What to Expect

Ready to get started? Give us a call at Sunrise Irrigation & Sprinklers. We will provide you with a complimentary initial estimate and further insight on what you can expect during the installation process. If you decide to work with us, we will handle your sprinkler installation with expertise and exceptional attention to detail, while making every effort to complete the process in a timely manner.

Upon completion, we will guide you through system operation and maintenance, and leave you with important tips for conserving water while keeping your lawn healthy and looking its best. In the months and years that follow, our team of sprinkler specialists will always be available to answer questions, address concerns, and perform regular upgrades and maintenance service.

Step One

Contact our experienced sprinkler installation technicians

While you may be able to purchase a do-it-yourself sprinkler kit, most quality sprinklers require installation from a trained and experienced professional. Installing an advanced sprinkler system is a complicated process that involves excavation and requires knowledge of local Tampa regulations and permit requirements. Only a seasoned and certified sprinkler technician will be able to get the job done right. Our technicians are all licensed and insured, RainBird trained, and make sure to stay up-to-date with the latest irrigation innovations and industry best practices.

Step Two

Check out local permitting requirements

After hiring a sprinkler installation professional, your technician will check with officials of your locality to determine whether you need to obtain a building permit and research your local municipal watering ordinances. If a permit is required, your technician can take care of obtaining and submitting proper documents for you.

Step Three

Check for underground utilities

Before your technician and his team can install your system, they will have to check your property for underground utilities. In order to do so, they may contact your local utilities company to have them visit your property to identify the location of any buried gas, electrical, or telephone lines.

Step Four

Purchase a quality sprinkler with proper components

Your sprinkler technician will help you choose a highly efficient water sprinkler irrigation system that suits the needs of your unique property. Your technician will evaluate your property’s water pressure, flow rate, meter or well pump size, water service line size, and more to help you purchase the right components.

Step Five

Map out your sprinkler system

After the initial research, your technician will begin mapping out the layout of your sprinkler system. When determining the optimal layout for your system, you must consider elements such as: – Shrubs, trees, and flower beds – Mulched areas – Sidewalks – Fences – Slopes – Sunny and shady areas.

The presence of these elements will help you determine your watering zones. Your technician can design a system that includes multiple watering zones, and is structured so it eliminates dry spots while only watering areas with grass and plant life.

Step Six

Excavation

Once your sprinkler system has been purchased and designed, your technician and his team will begin excavating. Using professional tools, our water sprinkler installation team will dig trenches deep enough to allow sprinklers to retract underground and avoid damage.

Step Seven

Installation

The team will assemble your sprinkler components, including pipes and sprinkler heads, before connecting your sprinkler to the service line. If you live in a municipality that requires backflow prevention, your technicians will set up a backflow prevention mechanism that prevents harmful chemicals from the lawn from entering your water system.

Step Eight

Setting up controls

Your sprinkler technician can set up controlling valves for each of your water zones, along with a timer that controls which zone is watered when. Your technician may also add a rain and moisture and a temperature sensor that can detect current water levels and pause service whenever necessary. Your sprinkler specialist can explain how to use these tools in a way that conserves water while ensuring your lawn stays lush and green.

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