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Garden Plumber – Everything You Need To Know!

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A garden plumber is needed to install water lines and irrigation systems within people’s gardens. Hiring a plumber is important to ensure that the garden plumbing can be correctly installed. This is to also prevent leaks in the future and ensure the systems can receive water properly. Here at Optimised Plumbing Services, our Emergency Plumber team also acts as garden plumbers to perform any plumbing work in gardens at any time. 

A garden plumber will be needed to perform installations and repairs with garden plumbing. This includes work with water lines and irrigation systems, as well as any water features. Garden plumbers will have plumbing solutions for a range of plumbing problems, know how to carry out plumbing maintenance and install these systems professionally.

What are the Different Types of Irrigation Systems?

Irrigation systems are what carry water to water the garden and are a great way to have the lawn and garden healthy. When an irrigation system is properly installed it will provide enough water to the garden when it needs water. Good irrigation systems will also not waste water and only use the right amount when needed. The main types of irrigation systems garden plumbers often install are:

Irrigation SystemDescriptionBenefits
DripWater slowly drips to where it needs to go via a network of pipes. The pipes connect to the water supply line and will operate by special drippers slowly taking out water.Water will be directly delivered to the roots of the garden plants. There is also little waste involved with this system while it can be run automatically or manually. 
SprinklerA series of pipes allow water to flow through them then spray into the air and in an area. One sprinkler can be attached to a hose or many can be connected to a pipe to water a large area. These are often efficient and reliable as they spray a whole area. Sprinklers can be easily adjusted and can be manually turned on and off or via a timer. 
Centre PivotThese systems are self propelled and will operate through a central pipe having many smaller pipes connected to it. These pipes centre around a pivot point and can be described as a large sprinkler. Steel or aluminium towers are used and the water will be delivered slowly or rapidly.  Water distribution is large and even with this system. Timers can be used and overall the system allows for a larger area to be given water.  
FurrowThis is a simpler irrigation system where small trenches or furrows in between garden beds feed water to them. These systems are often cheaper to install and water will be fed down one end to then be directed to wherever the trenches were dug up.
TerracedFor people who live on sloped land then this type of irrigation is best suited. This is because a series of steps on a slope is used for water to travel from the top to the bottom.People with limited space in sloped land or properties on a slop most benefit from this irrigation system. 

What are the Different Types of Garden Drainage?

The two types of garden drainage include surface and subsurface drainage systems. Surface drainage systems will collect the water on the surface and redirect it away from the garden. Subsurface drainage is installed underneath the surface to catch the water and drain it away. These are important to ensure excess water from the rain does not run the garden and should be installed by a garden plumber. 

To know how garden drainage is installed then we recommend reading our blog that has further information. Subsoil drains are another type of drainage system which we encourage you to read about to see their benefits as well with being installed in the garden. 

How are Garden Water Lines Installed?

For water features or act as a garden hydrant, water lines can be installed to have water easily available at different parts of the garden, the steps of the installation follow:

  1. The trench is marked then dug up to where the pipes will be installed
  2. Measuring the depth of the tench is next, the depth should be enough for the pipes to correctly sit
  3. The pipes are installed and connected to the main water line as well
  4. After the pipes have been installed into the ground the water hydrant, feature or main point will be installed and connected
  5. A test will be done to ensure the place where the water will be used in the garden receives it properly
  6. If the test was successful then the trenches will be filled up and the system is ready to be used

Reliable Sydney Garden Plumbers

Optimised Plumbing Services is here with fully qualified garden plumber workers to perform any work in the garden. With over 20 years of experience working as an emergency plumbing company, our licensed plumbers will install and repair plumbing in gardens. We are here as well as Blocked Drain experts, and any of our services, including garden plumbing, are here for all of Sydney, including South Sydney and Hills District. When needing an urgent garden plumber – Optimised Plumbing Services is here to help!

Would you like to read more about what plumbing work you can do at home? Read our blog today.

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