Spring Sprinkler Startup
Sprinkler Valve replacements
A perfect opportunity to perform a comprehensive assessment of your sprinkler system is at the beginning of spring. This will enable you to identify any issues before they worsen and end up costing you more money in the long term. If certain parts of your yard don't get watered at all at periods when your irrigation system should be active, or if it goes on and off at random times, you might assume that something is wrong with your irrigation system. If this sounds familiar to you, you should start troubleshooting right away before things spiral out of control as summer swiftly approaches!
Spring Sprinkler Startup - Sprinkler Valve replacements
Your spring sprinkler system will start up quickly with a sprinkler valve replacement. If your old sprinkler valves aren't functioning properly, it's crucial to get new ones. Sprinkler valve repair is one of the many services we provide. The cost of the service depends on where it is provided and how long it takes to complete the job. Because we consistently produce high-quality work at fair costs, our clients continue to work with us.
We are an experienced irrigation company providing high-quality services for our customers across all areas in Central Oregon. If you need help with repairing any type of problem regarding your home or business, then contact us.
Start-Up & Shut Down
Start-Up & Shut Down
- You need to be aware of the correct procedure for starting a sprinkler system in the Spring. The instructions listed below will assist you in turning on your sprinkler systems:
- Turn on the water supply valve and wait for about 15 minutes or until all air has been removed from the pipes.
- Check for leaks at this point by turning on all valves slowly one at a time, listening for any sounds that indicate water leakage from any part of your system (if there is no leakage then go back to step 4).
- Close all valves except those which are needed for delivering water to each area where it's needed (elevation changes should be considered here). Open these individual valves slowly while keeping an eye out for leaks while they're being opened (if there are no leaks then go back to step 5).
Spring turn on
- You're ready to activate the sprinklers, but there are a lot of things that could go wrong at this stage, so here are some important things to check:
- Make sure there are no leaks.
- Verify the irrigation and watering pressure is adequate. This entails individually testing each zone with a spray nozzle or hose directly attached to an irrigation zone valve (not just testing a single valve). Checking for optimum watering duration and frequency is another aspect of it (more about those later). Under normal circumstances, each zone should be able to completely wet the area it covers in less than five minutes; if not, consult your local extension agency or an irrigation specialist for guidance on the appropriate amount of time.
- Check to see if the watering schedule is appropriate (again). In general, you should water your lawn in the early morning or late at night, preferably after dark, to minimize evaporation rates and maximize moisture absorption into the soil under the surface, where it is most necessary. Try to delay watering until after noon on days when the temperature exceeds 85°F (29°C) in order to prevent overheating plant leaves during the peak solar exposure hours of 10am to 2pm (remember that most plant leaves absorb sunlight best when they are cooler). If at all possible, think about installing an automatic timer device, such as this one, on all outdoor faucets and hoses close to lawns. It will automatically shut off after the predetermined amount of time has passed since starting up operation again after being inactive for too long due to vacations or other reasons, etc., without the need for user intervention.
Replacement sprinkler valves
- To replace a sprinkler valve, you will need to remove the old one and install the new one. To do this:
- Remove the old sprinkler valve by removing its cover plate and unscrewing it with a wrench or screwdriver. If there is not a cover plate, then you probably have to unscrew it with a wrench or screwdriver after first removing the cap on top of the valve's stem (a metal tube). Once you have removed all three components of your old sprinkler valve, go ahead and dispose of them according to local recycling regulations.
- Install your new two-handle or single handle sprinkler system by placing it into position so that its screws are facing up toward where they can be screwed back in when finished connecting everything together correctly. Then connect all necessary hoses as required for your specific brand/model of automatic watering timer system; if unsure about what kind to purchase then consult our handy guide here: . Once done making these connections using an adjustable wrench (or pliers if necessary), go ahead and tighten everything down until snug but don't overtighten anything because doing so could damage some components inside!
What to do with old sprinkler valves
- You will also want to keep your old sprinkler valves. You can use these as parts for replacement valves.
When to replace sprinkler valves?
- You can think of your irrigation system's sprinkler valves as the heart of your irrigation system. They're what moves water through your pipes, distributing it to where it needs to be. As with any piece of equipment that has moving parts, these valves will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. How long they last depends on how much water they are used for watering: a small home park might only need to replace its valve every five years; while a large commercial property may need this done every three years or less!
Is your sprinkler valve sticking?
- If you've been using your sprinkler system regularly, the valves can get stuck open or closed. They're made of plastic, and they don't respond well to extended use. Valve replacement is necessary if your valve is stuck shut or open.
- A valve that is stuck shut won't let water pass through, so some areas of the yard can go without watering for several days before someone sees the problem! If this occurs in the summer, when plants require more water than normal due to heat waves (or even merely rainy weather), then neglecting them for an extended period of time could do major harm.
- Similar issues with regard to plant health might arise if a valve sticks open as opposed to closing, causing some areas to receive too much water while others may not get enough.
What causes a sprinkler valve to stick open or closed?
- Sprinkler valve is faulty
- Sprinkler valve is dirty
- Sprinkler valve is old
- Sprinkler valve is broken
- Sprinkler valve is corroded
- Sprinkler Valves
- Irrigation controller
- Irrigation supplies and parts
- Sprinklers and irrigation supplies, commercial irrigation products, drip irrigation, drip system design and installation, Hunter Irrigation Products, Rain Bird Irrigation Products, Irritrol Irrigation Products, Toro Irrigation Products
Miscellaneous Irrigation Products we supply: Sprinkler Valves, Irrigation controller, Irrigation supplies and parts, Sprinklers and irrigation supplies, commercial irrigation products, drip irrigation, drip system design and installation, Hunter Irrigation Products, Rain Bird Irrigation Products, Irritrol Irrigation Products, Toro Irrigation Products
Because they regulate the flow of water from your irrigation system, sprinkler valves are crucial. Make sure you acquire the appropriate type and size when it's time to replace them. Additionally, make sure they are placed correctly to prevent leaks or malfunctions later on when you most need them (such as a drought).