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Sprinkler System Upgrade in Vancouver, WA

Shovel & Thumb Sprinklers is a business division of licensed technicians operating within Vancouver, WA. We are your reliable source for irrigation system repairs, maintenance, upgrades, and installations. Call us to schedule an appointment!

Residential & Commercial

As a preferred local company in the Vancouver area, we service both residential and commercial properties. Our licensed technicians can handle a multitude of tasks and offer quality irrigation solutions. We have an intricate understanding of how spray sprinkler systems and drip irrigation units operate.


Restore the damaged parts of an irrigation device.


Protect the PVC pipes, backflow preventer, and sprinklers.


Include modern technology to reduce water bills.


Add spray sprinklers or drip lines to any landscape.

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Irrigation System Upgrade

Efficient irrigation systems guarantee that landscapes receive the care they deserve. Whether it be drip irrigation or traditional spray sprinklers, these intricate mechanical tools really are the driving force behind the healthy greenery of each property. That is why leading manufacturers introduce to the irrigation market more advanced watering systems each year.

Eventually, every irrigation system requires an upgrade. The main reasons for this are the longevity of the equipment or specific landscape modifications. However, upgrading an existing unit can turn into a daunting task due to the various complex parts it requires to function.

If your system needs an upgrade, we highly recommend you seek professional assistance from our technicians. Even active DIY individuals, capable of performing a basic sprinkler repair in Orchards, end up making common errors that damage the capability of their device.

Signs that Indicate it is Time to Upgrade

The lifespan of contemporary irrigation systems could be extended with regular upkeep. Unfortunately, even well-preserved units need to be replaced at some point. In the irrigation industry, systems need to be upgraded approximately every 15 years.

While age is the best indicator, constant disrepairs also signal the necessity to replace an old system. These malfunctions include inconsistent irrigation patterns, pressure imbalances, unresponsive control valves, underground leaks, potable water contamination, etc.

If you own an outdated irrigation device that constantly breaks down, then call us to schedule an on-site appointment. Our technicians will inspect your equipment and determine if the faulty mechanical parts need to be replaced or fixed.

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Modern Irrigation Technology

Over time, all irrigation systems are bound to experience wear and tear. Certain features may also turn useless as more sophisticated irrigation technology enters the market. Hence, it is necessary to upgrade deteriorated or outdated components that limit the operation of the equipment.

Most antiquated irrigation units deliver water in a uniform pattern. This can be unpractical, especially for property owners that wish to control every aspect of their landscape. Maybe certain lawn areas do not need to be irrigated as much as other. Perhaps some plants require a different amount of water to remain healthy. Upgrading components, such as the control panel, will solve these issues.

Switching to a drip irrigation system is also a great option for property owners that have container plants, garden beds, or vegetables. While spray sprinklers water large areas of greenery, drip lines control vegetation growth and minimize water consumption.

Sprinkler System Reroute

Rerouting an irrigation system involves either expanding or constricting its reach by adding more zones or removing existing ones. The type of reroute will vary according to the specific needs of each landscape project. Although, the most common reasons for a reroute include:

Lawn Expansion – New areas of greenery also need to be watered. Otherwise, the plants will quickly dry up and die without the proper irrigation.

Tree Growth – Mature trees add shade to lawn areas that were previously exposed to sunlight. These green areas probably do not need to be watered anymore.

Pool Installation – Chances are great that the irrigation lines will need to be rerouted around the swimming pool before the installation project even begins.

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Call Our Qualified Technicians

Most individuals lack the proper knowledge to adequately install, modify, or repair an irrigation system. As such, they end up making common mistakes that deteriorate the overall functionality of the unit. Do not let that happen to you. Instead, take advantage of our services.

  • Fix damaged parts to restore the efficiency of the system
  • Protect the irrigation device from freezing temperatures
  • Reactivate the equipment once the growing season begins
  • Automate labor and reduce water bills with upgrades
  • Reroute or cap any existing line of the irrigation unit
  • Install a custom spray sprinkler or drip irrigation device
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Let us design, install, and configure an irrigation system for your aspirational landscape.