Our irrigation start-up service includes charging the sprinkler lines, activating and programming the controller and installing a new backup battery if needed. A manual test-run and inspection of all sprinkler heads will be done to ensure they are in proper working order. This service is generally completed between the end of April and mid-May. Our irrigation start-up includes:
- activating the water supply to the sprinkler system
- programming your irrigation system controller for days of operation and zone run times
- a test run of the irrigation system and walk-through to see that all heads are working properly
- all necessary repairs and adjustments can be done at the time of start-up for an extra cost
Watering your lawn when it’s raining is silly, right? Why spend money on water when Mother Nature is already doing the work for you? A rain sensor will automatically shut off your irrigation system when it rains, which is a great cost-saving tool for your home, and it is environmentally friendly, too! The cost of city water today is steep, and so in just a short time a rain sensor will more than pay for itself. Call our office for availability and pricing for a Hunter-brand wireless rain sensor that can be adapted to most sprinkler controllers. All irrigation systems installed after 2003 are required to have a rain sensor, so if you have one, it is a good idea to make sure it’s working. Let us check it out for you when we start-up your irrigation system and we’ll make sure you are all set for this year’s lawn season!
Fall Blow-out (winterization)
In October, we also offer an irrigation blow-out service that will winterize your irrigation system by clearing any excess water out of your irrigation lines. Blowing out an irrigation system is an important step in preventing water from freezing in the lines. We recommend having irrigation blow-out services completed in the month of October. If you cannot be home during the winterization service, that is not a problem, we can work with you. If you discover that a repair is needed to your irrigation system at the time of the blow-out, we will make a note of the needed repair and add it to our list of things to do for spring. Typically, because winterization is a race against the snow, we recommend waiting until spring for repairs, that way we can ensure that all of our customers have their irrigation lines blown-out before the winter arrives.
If you don’t already have an irrigation system, we would be happy to provide you with a free estimate for installation. Call our office today to set up an appointment: 952-252-3301
During your spring start-up is a great time to have any necessary repairs made to your irrigation system. If you suspect that your irrigation system needs replacement heads, a tune up, or any other repair let us know and we can check it out for you during your spring start-up.