|With the warm
weather just around the corner it is a wise decision
to schedule your sprinkler system start up early.
Please don't hesitate to call us at (609) 561-3963
or to save time just
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FAQ: Starting Up Your Sprinkler System After Winter
or Long Shutdown
Q: What procedures
should I follow when starting up my system after the winter
months or after a long period of inactivity.
best way to get your system up and running in the spring is
to have your contractor go through their startup procedure.
They will be able to check and make sure all the components
are working properly and help to ensure that your system is
ready to work for the season.
If you decide to attempt to start up the irrigation system
yourself, please refer to this checklist for important steps
Before turning on any water to the
system, make sure all manual drain valves are returned
to the "closed" position.
Open the system main water valve slowly
to allow pipes to fill with water gradually. If these
valves are opened too quickly, sprinkler main lines are
subjected to high surge pressures, uncontrolled flow and
Verify the proper operation of each zone
valve by manually activating it from the controller.
Walk through each station on the
controller, checking for proper operation of the zone.
Check for proper operating pressure (low pressure
indicates a line break or missing sprinkler), proper
rotation and adjustment of sprinkler heads, and adequate
coverage. Check and clean filters on poorly performing
sprinklers. Adjust heads to grade as necessary.
Reprogram the controller for automatic
watering. Replace the controller back-up battery if
Uncover and clean the system rain
sensor, if applicable.
Finish and clean any in-line filters for
drip irrigation zones.
Should you have any questions or concerns
please feel free to contact us at (609) 561-3963
We'll survey your
property, then design an irrigation system that will provide your landscape
with the proper amount of water.
To expedite this process you can fax over your plot plan or
property survey to (609) 567-1232. This will allow us to begin
designing your free estimate.... Please indicate on plan any
structures such as fences, decks pools etc.
Here to see
a short video of a custom install.
fully automatic irrigation systems also take advantage of watering at
off-peak times, assuring your watering will have no impact on your
neighbors or community. This also provides the best results for your
landscape. There is less transpiration (evaporation) due to wind and heat.
Getting more water to the root zone by using less! NO more dragging hoses
and watering all day!
have recently begun to install iron removal systems manufactured by
Hydo Systems Inc. These systems offer the finest quality iron removal products
available on the market today. Visit
Hydo for more information on this innovative technology.
If you take care of your system it should
last 20 years or more. Every system will have a head or a valve go bad due
to age and natural wear and tear. But, these are minor compared to
replacing a whole valve assembly and or copper repairs. Also, a system
that is full of water when it freezes runs a great risk of pipe and
sprinkler head damage. I could go on and on about why you should winterize
your system. Save yourself money and misery, winterize every year! To set
up an appointment
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