Your System Needs Help Waking Up
Most likely it's been inactive through the winter and should be inspected prior to starting up this spring. You can do it yourself, but, depending on whether this is your home or a commercial property, (the latter more complex), it is worth taking this annual step with a landscape professional who understands what to look for.
The Examination Basics
We will flush your system
First - we remove spray nozzles and/or end caps from drip lines
Next we turn the system on till a clear steam of water flows from each head or drip line. Then we check nozzles, filters (depending on whether it is sprinkler or drip system), then reassemble the system.
What we look for:
- Broken sprinkler heads
- Leaning sprinkler heads
- Overspray (hitting pavement etc)
- Rotors not rotating
- Misting around spray heads (means pressure is too high)
- Uneven coverage
- Spray patterns blocked by plant material
- Clogged nozzles or drip emitters
- Leaking drip lines, separated drip lines and missing emitters
- Opportunities to incorporate the latest irrigation technology which will save save water and improve the health of your plants.
- The entire examination is documented
- We provide a detailed report and recommendations for system repairs or upgrades.
About our Technicians
They are all certified and have been trained by the late Corey Crossgrove, who we considered to be the best irrigation technician in the bay area. Our irrigation division is headed by another stand-out talent, Paul Thunstrom.
Whatver your questions about irrigation, water management or troubleshooting, he will have an answer.
Paul is Landscape Industry Certified, has a Landscape Architecture degree from UC Berkeley, most recently completed coursework in LEED for landscape architecture at UC Berkeley and has over 24 years in landscape and irrigation design.
Call us with any questions about your irrigation system: