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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.

28 Mar 2013


Attention Scheduled Maintenance customers…we will be contacting those customers newly signed up for Summer System Check #1 by phone. Or you may call us at 281-744-6909, to set up your appointment at your convienience.

28 Mar 2013


Have freeze damage on your sprinkler system? Call JB Irrigation now at 281-744-6909. We have technicians standing by that can get the leak repaired and have your sprinkler system back in working order fast. When a hard freeze hits Houston, JB IRRIGATION is your cold weather solution!

If a freeze is on the way, be sure to have us winterize your entire sprinkler system before the cold weather hits. This will help you prevent any costly repairs that occur when your pipes and sprinkler heads freeze up. Order our standard winterization service to properly inspect and insulate your system, or have our technicians perform the complete freeze protection service that includes all of the following:

• Insulate* Exposed Irrigation Main Pipe
• Insulate* Hose Bibs or Water Faucets Outside Home
• Insulate* Home Water Entry Pipe
• System Check w/ 12 point inspection
• Trim grass/sod from around heads
• Adjustments to Sprinkler heads
• Adjust Watering Schedule per customer’s request
• Fit Unit w/regular or optional Industrial Insulation*
• Fit Backflow w/optional Green R13 Rated Pouch*
• Fit Backflow Unit with Draining Outlets*
• Drain Backflow Preventer/ take system offline
• Drain Shutoff Valves & Test Cocks
• Open Internals of Backflow Preventer to dry

28 Mar 2013

Protect Your Houston Sprinkler Systems From The Freezing Weather

It has been a cold winter this year and Houston has recently seen multiple freezes that could cause severe damage to your sprinkler system.

If you have already experienced sprinkler damage due to the freeze, call us at 281-744-6909 and we’ll send a trained sprinkler repair professional out to fix your problem and prepare your sprinkler system so that it can handle the next freeze with ease.

Of course, you shouldn’t wait for a freeze to call us. We provide freeze protection services that could save you a lot of money on unnecessary repairs.