We begin activating systems in the spring. We typically begin turning systems on in late March, weather permitting, and continue into June. At spring activation, we will turn on the water to the system, reinstall the backflow device (if needed) and check every head and zone for proper operation. We check the system for leaks and other problems as well as program the controller to anticipate environmental conditions. Also, we will make you aware of any problem areas or repairs that need to be addressed due to changes in landscaping, ground settling, plant growing or component failure. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction.
We begin winterizing our systems in early October. We use a large air compressor to purge all of the water out of the sprinkler system piping to prevent freezing. Most systems require that the backflow device be removed for the winter. We send compressed air through each zone "blowing" the water out through the sprinkler heads. Once each zone is clear, we shut off the controller and you are ready for winter. We guarantee that every system we winterize to be safe from freezing damage. It is very important to shut the water off to your system as soon as you're finished watering for the year. Early cold snaps can damage the backflow device if located outside. We recommend you wrap a towel or blanket around the backflow if the temperatures dip below freezing. The buried components such as the heads and the piping can withstand a few days of cold weather as the ground protects it.
We are very busy in the spring and fall so call or email us early to get on our schedule.