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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.

28 Mar 2013

Happy Holidays From JB Irrigation and Services

JB Irrigation and Services want to wish you and your family a happy holiday season.

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with your loved ones, without having to worry about things like your irrigation system. The winter brings unexpected freezes that can cause serious damage to your sprinkler system at any moment, so why not let our experience sprinkler technicians perform a winterization service on your irrigation system before your family visits for the holiday.

Peace of mind knowing that your irrigation system is safe will make the season more enjoyable for everyone.

Contact us at 281.744.6909, or send us an email and we’ll schedule a winterization service today.

28 Mar 2013

How much time do I run my sprinklers to water my lawn effectively?

Chances are your professional contractor programmed the controller when they were finished installing the system. They probably also gave you a schedule (or schedules) you could enter into the controller during different seasons of the year. If not, you should contact an irrigation professional in your area who can give you guidance as to the number of minutes each zone should water, and on how many days of the week.

Each climate has different requirements; each plant material will have varying needs, as well. In addition, be sure to account for the fact that different types of sprinklers apply water at varying rates. Please click on the link for more information on how to determine correct watering times: www.wateright.org

28 Mar 2013

Lawn Sprinkler System Service Agreement

All of our new customers should have recieved our “LAWN SPRINKLER SYSTEM SERVICE AGREEMENT” in the mail (mailed on 7-29-11). This is our state-of-the-art program to help you keep your sprinkler system maintained.

This year our customers who sign up for a service on our “LAWN SPRINKLER SYSTEM SERVICE AGREEMENT” will recieve a S.W.E.E.P. evaluation at no additional charge. S.W.E.E.P. stands for System Watering Effectively and Economically Program. The S.W.E.E.P. program is designed to help our customers conserve water and save money by reducing the amount of water their sprinkler system uses; while still maintaining a lush lawn and beautiful landscaping.

Please call us if you have any questions or did not recieve your service agreement in the mail.