Frequently asked questions
How is the cost of a sprinkler system determined?
The size of the flowerbeds
The lot size
The city where the installation takes place
The preference of materials used
How can I tell if I have enough water pressure to have a sprinkler system installed?
Typically, the water pressure at a home ranges from 50 to 65 PSI. If you’re not sure about your own home though, MainLine Irrigation can provide this information once a thorough assessment of your landscape is done. Click here to contact us.
How can I reduce water usage in my sprinkler system?
What should I look for during my system performance check?
The direction of the sprinkler heads
The height of the sprinkler heads
Testing the zoning of system from main controller
Functionality of nozzles
Checking the full coverage of system
Will an automatic sprinkler system help me save money on my monthly water bill?
When thinking on leaky systems, you might start think overall about your monthly water bill. Are you using too much? How can I conserve water?
What’s the difference between spray sprinkler heads and rotor sprinkler heads?
In a spray sprinkler head, there is a higher precipitation rate. This means the water is landing on the lawn and being soaked up is more than the water coming from rotors. Rotors need to be run about 2.5 times longer than spray sprinklers.
Can I install an automatic sprinkler system on my own?
You can install an automatic sprinkler system on your own. As with any home improvement project, you should consider all the aspects of the project before you begin.
What are the components of an automatic sprinkler system?
The three most important components are the controller, valves, and sprinklers. The controller is what you are able to program that tells the values when to open and close. Valves work like an automatic faucet. This allows water to flow to your sprinkler heads watering your yard.
When you install the sprinkler system, will the installation itself affect my yard adversely?
Unfortunately, new sprinkler system installations will leave trench lines in your yard for about two months. Eventually, the turf will fill in these gaps, leaving an irrigated, lush, and happy yard.
Do I really need a sprinkler system if I get a bunch of rain?
Considering how rainfall can fluctuate throughout the year, an irrigation system is a good method for providing necessary watering when the drought times occur. Additionally, the foundation of your home is affected by these fluctuations. An irrigation system provides the necessary moisture your foundation needs throughout the year.
Which sump pump type is better: submersible or column (pedestal)?
This is a common question Both types of pumps are solid investment. In many cases, the motors on pedestal pumps operate with less amp draw. This can make them more economical to run saving you money on your utility bills.