Sprinkler Repair 2018-07-06T01:16:23+00:00

Sprinkler Repair in Walnut Creek

Part of what it takes to have a landscape you can be proud of is ensuring that your trees, plants, and grass are all well-watered. Timberland Tree Care offers dependable sprinkler repair and maintenance for your current in-ground system, or we can install a brand new one for you. We work with you to determine your individual watering needs, your landscape, and the types of plants and trees within it. We can install a drip system for your shrubs or garden bed, and high-efficiency sprinkler heads to water the rest of your lawn efficiently.

If you’re looking for fast & dependable sprinkler repair in Walnut Creek, give us a call today. Set up your introductory inspection with our sprinkler specialists and get expert advice on how to keep your yard green and healthy all year long.

Pop up sprinkler head

Our Irrigation Services

Calling a tree care company for lawn sprinkler repair might sound a little funny, but after just one meeting you’ll see that you made the right choice. Our team offers a full suite of sprinkler system repair, maintenance, and installation services:

  • Irrigation contractor in Walnut Creek adjusts a sprinkler valve during a zone additionSprinkler head repair and replacement
  • Nozzle and valve repair and replacement
  • Pipe leak detection and replacement
  • Water efficiency and convenience upgrades
  • Smart sprinkler controller installation
  • Rezoning
  • Calibration and programming
  • Weather sensor repair and installation
  • Automatic sprinkler system design and installation
  • And more

Please note that we only service irrigation sprinkler systems. We do not repair, maintain, or install fire sprinklers.

Drip Irrigation Installation

Drip lines are perfect for low-lying shrubs and garden beds that require an ample supply of water to the roots in order to thrive. A drip line eliminates wasteful water runoff that you’d otherwise get with traditional sprinklers. Instead, water is delivered (or dripped) right at the roots, where your plants need it most. This means less water evaporating in the summer heat, and no water scorching the leaves of your plants. For an efficient, water-saving system, consider allowing us to install a drip line for your home today. Your drip line will pay for itself in no time.

Smart Sprinkler Controller Installation

Smart sprinkler controllers let you monitor, control, and adjust your sprinklers using your smartphone, from the comfort of your couch. We install smart Wi-Fi sprinkler equipment from leading brands like Rachio to give you unprecedented control and insight into your yard’s irrigation. They even sync to weather services to turn off when it’s going to rain, without the need of a standalone rain sensor. How smart is that?

Rachio Wi-Fi sprinkler controller being controlled by an iPhone

Why DIY Sprinkler Repair is a Bad Idea

It can be tempting to DIY sprinkler repair, but be careful. Your sprinkler system is designed to move a lot of water, which means a hairline crack, a faulty valve, or insufficient drainage can quickly flood your lawn and cause long-lasting damage. Likewise, choosing a new sprinkler head with a higher rate of flow could be all it takes to reduce your throw distance and cause coverage issues.

Walnut Creek’s water efficient landscaping regulations are another issue. You’re welcome to go through the guide yourself, and you’ll quickly find several regulations that require some smart sprinkler system planning:

  • Planting areas and irrigation valve circuits must be grouped by hydrozone
  • Overhead spray sprinklers cannot be located on the same valve circuit as low volume irrigation devices, including drip systems and bubblers.
  • Sprinklers can’t be used within 24 inches of a sidewalk, patio, or driveway unless it drains back into the planting area
  • Irrigation valve circuits located on slopes greater than 10% must be equipped with check valves or anti-drain valves that will retain water in the lateral lines after the irrigation system has turned off

Of course, this is just the beginning. If you want to avoid hefty fines while preventing excessive water use, be sure to call a specialist who is familiar with Walnut Creek’s irrigation regulations.

These are just a few of the reasons that you should avoid DIY sprinkler repair. The good news is that our sprinkler specialists are just as affordable as they are capable, so there’s nothing to lose.

FAQs About Our Sprinkler Repair Services

How Much Does Sprinkler Repair Cost?

Your sprinkler repair job will vary by the size, scope, and equipment involved. Call today for a quick estimate.

Why Won’t My Sprinkler Head Pop Up?

Pop-up sprinkler heads can get stuck due to debris, low water pressure, mechanical damage, and a variety of other factors. In most cases, it makes more sense to replace a sprinkler head than to repair the existing one.

What’s The Best Time of Day to Water My Lawn?

Grass begins its growth cycle soon after dawn, around the same time as evaporation. Therefore, watering just before dawn is usually best.

Why Should I Pay for Sprinkler Maintenance?

By mid to early spring, most people in Walnut Creek begin to run their sprinkler systems regularly. By then, people also begin to recognize malfunctions in their sprinkler systems and scramble to find a sprinkler repair company. With such a high, seasonal demand, it can be hard to book an appointment in a reasonable amount of time.

With that in mind, we strongly suggest that all of our clients sign up for a sprinkler maintenance check-up before the season starts. That way, we can find and address any issues before you need to depend on your sprinkler system. Since it’s not imperative to get your sprinkler system working at 100% again within just a day or two, repair costs can be lower as well.

Can a Smart Sprinkler Controller Save Money?

Absolutely. A high-quality smart sprinkler controller like the Rachio Gen 3.0 can start saving you money almost immediately. It eliminates the need for a separate environmental sensor by syncing with local weather services while offering all of the same benefits. Being able to monitor and control watering cycles from your phone also lets you override your sprinkler system from anywhere, including the couch.

Typically, a smart sprinkler controller pays for itself in a season or two, and should last for upwards of 5 years.

Call Today for Fast & Affordable Sprinkler Repair in Walnut Creek!

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