Sprinkler Installation is performed by certified field technicians, following the proper guidelines set by your local home owner’s association. Fire Sprinkler Installations are performed in many different phases: Pre Installation Meeting, Installation, Testing, Inspection. Each phase is carefully performed by certified field technicians, followed by a comprehensive post-installation inspection. To ensure a trouble-free Sprinkler Installation, here are some tips to help.
Sprinkler Installation Cost – The national average of Sprinkler Installation Cost can be greatly reduced by choosing a contractor with a national average of less than $500. If you choose a contractor whose cost exceeds the national average, your final installation cost will most likely be more than the average price. Always check your local homeowner’s association for guidelines and/or sprinkler head pricing.
Decide which zone systems will be installed. Many homeowners, when choosing a sprinkler system, only consider the main living area (which may include their backyard or deck) and do not include the patio, garden, deck, or other areas of the home. This often leads to an incorrect sprinkler installation and can create unnecessary service calls. Zoning restrictions may require certain systems to be installed in a specific area of the yard, so it’s important to decide on a sprinkler installation zone before beginning work.
The right zone determines the correct Sprinkler system costs. All zones come with an equal number of gallons required to run per zone. The difference between the amount of water each zone is allowed to use is called sprinkler system costs.
Inground systems use metal piping that extends from the ground vertically about six feet underground. To install these systems, hole-drilling is required. Most new ground landscaping installations are in the ground in less than one month, but larger installations may take longer. To determine the correct installation time, your landscaping professional can help you determine the depth of trench needed, and where the vertical pipes will need to be placed.
Paver strips can also be used on a patio or deck. These strips are installed at the top of the slope. The purpose of this strip is to control the amount of water flowing down through the paper strips. The sprinkler system installation cost for installing power strips will depend on the number of strips, depth of installation and the type of paver installed.
Another way to calculate your sprinkler system installation cost is to know your average watering requirements. A smart system will allow you to water your lawn without running the risk of over-watering. For example, if you know you only need your yard watered once a week, then your system will automatically water your lawn the same amount every week. However, most smart systems allow you to set up a minimum and maximum watering schedule so you don’t run the risk of too much or too little water.
An important component that many homeowners aren’t aware of is the connection between valves and zones. Your valves control the water levels while the zones manage the distribution of that water. When installing your valves and zones, it is important that the connections between them are strong and long-lasting. Your professional installer should provide you with as much help as possible with this process. He or she will be able to determine which valves and zones are best suited for your home and yard based on where the water comes into your property as well as the pressure requirements.
A backflow preventer is the last major component of your sprinkler system. Without it, you would not be able to drink from your underground water lines. Backflow preventers prevent any leaking underground water pipes by stopping any water before they reach the actual sprinkler heads. In order for your valves and zones to function correctly, you must have a backflow preventer system. Installing a backflow preventer is often a requirement when working with older piping, but newer systems may be available without this requirement.
In order to calculate your monthly water bill, you must also consider the installation cost of your new valves and zones. You can get an approximation of this cost by multiplying the cost per square foot by the number of sprinkler heads you are installing. For instance, if you have four sprinkler heads you will need to multiply 4 times the number of heads by twenty-four to come up with a rough estimate of how much it will cost per square foot to run your sprinkler system. Be sure that the estimate you get below your actual cost because you want to make sure you have enough money left over after the project to pay for any overruns that may occur.
Once you have determined what it will cost you to run your system, you can then add up the different components and determine what each component is going to cost you. If you are using a manual timer, the components may not make much of a difference in the overall estimate, but having a digital timer can be a big advantage. Digital timers are easier to read, have a more extensive programming library, and usually have a better display than a manual timer.