When was the last time you had your sprinkler system tuned up? If your answer is “I don’t know,” you may be wasting water and money. Even newly installed sprinkler systems and drip irrigation systems need regular maintenance and tune-ups to keep them performing efficiently. Over time, sprinkler systems that are not properly maintained can develop costly leaks and cause lawn, plant and property damage from over-watering. The California drought is raising water bills and placing additional watering restrictions on home and business owners,  so it is more important than ever before to make sure you are using water efficiently. We will ensure your landscape not only survives, but thrives in the California drought.

Dirty Work Landscape has a House Call fee $175.00 for the first hour and $80 for each additional hour. If we determine that a Tune-up is not the best solution, we may suggest revamping your old non working irrigation system instead.  The initial House call fee still applies for the consultation.

This service is best for customers that would like their newer sprinkler systems to be operating at an optimal performance.  We suggest not booking this service unless you are ready to do the revamp, please request a quote instead.

Schedule your sprinkler tune-up and repairs before those Southern California heat waves!

Our 20-Point Precision Irrigation System Test and Tune-Up Includes:

      • Sprinkler Head Service and Tune-up:
        • Test all sprinkler heads for proper height and spray pattern
        • Adjust all spray heads for optimal coverage
        • Test all stations for sticking or leaking pressure seals on heads
        • Test sprinkler heads for proper location and minimal interference with plant material
        • Adjust sprinkler heads for minimal water waste
        • Clean spray head filters on any plugged heads
        • Clean sand or debris from any plugged sprinkler nozzles
        • Check all rotating heads for proper rotation


      • Control Valves & Piping Checkup:
        • Test irrigation valves and stations for proper operation including opening and closing
        • Inspect system for main supply line leaks
        • Test all stations for leaking piping and control valves
        • Inspect for proper system pressure
        • Check for missing valve box lids and covers
        • Check any low pressure stations for improperly adjusted control valves


      • Main Controls Inspection and Scheduling:
        • Test irrigation controller for proper cycling of irrigation zones
        • Check for controller backup battery
        • Check rain sensor connection at controller
        • Check for any loose wires at controller


      • Recommend an irrigation schedule for the controller (if requested): Write or email a basic schedule for proper watering and to minimize excessive watering run off.  This can be attached to the inside door of the controller.


      • Program irrigation controller (if requested):  Set a basic schedule for proper watering and to minimize excessive watering or run off.


Southern California has several water conservation rebate programs for installing water-smart plants and sprinkler and irrigation systems on your property. We recommend you review and apply for the SoCalWater$mart Rebates to save money on your landscaping projects.

Other Irrigation Services


Complete System Check


Check and Repair Electrical Issues


Replace Irrigation Timer With Smart WIFI Timer (Rebates of up to $80)


Rebuild Irrigation Manifolds


Repair Broken PVC Lines


Repair or Replace Sprinkler Heads


Drip System Repairs


Check and Repair Water Leaks


Main Line Repair



Seasonal Checkups


Subsurface Irrigation


Hose Bib/Spigot Replacement


Sprinkler Head Adjustment


Low Pressure Diagnosis


Set Timer for proper Run Times