Spring Start Up: Let a Professional do it standard

A professional Spring Start Up of your irrigation system in Atlanta isn’t necessary but a best practice. Just like changing the oil on your car or rotating your tires. And, while many may do this themselves, the non-car-experts, look to professionals to do more complex maintenance on their cars. And, you should look to us, your Atlanta irrigation professional, for your Spring irrigation start up.

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Fall/Winter is the best time to install irrigation standard

Fall & Winter are excellent times of the year to install a new irrigation system and it is our policy to winterize your system when it is installed in the fall. You’ll be ahead of the curve when you install a new outdoor sprinkler system in the fall beating the spring rush! And with the intrusive nature of irrigation, you’re lawn will have plenty of time to recover and you’ll typically see very little evidence of the new irrigation system installation.

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How to winterize your lawn sprinklers? #IrrigationAtlanta standard

A common question for those with yard, garden, or lawn irrigation systems. There are several things that must be done to winterize a sprinkler system. Since most systems don’t use auto-drain valves, we are just going to address those types of systems. If your system does not use auto-drain valves, then an air compressor must be used to blow the water out of the zones. Turn off the main water supply to the sprinkler system, and hook up an air compressor to the system. Pressurize the tank to about 60 psi and then open on of the valves manually. Run that station for 2 to 3 minutes to allow all the water to be removed from the system. Shut that ...

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#IrrigationAtlanta: Here’s why you should winterize…. standard

Ok, ok I know you’re all about sick of my preaching on this subject of #winterizingyourirrigationsystem BUT here’s what happens when you don’t: When water freezes and changes to ice, it expands. This expansion is the real problem. If the depth of the frost reaches the sprinkler system components, the expanding ice may cause cracks in various parts of the sprinkler system. If your #irrigationsystem was properly installed in Georgia at the recommended depth it is less likely that your pipes will experience breaks due to this cold. But ‘less likely’ doesn’t mean it can’t and won’t happen, as the ground gets hard and cold anything can happen with that pressure then expansion with warm up. Remember, your sprinkler heads ...

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Winter: 2018 #IrrigationAtlanta #IrrigationRepairSpecialists standard

The old Farmer’s Almanac’s annual Winter outlook says, singles out the Southeast in particular as an area where it will be cold and rainy. The report calls for “below-normal” temperatures in the region, “with an unseasonable chill reaching as far south as the Gulf Coast, with above-average precipitation.” Below normal temperatures can cause a major impact on your irrigation system. Prolonged, subfreezing temps can cause cracks in your pipes and problems with your valves too. You can prevent the likelihood of a costly repair by winterizing before Winter comes! And you’ll protect your pocketbook, too.

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