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The system is "layed out" in the yard with the homeowner. Flags mark the location of the heads to make sure everything is set up the way the home owner wanted.
After the yard is measured and approved, all the pipes are installed. The licensed plumber will install the inside and outside copper valves and back flow preventer in compliance with all the state codes.
As the pipes are pulled underground some of the crew digs holes for the sprinkler heads. The valve boxes that house the valves are also dug at this time.
The heads are installed flush with the grade of the loam below the turf. Heads are backfilled we make sure wherever we dig is cleaned up to the way it was or better.
The valves are usually located in the mulch beds. We make sure we put these boxes in spots that are out of view. The wiring is low voltage and no permit or electrician is needed.
The timer is the brain of the system. Without a good timer the system can't save you money or our natural resources. We usually install the timer in the basement, shed or garage.
The rain sensor is very important. Not all companies think so, that's why you see sprinkler systems on in the rain. We require all the systems we install to have a functioning and accurate wireless rain sensor.
Clean up is what the customer will notice the most. Since most of what we do is underground, some customers only care about how their yard looks when we are done. We make the yard look as good as the system performs. We rake, tamp, sweep and clean up as if it was a separate job we were hired to do.
Once the system is charged and checked for leaks, we begin adjustments. We check each head to make sure it is not leaking and that it is adjusted perfectly. The timer is adjusted to the time of season. The season dictates the duration and frequency of the watering.
You will need a lesson on the basics of your new system. The timer has instructions with it, but we will walk you through it the first time and we are only a phone call away for any questions. We then walk through the yard and show you how to adjust the heads and explain the rest of the system's components.