Irrigation System Installation & Maintenance Services

We are experienced in residential and commercial irrigation installations, irrigation repairs and maintenance including yearly sprinkler winterization, spring activation, and backflow testing in North Vancouver & West Vancouver areas. Our irrigation technicians keep up constantly with the newest in irrigation technology and always encourage system upgrades, rain sensors, weather-based controllers, and high-efficiency spray heads to reduce water consumption.

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Irrigation Installation & Maintenance

Theron Horton offers full-service, design, installation and maintenance of water-efficient sprinkler and drip irrigation systems. Irrigation is one of the most important things you can do to protect the investment that you have in your landscape, lawn and planting beds. We can help keep your outdoor space looking amazing while helping you conserve water.

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Automatic Weather-Based “Smart” Systems

Automatic sprinkler and drip based systems are the most popular method of irrigating residential lawns and landscapes. These systems deliver water through underground piping to sprinklers and drip lines that are arranged in various zones throughout the property. Water is released to each zone through valves that are connected to a programmable timer. The timer controls run times, watering schedules, and rain delays.

Our efficient watering systems utilize smart irrigation technology, which can reduce water use by 50% or more. These sophisticated sprinkler systems know not only when to shut off the sprinklers when it rains, but also when to restart for precisely the right amount of time based on recent rainfall amounts, while factoring in everything from soil type, plant type, to the slope of your lawn to the amount of sun exposure different areas receive. The newer WIFI-based timers log into local weather stations to adjust run times as needed based on local weather summaries and forecasts.  WIFI timers also allow you to use and monitor the system using your smart phone, tablet, or computer.

Irrigation Maintenance

Keeping your irrigation system running smooth is important. Timely service and maintenance of your irrigation system will add to its longevity and ensure efficient use of water and lower your bills. Our maintenance plans generally include the following services:

  • Open shut-off valves and slowly fill the mains
  • Check the lines for leaks and damage
  • Check individual zones and adjust heads and emitters for proper operation and coverage
  • Inspect and adjust rain sensor for proper operation
  • Reset the control timer for Spring settings

Summer Inspections (June, July, August)

  • Adjust settings based on the changes in shrub growth or varying weather conditions
  • Inspect system for leaks
  • Check individual zones and adjust heads and emitters for proper operation and coverage
  • Inspect rain sensor for proper operation

Winterization (October, November, December)

  • Close down water sources to the irrigation system
  • Drain valves and plugs will be opened
  • Main lines, valves, lateral lines and heads will be flushed with air to remove standing water
  • Control timers will be adjusted for winter settings

Sprinkler Repairs, Troubleshooting and Upgrades

We can quickly troubleshoot and repair problems with your sprinkler system. Examples of these irrigation repair and upgrade services include the following:

  • Repairing broken pipes, pipe fittings, and broken wires
  • Replacing broken sprinkler heads, control valves, controllers, and failed back-flow prevention devices
  • Locating broken wires, lost sprinkler valves, lost valve boxes, and difficult-to-find leaks
  • Adding new zones and sprinkler heads to existing sprinkler systems
  • Re-designing, adjusting, and upgrading existing sprinkler systems to reduce water use using the latest in Smart irrigation technology and equipment.
  • Converting existing pop-up sprinkler zones to drip irrigation.
  • Replacing outdated timers with new weather-based smart controller.

Call us for more information today: 604-985-0098