Spring Turn – On
When should I anticipate to have my irrigation system to be turned-on?
Weather permitting, we perform system turn-ons mid April through early to mid June.
What should I expect at the turn-on appointment?
- Carefully pressurize all irrigation connections and underground lines.
- Perform a visual inspection and service review of backflow components.
- Systematically confirm operations of all zones using the irrigation controller to ensure electrical connectivity of field wiring and splices.
- Perform a series of flow and pressure tests while actuating each zone in order to determine if any leaks exist.
- Complete a through 4-Point Head Inspection of each irrigation head.
- All zones of drip irrigation or low flow irrigation shall be checked closely for leaks and even distribution of water, free from interruption.
- The controller shall be correctly programmed, taking into consideration, the individual requirements of the plant material being watered, sunny versus shady areas, soil conditions, predicted weather, and local watering restrictions.
- The rain sensor shall be tested for proper operation and adjusted as required. Wireless sensors shall be checked for uninterrupted radio communication between the transmitter and the receiver.
- If the system employs a dedicated pump, it shall be assembled, lubricated and primed in accordance with the manufactures’ recommendations. ** Additional charges may apply to dedicated pump systems & additional points of connection(s).**
- Any back-up batteries in place shall be removed and replaced with new batteries.
- All sediment filters shall be removed, inspected and cleaned or replaced as required.
What is 4-Point Head Inspection?
- Visual examination of the wiper seal to verify a leak free engagement
- The turret shall be checked for proper, even, uninterrupted rotation.
- The internal arc adjustments and stops shall be tested and modified as required.
- The nozzle shall be checked for proper stream break up, accurate range adjustment and cleanliness.
What is not included?
- Any material required to complete any repairs on the irrigation system not covered by manufactures’ warranty.
- Cost related to service labor required beyond the scope identified within the turn-on, mid-season, or monthly check descriptions.