Studies show 40%-60% of all household water use is landscape based and of that 50% is wasted due to inefficient irrigation. By using an efficient automated irrigation system you can greatly reduce the amount of water you are wasting and keep your landscape healthy and beautiful. Whether you are looking into having a new system installed, having a coverage check done, or in need of a repair we have experienced and certified irrigation professionals that can help you out.
Maintaining your irrigation system is like maintaining your car. If you want it to run right and water efficiently it needs to be serviced a few times a year. Having a professional service your system at least twice a year can greatly improve the efficiency of your system and extend its life by spotting potential problems before they happen. There are 3 times annually when an irrigation system should be checked out, the turn on is probably the most important followed by the turn off followed by the mid summer tune up.
The turn-on includes the testing of your backflow assembly to ensure it is operating properly and satisfy the state law that requires your backflow to be tested annually. We also turn on all of the zones of your irrigation system and inspect your sprinklers and other components to ensure everything is operating properly. Up to 6 zones plus any repair parts. You get a backflow test and 30 minutes of irrigation service. This price is valid form March 1-June 30. Then the turn-on will be done on an hourly basis. If you have more than 6 zones the charge will become hourly at $90.00 per hour plus parts.
The $40.00 turn off includes shutting the water off to the system and draining the mainline. If you have a Pressure Vacuum Breaker(PVB) backflow assembly it extremely important to have it winterized properly to guard against freezing as a PVB is installed above ground. We do our best to diagnose leaky shut off valves on these assemblies to help avoid the potential for freeze damage. Each year we do weeks of costly repairs to PVBs that have not been winterized properly.
MID SEASON TUNE-UP
The tune up includes inspection of your property to look for wet or dry areas that can signify coverage problems and turning on each zone to make sure all sprinklers are operating correctly and aimed the right direction. $70.00 up to 6 zones plus parts used. For this you get up to 1 hour of irrigation service. If you have more than 6 zones the charge will become hourly at $90.00 per hour plus parts used.
Having an audit done to your irrigation system is a great way to tell how efficient your system is running. Audits can be as simple as having an irrigation technician turn your system on and make sure all components of the system are working properly and that water is being applied in the proper places. You can also have an Irrigation Association style audit done to your system which involves placing catch cans on the ground in each zone of your system, running the system, collecting the water data from the catch cans and analyzing the data to determine the distribution uniformity of each zone of your system. The distribution uniformity data tells you where your systems strengths and weaknesses are. We have an Irrigation Association Certified Irrigation Auditor on staff that can perform this style of audit for you and explain what changes need to be done to your system to make it run more efficiently. $80/hour (our auditor averages about 3 zones per hour.)