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Sprinkler FAQs

Although most municipalities require rain sensors, most systems either don’t have one installed or don’t receive the necessary maintenance to ensure the device is working properly. If the sensor is older than five years, consider replacing it. If your system doesn’t have a sensor, get in touch with our team of lawn irrigation professionals.

We’ve found that one of two scenarios is happening when a system runs continually:

• Human error – Many clients get confused by the Start Time functionality and accidentally program multiple start times, which forces the system to continually restart its program.
• Failed valve(s) – A zone valve may be worn out or have debris caught in it, allowing water to continually run through it. We recommend that you flush the valve or replace it if to ensure efficiency and function. It may be beneficial to consider installing a master valve on the system, which only allows it to charge when it’s supposed to run and therefore limits the amount of time that the failed valve can continue to water.

Not only is watering the street or driveway wasteful, but it can lead to asphalt or concrete damage. It’s common that rotor and spray heads can move over time during the freeze/thaw cycle. Simply adjust the head, which may require a key. If the head is damaged or unable to be adjusted, be sure to replace it right away. Conserve Irrigation can easily adjust or replace sprinkler heads for you if necessary.

Your sprinkler heads may need adjustments. They may also be clogged with debris. Fortunately, we have all the tools necessary to ensure your system functions optimally so you can maintain your beautiful lawn.

A soft or wet spot in your yard is often an indicator of a system leak. It may be a lateral (zone) line that’s leaking or damaged. If you’re experiencing leaks when your system isn’t running, it may be due to a leak in the main line. We highly recommend having your professional service provider diagnose and resolve the leak before your landscape is significantly damaged. You can turn the water supply to your system off until Conserve Irrigation arrives on site. A leaking or damaged head may also be the culprit of wet spots in your yard. Our sprinkler repair team can easily resolve any issues with your damaged sprinkler heads.

Not at all. Actually, our sprinkler systems will help you conserve water. We design very efficient irrigation systems that distribute just the right amount of water your landscape needs; no more, no less. Wasting water on landscape maintenance will be a thing of the past as it will never forget to turn off, even senses when there is rain and turns off when it isn’t needed. Check your water bill after about three months of constant use and see the difference it makes!

Yes, it does save you time and no, you don’t have to turn it on. – Our sprinkler systems are automatic and set either by timer, moisture sensors or both. You won’t have to waste your free time waiting on the watering to be done or coming home early because you fear you left it on. Your system handles it all for you even when on vacation! Many of our smart controllers even think for themselves and can anticipate weather conditions as well as outdoor temperature.

No. The reason you have dry spots often when watering manually is you are just “eyeballing” the range and output of your sprinkler. Our sprinkler systems are designed with your lawn’s exact dimensions, vegetation needs and other characteristics factored in. Each head is purposed with an exact coverage area and function. We also have specific equipment designed to facilitate watering of diverse landscaping such as trees, shrubs or garden beds.

Your typical sprinkler system in its most basic form has a controller that functions as the brain of the entire system. Then you have the valves that control and restrict the release of water flow to the underground pipes and then the sprinklers themselves which reside mostly underground and pop up to distribute water according to the needs of your lawn. This is a basic overview but our systems can be further customized with advanced sensors, drip irrigation, and other smart features.

If you are a DIY type of person and are considering installing your own sprinkler system you should first consider the aspects of this complex project before digging up your lawn. Also, you should factor in the cost of installation vs. what you realistically save by doing it yourself. Not to mention when you install on your own, there is no warranty and it can be a complex job. Some services are better left to the professionals when you need to guarantee that it is being done correctly.

This really depends on many different factors such as the size of your landscape area, type of vegetation, how many zones you have, and any special designs or needs. The average system for an average size residential lot runs about $3,500 with an overall range that goes from $3,500 to $5,500 for average size lots depending on added features. The good news is the return on your investment quickly pays for itself.

We offer very basic systems to very advanced systems but the ease of operation is very simple even with the most complex systems. Some of our systems have smart phone apps you can use to control, and others are very basic controls in the controller panel. Either way, the learning curve for operating our systems is very short; you’ll learn it in no time.

Late February is a good time to turn your sprinklers on and check them for possible breaks, clogged sprinklers, and any other issues. Your system will then be ready for Spring start-up in mid-March.

Usually around Thanksgiving, we start getting our seasonal rains. This would be the best time to turn off your system, so as not to overwater your yard. If it is a dry winter, you will need to reduce the watering time and days accordingly. Rule of thumb is, during the winter season, 3 days a weeks is more than plenty.

Drip Irrigation has become extremely popular. This allows you to water shrubs and flowers more efficiently. Drip Emitters put water at the base of the plant to soak into the root base where it is needed, rather than on top of it. Emitters put out a regulated drip that can be changed to meet the needs of various plants. A 2′ shrub needs less water than a 20′ tree.

Accordion ConteRain sensors turn the system off, if it is raining or has been raining, for an extended period. This saves on your water bill and saves your landscaping from drowning. Too much water is just as bad as not enough!nt

A backflow preventer is a device that prevents outdoor water that has been contaminated by landscape fertilizers and pesticide chemicals from syphoning back into your home water supply.

No, but if your controllers are located in the garage, prior arrangements need to be made.

It commonly takes less than a week with good weather and can be done as fast as two days. Using a vibratory puller most lawns come out looking just fine. You also need to remember, the lawns heal fast because now you have a sprinkler system to be watering without you even having to worry about it.

No. In fact, it will conserve water. You’ll never have to worry about run of from over watering or wasting water when you forget to turn off the hose. And, with All American Sprinkler installed moisture sensor, your system will know when it is raining and simply shut itself off when water is not needed.

It will do a much better job because a professionally designed system will deliver exactly the right amount of water to individual lawn and garden areas.

If it rained at your house every three days – the same exact amount each time – you probably wouldn’t need a sprinkler system. But nature doesn’t work that way, and the only way to ensure healthy, lush growth is to make certain your lawn and plants receive a regularly timed, evenly measured amount of water. In the dry season when there is little or no rain, your yard can suffer damage after just a few days without water.

Although every system should be tailored to meet individual needs, a typical system will be comprised of a controller (which functions as the brains of the system), valves (which open and close to release and stop the flow of water to underground pipes) and sprinklers (which actually distribute the water to a given area). It’s best if all components of a system are manufactured by the same company in order to ensure that they are designed to work well together. But unlike Humter and Rain Bird, most companies make only a component or two of the complete system. Hunter and Rain Bird, however, designs and manufactures to all of the major components comprising a complete irrigation system. Humter and Rain Bird also has a nationwide network of distributor to support contractors who install its systems.

It’s always best to work with a professional irrigation contractor, who is knowledgeable about such factors as water source and pressure, soil type, planting materials and weather conditions. He will take all of this into consideration in designing a system specific to the needs of your landscape.

Anyone who truly wants a nice landscape and knows the true value of caring for a beautiful home and property.

Well trained, supervised personnel with the proper equipment.

All American Sprinklers serves:

• Rotors Sprinklers
• Wells Installed Services
• Electrical Valves
• Relocate Irrigation Line Systems
• Weather Pressure System
• Back Flows & Index Valves Plumbing
• Rust Prevention System Kit
• Pumps & Timers
• Monthly Sprinklers System Fl Inspection
• Automatic Sprinkler Systems Valve

All of our work is guaranteed so you can count on fast, professional service with us. We offer Same Day services to your home or business that day or no later than the following day! Our service area includes: Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Miami. We are open 7 days a week from 7 AM to 7 PM.

All American Sprinklers are open 7 days a week from 7 am to 7 pm.

If you’re looking for high-quality, professional irrigations specialist, turn us – the best in town! Our services range from automatic systems, pumps and timers to rust system preventers and everything in between. Contact Us Now! (954) 642-6680

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Yes, We take pride in being chosen as one of the emergency sprinkler repairs near me by almost all family houses and companies. By giving 24/7 service to our customers, not to worry to pay a big amount of water bills. We have workers who always on standby positions to wait for repair within our service area. They are ready whatever kind of problem you may have, also, we have complete equipment and tools to solve your issues.

All of our work is guaranteed so you can count on fast, professional service with us. We offer Same Day services to your home or business that day or no later than the following day! Our service area includes: Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Miami. We are open 7 days a week from 7 AM to 7 PM.

Pulsed irrigation is occasionally used to reduce the quantity of water delivered to the plant at any 1 time, thus reducing runoff or deep percolation. When it is for individual irrigation or a whole season.

A well-planned system makes it possible to eliminate water waste and prevent damage to your plants. Such a watering system is fantastic for groundcovers, shrubs, and trees.

Just like with your auto, after a time, your system will require a tune-up. For those who have existing sprinkler systems, take note that it might have to be modified and repaired. This sprinkler system is dependent highly on system pressure, which is precisely why its pressure has to be carefully maintained. A sprinkler irrigation system that delivers large water drops near the ground is an ideal selection.

Yes All American Sprinklers Offers Wells Installation ,
Groundwater Wells Depending on the place, the well installation Fort Lauderdale may need to dig quite deep to present enough water. The quickest and simplest way to devote a shallow well is to devote a driven well. Both are equally exploitable.

To be certain your well is correctly constructed and maintained, contact All American Sprinkler systems. All disposal wells need approval from the Department of Environmental Management ahead of construction. In some instances, these wells must be of specific dimensions in order to permit exit in the event of an emergency.

Electric valves are controlled by electric actuators, so as to realize valve opening and closing. It can be divided into two parts, the upper part is the electric actuator and the lower part is the valve. While the solenoid valve is composed of the solenoid coil (solenoid), valve core and valve body. When the solenoid coil is energized or power-off, the valve core is driven to move the fluid through the valve body or be cut off.

Solenoid valve control works by dominating the flow of liquids or gases in an exceedingly positive, fully-closed or fully-open mode. they’re usually wont to replace manual valves or for remote. coil valve operate involves either gap or closing an porta in a valve body, that either permits or prevents flow through the valve. A plunger opens or closes the porta by raising or lowering inside a sleeve tube by energising the coil.

A typical system is comprised of a controller (which functions as the brains of the system), valves (which open and close to release and stop the flow of water to underground pipes) and sprinklers (which distribute water to specific areas). The sprinkler system can be customized further with rain shut off devices, soil moisture sensors and drip irrigation zones.

Without getting too technical with run time formulas (T=60 x Eto x Kc / Pr x DU), a good rule of thumb is to give your lawn 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week. Fewer, longer soakings are preferred and will train the grass roots to grow deeper. You can run your lawn irrigation system with a series of catch cans (Tupperware or tuna cans) in order to determine how long your sprinklers should run each week.

An anti-syphon valve is a device that prevents liquid from returning to the line from which it came if a syphon action occurs. An anti-syphon device is frequently required on outdoor irrigation systems to prevent possibly contaminated water from being drawn back into the water supply lines. Many municipalities require that a vacuum breaker be installed correctly and per code in order to reduce contamination.

In an effort to more efficiently distribute fresh water from a municipal well, city managers have established “watering bans” to regulate when large amounts of water are most commonly used. Daytime commercial water use accounts for much of the water used each day. Therefore, citizens are encouraged, or required, to water only during “off peak” times. Additionally, other factors for efficient watering of your lawn are taken into consideration. For example, midday watering is less efficient due to evaporation from solar radiation and higher wind speeds. Therefore, many municipalities only allow watering in the early morning or later evening.

Why not, a sprinkler system will save money, for now you have controlled water, no hose across your lawn wasting water, valuable environment resources and money, now you will get the kind of green lawn you’ve always wanted.

The problem is not electrical but mechanical the diaphragm inside the valve is stuck open because of some object lodged there. It may also that the valve is faulty and has to be replaced.

Heads adjustment will need to be fined tuned, then leaks the next possibility.

Water will percolate and system will lose pressure causing heads to not come up or spray weakly.

Yes whether it is a warm or cold climate it must be winterized to prevent freezing or to prevent wear and tear.

All controllers are made to run zones sequentially, if all zones run simultaneously the system will lose pressure and not work correctly.

Yes one time can be given the zones will start from zone 1 will run in sequence and return to its automated status when zone run time comes to an end.

Proper installation of sprinkler heads will aid in enhancing water coverage, hence giving you greener healthier lawns. Heads must never lean.

Like breakfast the first meal of the day, running the sprinkler system early in the morning is breakfast for your lawn give it a good start for the day. 3:30 am. To 5:30 am.

Yes, depending on the controller it can run any number of times, most run it twice a day morning and evening.

It is depend if the yard is set with sod or already seeded, if it is pulling the pipe is faster, cleaner and more efficient. Trenching works for open rough ground that has not been finally graded.

Yes because the sprinkler system will aid in keeping the sod and plants alive. Otherwise you could run the risk of dead plants and sod from lack of watering.

Yes as long as there is a working battery inside the controller. Always check to be sure the battery is good.

Yes if as a result electricity goes out. The GFI outlet can be tripped this will have to be reset. In some cases if there was an electrical surge it can do great damage to the controller. In most cases the fuse will blow out and spare the controller the damage of burning out.

Yes if as a result electricity goes out. The GFI outlet can be tripped this will have to be reset. In some cases if there was an electrical surge it can do great damage to the controller. In most cases the fuse will blow out and spare the controller the damage of burning out.

Heads buried too deep in the lawn, leaning and not straight heads, if the nozzle inside of the head comes out you will see a heavy flow of water, heads sticking up and getting chopped off by lawn mower, heads that are stuck and not moving (caused by rocks inside of the head).

Yes and in some cases it is very necessary, cost will vary depending on how much modification is needed.

Yes, and if that ever happens it will have to be replaced.

Yes all controllers need to have a battery for programming backup, if there is no battery and electricity goes out the controller will have to be reprogrammed.

Most times a simple resetting of the GFI outlet somewhere in the vicinity will return electricity to the controller.

Yes it can be done with the homeowners consent and any information provided by them on the imminent project.

The backflow preventer simply because it is above ground.

Air is pumped into the system after the main valve for sprinkler system is shut of and valve switches are opened up.

Without a doubt, for now watering is done under controlled watering of a timer. The priority is to be sure that controller is program to run optimally.

Yes it is time to enjoy your yard and leave the work to All American Sprinklers.

Water costs money. Someone who does a good job of irrigation management will have a greener lawn, better landscaping, and a lower water bill than someone who doesn’t. Poor irrigation management also has an environmental impact because water is a limited resource. The more we use, the less water is available for alternate uses. Water is also the primary vehicle that moves fertilizers and pesticides off of landscapes and carries them into our streams and water bodies where they can cause environmental damage.

Leave the water on just long enough to fill the root zone up to field capacity. In order to know this you will have to have a good idea of your sprinkler application rate or drip irrigation system.

You can calculate it for sprinklers, a line-source drip irrigation system, or for an area as a whole. Under sprinklers, you can measure the applied water by putting out straight-walled cans (soup or tuna cans) for a measured amount of time and measure how much water is caught in the can. You can then divide the catch depth (inches) by the time (minutes) to get your application rate in/min. You then multiply this rate by the time to get the application depth.

Water is the primary vehicle for moving fertilizers and pesticides out of the soil where they are needed and useful into groundwater, streams, and water bodies. Drinking fertilizers and pesticides that are pumped out of wells from the groundwater can have negative health effects.

Fertilizers help plants grow. In streams and water bodies, excessive fertilizers and nutrients will promote aquatic vegetation and algae to the point that they choke out other native plant species and consume so much of the water’s oxygen that fish and other aquatic animals are negatively impacted. When too much irrigation water is applied, water will either run off or move down through the soil past the bottom of the root zone where the plants can no longer reach it. When this happens, it can cause erosion and/or move nitrogen and soluble phosphorous with it.

A good lawn sprinkler system is one flexible enough for your watering needs. It will put the right amount of water in each area and it will keep operating year after year with minimal maintenance. Your satisfaction with the system will depend ultimately on:

• The quality of the system components
• The craftsmanship of the installation
We use all components that are of professional grade and engineered, manufactured, and tested to give years of trouble free service. We standby our products for two years and our workmanship for one year.

Lawn sprinkler systems, as most are connected to your city water supply must meet local codes regarding backflow devices. These devices prevent water from being siphoned back into the water supply. The type of device required and the necessary building permits licenses and certifications required by contractors vary for city to city.

Our technicians will do a pressure test and design your system to insure your sprinklers will operate at the optimal pressure effectiveness. Should a larger water meter or pump be required, we will advise you ahead of time about the specific details involving them.

It’s a good idea to check it frequently during the peak watering season to make sure that everything is functioning correctly and water is being applied as needed to the plant material and lawn areas. It is very easy to add a remote device to use as you walk around your property. We do offer this service of inspection during the summer months if you choose. Mid-season service checks to ensure your system is working and performing at its optimum.

Turn on each zone and observe the operation to make sure the spray from each sprinkler is going where it’s needed. Make sure all rotary sprinklers are rotating in their intended arc. Look for any wet or dry spots and see if there is an obvious reason why that is occurring. Also, be aware that sometimes the controller may need to be adjusted if temperatures are extremely hot or cold, or if there was recent precipitation.

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