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Repairing Houston Sprinkler Water Leaks

An irrigation system that has a leak 1/32” in diameter (about the thickness of a dime) wastes 6,300 gallons of water per month or 75,000 gallons per year*. In a typical subdivision of 48 homes, that’s over 3.6 million gallons of water…from just one leak!

Here are some tips to avoid leaks and wasted water:

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    Weld-On offers high quality, reliable cements and primers for every application
  • Make sure your crew is properly trained in solvent welding techniques:
    Weld-On offers FREE ASTM D2855 / ASME B31.3 training.
    Contact your Weld-On rep to sign up today!
  • If you do have leaks:
    Contact JB Irrigation’s support service at 281-760-3882
    Consider using an easy repair product like Weld-On 810™, 811™ or 845™

Why risk leaks and call backs when you can have confidence in the only manufacturer who has focused exclusively on solvent cements for over 60 years?

29 Jul 2014

The Anatomy of a Water-Smart Irrigation System

A water-smart irrigation system in a landscape functions much like the systems in a human body. That’s a useful analogy you can share to educate your clients about the value of smart irrigation. Let’s compare the following water-smart products to different organs, functions, and systems in our physical selves.

Start with a smart controller, the brains of the operation

Think of the smart controller as the brain, overseeing all operations necessary for the system to function. By collecting data from sensors, or current weather data in your area, the smart controller will automatically adjust watering schedules to match the weather and the changing of the seasons. Explore smart controller options for your irrigation system, in particular WaterSense labeled smart controllers.

Sensors as the eyes and ears of an irrigation system

Sensors are like the eyes and ears, delivering information to the brain. Rain sensors detect rainfall to avoid overwatering. Sensors shut off an irrigation system during rain events, when the ground is already moist, or even when freezing temps arrive. Adding a rain sensor or temperature sensor will bring additional water savings, and the specific needs of your site will determine which sensors are best. Inquire about sensor options with a JB Irrigation representative today!

A circulatory system with sprinklers and nozzles

Just as high blood pressure can be bad for your body, so can excessive water pressure be unhealthy for an irrigation system. Maintain healthy circulation with water-smart heads and nozzles. These products create larger water drops or streams, which are more resistant to wind and will soak into the soil more easily. Water-efficient sprinklers and nozzles can reduce water use by 30 percent compared to traditional spray nozzles. Contact JB Irrigation for water smart heads and nozzles for your irrigation system.

27 Jun 2014

Ready for Smart Irrigation Month?

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It has now been a decade since JB Irrigation has been promoting the efficient use of irrigation through the “Smart Irrigation Month” campaign. The purpose of smart irrigation month is to “…increase awareness of the value of water use… and grow demand for water-saving products, practices and services”. Glass Repair Jonesboro AR

JB Irrigation & Services supports this initiative and continues to introduce products and solutions that use water more efficiently. JB Irrigation has a full line of WaterSmart® products that offer solutions to save water while still providing for a vibrant and sustainable landscape.

17 Jun 2013

Making Sense of Water-Saving Nozzles

When talking to customers about nozzles, the first thing I do is to help them understand precipitation rates by talking about rainfall.
Would you consider two inches of rain to be sufficient to irrigate your yard?
Most customers understand that two inches of rain is a lot, but many will run their spray sprinklers for an hour, unaware that with a water application rate of 1.8 inches per hour or more for most fan-spray sprinklers, they are putting down a rainstorm!
After a two-inch rainstorm, how long would you wait to irrigate again?
Many would wait a week or more after a rainstorm, but they will automatically run their sprinklers three or more times each week, effectively raining on their landscape every other day! It’s no wonder that urban gutters run like streams in the middle of a dry summer.

How do we choose nozzles right for you?

There are many types of nozzles on the market today. In this case we would look for brands that use lower flows than traditional spray nozzles and provide more uniform coverage. Nozzles that use fewer gallons per minute can also help reduce the pressure loss on overextended systems.
Lower flows also mean lower precipitation rates, which means milder ‘rainstorms’, allowing the soil to soak up the water more effectively and reducing runoff into sidewalks and gutters. And when the nozzles are truly matched in precipitation rates, the coverage for the landscape becomes more uniform, reducing brown or saturated spots in the lawn and improving the health of the landscape.
Efficient nozzles are a great way to reduce water waste, promote healthier landscapes. AND feel good about running your sprinklers!
28 Mar 2013

Preparing Your Yard For The Harsh Fall/Winter Months

Halloween is right around the corner and before we know it we’ll be deep into the winter season.

The Houston areas has had several hard freezes over the last few winters, so it’s very important to plan for a sprinkler winterization service before that happens again.

JB Irrigation provides a thorough sprinkler maintenance and winterization service that will inspect every component of your irrigation system and ensure that it is ready to survive the off season without falling victim to sprinkler freeze damage or other expensive problems.

The following video presented by Rain Bird explains some of the other steps needed to prepare your yard and sprinkler system for the winter.

28 Mar 2013

JB Irrigation Expands Operations Into Montgomery, Conroe Texas Areas

Due to the high demand for quality sprinkler system repair in the Montgomery, Conroe , Magnolia and surrounding areas of Texas, JB Irrigation’s service technicians are now focusing on provide excellent service to this area.

If you live in these areas and would like a trained service technician to come by your home to repair or adjust your sprinkler system, call our special Montgomery Texas area hotline – 936-463-8744.

Use Our Montgomery Texas Hotline Number For Faster Service – 936-463-8744

By using this hotline number you will get exceptionally fast service to your home in the Montgomery and Lake Conroe areas. Feel free to contact us by email if you prefer. You message will go directly to our Montgomery Texas service team.

28 Mar 2013

Reasons to Insulate your Pipes this Winter

According to State Farm Insurance, about a quarter-million American homes suffer the consequences of a burst pipe every year. It’s as if we all are acutely aware of the risks, but we just get distracted by other things or focused on other holiday-time costs and neglect one of the most important elements of our homes. Pipe insulation is an affordable way to keep your pipes warmer, reducing your risk of a costly burst pipe.

Here are the top reasons you should invest in pipe insulation before Winter:

Save money on water heating.

You remind your kids to turn off the faucet when it’s not in use. You wash your laundry on a cold water setting as often as you can. You time yourself in the shower to ensure you’re not throwing money down the drain. Water heating is expensive, we know. Pipe insulation is a great way to combat the expense of hot water heating by keeping your pipes warmer all the time. Just imagine what even a few degrees could mean to your energy bills.

No more waiting for the water to heat up.

Don’t you just hate standing outside your shower on a cold Winter morning waiting for the water to go from frigidly cold to warm and toasty? Or running your kitchen sink for a couple minutes until the hot water kicks in so you can wash your dishes? Not only does pipe insulation save you heating the water; it also saves you the amount of water you use period. Install some pipe insulation, and you’re on your way into the shower much sooner!

Avoid costly repairs from burst pipes.

Depending on the extent of the damage, a burst pipe can cost you as little as a few hundred or as much as several thousand dollars. Remember: pipe bursts can mean more than just pipe replacement. They can mean repairs to your foundation, insulation, paneling and other woodwork, and even flooring. Pipe insulation can be particularly helpful if you spend any time at all away from your home in the Winter.

It’s useful in Summertime, too!

While there is no doubt that your pipes are safe from freezing during our sweltering Houston Summers, pipe insulation can help prevent your cold water pipes from “sweating” in the heat. This condensation that can cover cold water pipes in the Summer can lead to mold growth, another costly and dangerous problem for homeowners.

Need some help getting your pipes insulated before the temperatures start dropping? Give us a call today.