Adjusting sprinkler heads can be a tricky (and wet job). Don’t worry, our professional Service Technicians can do it for you.
In June the City of Houston raised their water rates. Other area water providers are following suit. Houston’s rate jumps as much as 30%. We can show you how to save money (and water) with your existing system.
With temperatures trending into the mid- 90’s you will need to be sure your system is up to snuff! Get those repairs completed! Contact us now to have one of our service crews come out and make sure your system is ready to go for the season! Call 281-744-6909
With automatic timers on most underground sprinkler systems, it is easy to forget to turn off those systems during rainstorms or extended periods of rainy weather. In times of cooler temperatures system operation should be scaled back. However, all too often sprinkler systems are running full force while it is raining or running their summer (high output) schedule during the spring, fall and winter.
Water is wasted and many lawns are over-watered. Water District officials say over-watering is the most frequent mistake homeowners make in lawn care. Too much water promotes a shallow root system, which causes grass and plants to become vulnerable to hot/dry weather. The demand for water is ever-increasing.
Residents and business owners are urged by water district operators to install the new “Smart” controllers.
The best way to get your system up and running in the spring is to have JB Irrigation and Services go through your startup procedure. We will be able to check and make sure all the components are working properly and help to ensure that your system is ready to work for the season.
Contact us to schedule an appointment.
If you decide to attempt to start up the irrigation system yourself, please refer to this checklist for important steps to follow.
- Before turning on any water to the system, make sure all manual drain valves are returned to the “closed” position.
- Open the system main water valve slowly to allow pipes to fill with water gradually. If these valves are opened too quickly, sprinkler main lines are subjected to high surge pressures, uncontrolled flow and water hammer.
- Verify the proper operation of each zone valve by manually activating it from the controller.
- Walk through each station on the controller, checking for proper operation of the zone. Check for proper operating pressure (low pressure indicates a line break or missing sprinkler), proper rotation and adjustment of sprinkler heads, and adequate coverage. Check and clean filters on poorly performing sprinklers. Adjust heads to grade as necessary.
- Reprogram the controller for automatic watering. Replace the controller back-up battery if necessary.
- Uncover and clean the system rain sensor, if applicable.
- Finish and clean any in-line filters for drip irrigation zones.