PVB stands for Pressure Vacuum Breaker. It is a type of backflow prevention device used in irrigation and plumbing systems to protect against contamination of potable water by preventing water from flowing back into the supply lines from an external source.
PVBs are typically installed on the main water supply line, and they work by allowing water to flow out of the system while preventing it from flowing back in. They are designed to open and release pressure if the downstream pressure drops, and to close and hold a vacuum if the downstream pressure increases. PVBs are required by local plumbing codes in the Las Vegas area.
PVB repair refers to the maintenance and fixing of any issues with a Pressure Vacuum Breaker (PVB) device. These repairs can be performed by a professional irrigation technician or by a homeowner with the proper tools and knowledge. Common repair tasks include:
- Replacing damaged or worn parts, such as the spring, poppet, or seats
- Adjusting the system's settings, such as the pressure and vacuum settings
- Troubleshooting and resolving problems with the system's performance, such as leaks or improper operation.
- Testing the PVB to ensure it is functioning properly.
It is important to ensure that the PVB is operating correctly to prevent contamination of the potable water supply and protect the health of the public. If the PVB is not working properly, it should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
- Verify all backflow prevention devices are installed and certified by a certified backflow protection specialist.
- If property has irrigation, verify that pressure vacuum breaker is installed a minimum of 12 inches above all downstream piping.
Las Vegas is a desert and it is not uncommon for the temperature to reach over 100 degrees in the summer. The reason why irrigation is necessary in Las Vegas, Nevada is because without water, there would be no life at all.
If you are looking for high-quality and efficient irrigation services then call us for affordable solutions. We offer a complete yard care service for both residential and commercial. We also do design, installation, and repair of sprinkler systems.
A range of factors influence your system’s repair cost, with the system type being one. Sprinklers come in two types: above-ground and in-ground.
The cost of sprinkler repair in Las Vegas will vary depending on the size of the property and the extent of damage. The price for sprinkler repair in Las Vegas can range from $1,000 to $10,000. The cost will depend on the size of the property and the extent of damage.
The complexity of sprinkler systems installations and repairs is high. Given that fact that sprinkle repair systems include many parts, including heads, valves, lines, and pipes, the problems you may face can arise with each of them, and some parts are more expensive and time-consuming to repair.
At Irrigation Solutions Las Vegas, we provide complete sprinkler system installation in Las Vegas. Please feel free to contact us for any sprinkle system installation need, at 702 370 2828.
If you live in the Las Vegas valley and want to know when to Change Your Irrigation Controller, keep reading.
Irrigation Solutions of Las Vegas is here to serve our community, and we want to help serve by providing information on how to keep your sprinkler system in compliance with the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) watering schedule. By following their schedule, you can avoid paying unwanted and unnecessary fees or dealing with violations.
Every zip code is assigned a watering group. To locate your watering schedule, you will need to know the letter of your watering group. This can be identified by going to the SNWA water schedule website and enter your home address and zip code or you can locate it on your monthly statement. If you are not in the Las Vegas area, for example Henderson, North Las Vegas or Boulder City, it will direct you to those respective sites, but for those residents in the city of Las Vegas or county, enter your home address and zip code and click “Submit”. The next page will display the following info:
In Las Vegas, the seasons can blend into each other and it may be difficult to know when to change your sprinkler or irrigation system based on the temperature. Below is a quick list of the start dates to change your controller for the seasons. Also, you can set these dates in your calendar as a reminder to change your controller accordingly.
Every year in Las Vegas the sun is scorching hot during the summer months and the air is dry. So, your outdoor plants will need an extra care and more water.
It's been raining in Las Vegas this summer; more than last year. That is good for your garden, trees and outdoor plants. However, the rain is not enough and you may need to change your irrigation clock for additional watering or use a hose to give your plants additional water every day. Remember to check your watering schedule to see how often you are allowed to water during the summer.
If you notice that your plants and trees, especially young trees, lose their leaf elasticity or seem to be "less happy 🙁", check your irrigation system. You can do it by running a manual test for each irrigation zone to make sure they get enough water. Additionally, you can also give them a quick shower after the sun goes down. To do that, use a garden hose with an adjustable head. Set the head to the shower setting and run water over the plants and young trees. Make them feel like it is raining on them. You will notice, even in the morning, that they start looking better and seem to be reinvigorated.
Temperatures can get very low in Las Vegas during the winter and the exposed pipes and hose spigots, outside faucets, can freeze. It is important to cover them. Once they freeze, they will crack, leak and will have to be replaced.
Pipes should be buried in the ground. However, if you have any exposed irrigation pipes and hose spi, irrigation lines, you should make sure they are covered and protected against freezing. Once they freeze, the water inside expands and makes them crack. When thawed, they will start leaking and will have to be replaced. Insulation options for pipes are available to buy. However, if you cannot get them, cover them with blankets and that will add a layer of protection to prevent the pipes and lines from freezing.
It is more expensive than what it costs to cover and prevent them from freezing.
It is that time of the year again to check your watering clock. Every Fall the Southern Nevada Water Authority tells us to reduce the number of watering days from 6 to 3 per week. Reducing watering days in the Fall helps with the water preservation. "It's a desert out there!" The water resources are limited and we have to use them responsibly.
It should be easy to change the irrigation timer. However, the many options on the dial or the electronic screen can make it confusing. You may have to read the manual every time you need to change the timer settings. And changing the watering clock must be done 4 times a year in Las Vegas.
We can set the irrigation timers for you. Call us.
Heat and watering plants are common subjects during summer days in Las Vegas.
The SNWA restricts the outdoor water irrigation to 6 days a week, 7PM to 11AM during the summer months. The irrigation watering is prohibited on Sundays.
You can set the irrigation clock to water twice a day in the evening, after 7pm, and morning, before 11am. If needed, you can also manually water sprinkle the soil during the day to keep it wet, without wasting water.
Desert landscapes are an excellent option in Las Vegas. Plants and green elements can be added to your desert landscape. There are many plants that thrive in the desert with just little watering every day. You can have the irrigation system installed to provide the right amount of water to each plant without wasting water on rocks.
Hot weather kills beautiful green grass unless it is hydrated properly. The mandatory watering restrictions imposed by the Southern Nevada Water Authority allows sprinkler watering in the summer (May to August) any day of the week, except Sunday, and according to watering group schedule. Additionally, no watering is permitted between 11AM and 7AM during summer. The watering days are posted on water bills or they can be found on the SNWA website. That being said, it is also important not to waste water while running the sprinklers. So, adjusting sprinklers is important, as well as it is important what type of irrigation system is installed in the yard.
Be sure to properly care for your outdoor oasis by developing and maintaining a watering and irrigation system that will protect your yard even during the hot days of summer.
Drip irrigation is an efficient watering system that works by applying water slowly and directly to the plant and soil. Drip irrigation works great on desert landscapes in Las Vegas. The water is directed to each plant, in controllable amounts, without spraying rocks and other landscaping elements that don't need watering.
In order for drip irrigation to be implemented, specific materials are required, including garden hose, drip irrigation tubing, micro bubblers, back-flow valve, tees & wyes, elbows.