Category Archives: Checking bore and reticulation for summer

Ready for Summer

It is a good idea to check your water bore and reticulation during winter and get them serviced to be ready for summer in Perth. Call us on 9246 0111.

We are stocked up and ready to help you get your garden ready for summer in Perth. We are always ready to help you with your bore and reticulation needs on 9246 0111.

Now is the time to get your garden reticulation serviced and ready before the Summer rush. We can install a Perth water bore in your garden to help your garden flourish during the heat of a Perth summer.

From September 1st Perth each year gardeners are able to turn on their sprinklers as the winter sprinkler bans will be finished.

If your home is on mains water you can use your sprinklers two days a week. However if you have a Perth modern submersible water bore you can use your sprinklers three days a week if needed.

So run before spring run through your sprinklers and make sure they are all working. We fix, repair and service bores and retic systems, broken pipes, faulty solenoid valves, blocked sprinklers and retic coverage issues. Our electricians fix and replace retic controllers and bore pumps.

If your Perth water bore or reticulation system needs servicing or repair give the team a call on 9246 0111 or go to our website HERE .

Perth reticulation controller needs replacing?

Holman reticulation controller
Holman reticulation controller

Whether your retic timer is faulty or simply old and you are not able to program your required Perth watering days, we can help.

We replace reticulation timers in all Perth suburbs. We will fix your retic controller whether connected to mains water or a bore. If it is a plug-in style we send out our service man. If it needs hard-wiring to the mains power our electrician will attend.

Some retic controllers, like the Holman model pictured, look like they may be hard wired but this one actually had a plug pack transformer plugged into a power point in the roof.

We have compatible models to replace all brands of retic controllers including Holman, Rain Bird, Rainmaster, Hunter, Toro, Orbit, Richdel and Irritrol Rain Dial. We typically carry 6 and 9 station models in our mobile stock but we can get any size if required.

You can reach us on 9246 0111.

New water bore Ballajura

Water bore problem Ballajura
Stuffed water bore Ballajura

It was a busy day in Ballajura today. We got called to a couple of bore electrical problems which we sorted quite quickly. We couldn’t immediately help the last call though.

The gentleman had a submersible bore that was of dubious construction. Not only was the borehole itself drawing sand, something which incidentally does not happen if the correct screens and gravel packing is used, but also the submersible pump was stuck irretrievably down the bore hole. The submersible pump had been installed down the bore without a stainless steel draw wire. The owner had erected a tripod and attempted to retrieve the pump by hauling up the poly pipe on a block and tackle. Unfortunately the poly pipe had snapped some metres down the bore hole and the poly pipe and submersible pump were now completely stuck.

Next week we will be drilling a new water bore for him. We’ll be sure to do everything to best practice standards to avoid problems like this in the future. We suspect this original bore had been a DIY or at best done by a backyard operator. Make sure if you are having a bore drilled in Ballajura or surrounds you use a licensed driller and preferably one who is a member of the ADIA.

If you would like a quote on a new water bore or need repairs to your existing bore in Ballajura give Virgin Bores a call on 92460111 or visit www.virginbores.com.au

Why is my old Perth bore running out of water?

Some Perth bore owners are telling us their very old water bores are running out of water or that it runs for a minute or two then it runs out.  We can help on 9246 0111.

This can be a a problem with the reticulation system or with the pump.

Slotted PVC bore casing
Slotted PVC bore casing

 

Commonly it is an issue with the yield of the bore itself and the pump is pumping water out faster than it is flowing in to the bore casing.

Many people think the bore is not deep enough. At times the water table does drop & it is a depth related issue. More often the stainless steel bore screen or slotted PVC bore casing has become blocked. Sometimes the ground around the bore has reduced the water it will “allow” to flow through it.

We would try air-developing, a process where large volumes of compressed air are pumped down the bore. We can also chemically clean and restore the bore with a combination of special cleaning compounds, surfactants and clay dispersants.

If your old Perth water bore is running out of water call us on 9246 0111 and we will talk through the problem or book a service online

Water bore faulty Perth

The sprinkler bans in Perth end at the end of August. We encourage you to only start using your Perth sprinklers when the garden needs it.

Perth bore owners have been out testing their water bores for the first time this spring. Some are faulty!

Electrical fault water bore
Bore electrical specialist working on submersible bore

We are hearing similar stories like  “I’m starting my bore and the circuit breaker is tripping or fuse is blowing, what should I do?”. We would send our specialist bore electrician Dave who has been doing this for years and is expert and experienced with water bores. He has special equipment to test the circuits & windings of the motor. We can do this without winching the pump up.

We remind our customers that if it is a fused bore pump motor it may be covered under household insurance. Also if the fault is storm related even damage from lightning induction that then this too may be subject to an insurance claim.

Submersible water bore from surface
Top of submersible water bore

To have the matter attended to first by specialist bore repairers who can correctly diagnose the fault and possible cause call the team on 9246 0111 or book an online service and read more about faulty water bores HERE

Unorthodox bore electrical work

We won’t tell you where in Perth our service man came across this unorthodox bore and reticulation interface but it was north of the river.

The reticulation controller was an indoor model mounted outside. It “talked” to the 24 volt relay that turned on the old well style centrifugal pump. We were called because the old bore had stopped pumping water.

In this case ultimately the best solution was to replace the old well with a new style submersible style bore in the northern suburbs home. This was done by our Perth bore drilling arm Virgin Bores. Check out our website www.virginbores.com.au.

If you would like a quote for a new submersible water bore in any Perth suburb call one of our friendly team on 9246 0111

Unorthodox bore & reticulation interface
Unorthodox bore & reticulation interface

Getting my bore and reticulation ready for Perth’s summer

With some warm weather our phones (246 0111) are getting busier.

We are still in Perth winter total sprinkler bans but from the first of September you will be able to water 2 days a week on mains scheme water and three days a week if you have a modern submersible water bore.

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And remember to only run your sprinklers on your rostered watering day. From September 1 only turn your sprinklers on when needed. For more information here is a link to Water Corporation website

If your bore or reticulation needs repair in all Perth suburbs call us on 9246 011 or book a bore service on line HERE  or book a retic service on line HERE

Our mobile service teams repair and service water bores, reticulation and irrigation systems in any Perth suburb.