inexperienced. Hiring professional service for your installation is the best option as it will ensure your system is installed properly and efficiently. A professional can handle the electrical and plumbing connections, as well as any necessary adjustments.
Have an issue? Certified Plumbing of Brevard is here to fix it!
Repairing Broken Pipes
Just like any other pipe system in your home, your sprinkler system can experience leaks and breaks, which can lead to a loss of water pressure and lower efficiency. Certified Plumbing of Brevard can easily repair any broken pipes in your irrigation system and ensure that the water is properly flowing throughout the system. After all, we are the repiping specialists.
Sprinkler Head Replacement
Your sprinkler heads are the most visible part of your irrigation system and can be the most prone to damage or wear and tear. Your sprinkler heads could become clogged or damaged, which can cause uneven watering and even harm your lawn. We can easily replace any faulty or broken sprinkler heads for you, so your sprinkler system can get back to business.
Adjusting Water Pressure
Too much water pressure can cause damage to your sprinkler system and lead to water waste. Certified Plumbing of Brevard can install a pressure regulator valve to your system to ensure that the water pressure remains consistent and safe for your irrigation system. This can also save you money on your water bill.
This is the most important aspect of your sprinkler system and is required by law. Backflow occurs when water flows backward into the main water supply, often from malfunctioning irrigation systems. This can lead to contaminated water and potential health hazards. Certified Plumbing of Brevard specializes in installing backflow prevention devices. We also perform annual testing to ensure that your water supply remains safe and uncontaminated.
Routine maintenance is key to keeping your sprinkler system running smoothly and ensuring its longevity. Certified Plumbing of Brevard performs regular service checks to ensure everything is functioning properly, and prevent any possible issues before they occur. Regular maintenance can also extend your system’s life span and save you money in the long run.
If you run into an emergency, we also offer 24/7 emergency plumbing any time of day or night.
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Take careful steps when installing your sprinkler system. Your best bet is to hire a well-seasoned professional not to risk cutting through any underground lines or affecting your water supplies backflow. When it comes to your sprinkler system, it’s always best to have a professional take a look to ensure that everything is working correctly and safely.
When your system is in working order, but you are in need of any repairs, Certified Plumbing of Brevard is here for you. We handle repairs, replacements, or backflow prevention measures that will give you peace of mind and protect your property. We are honored to be servicing this county for over 33 years. Call us to help keep your lawn green and happy.