Q: If I am having an irrigation system installed on an existing lawn, is there a better time of year to have it installed and what can I expect my lawn to look like afterwards? Will it damage my existing lawn and what is the recovery time?
A: We install irrigation systems successfully year round, depending on the weather conditions. There will be minimal disruption to your existing lawn and landscaping. Within 2 weeks of the installation date, there will be little or no sign that your lawn and landscaping was touched. In fact, following installation your lawn and landscaping will now be watered on a regular schedule and will be healthier than ever before.
Q: If I have an existing system, will Pro H2O, Inc. maintain it?
A: We will absolutely take care of your system. We look forward to establishing a lasting customer relationship. A number of our existing customers had systems installed by another company, but elected to use our company for services.
Q: How long does it take to install an irrigation system?
A: A residential installation typically takes 1 to 3 days, depending on the lot size and how many zones are needed
Q: How do I determine how often and for how long the sprinkler system should be turned on? How do I program the controller? Will someone show me how it works?
A: Depending on the weather, your irrigation system should provide approximately 1/2"-1" of water per week. The hotter months (usually July and August) require longer and more frequent watering patterns. The technicians at Pro H2O, llc. will program the controller if requested by the customer. Our technicians are also able to show you how to program your controller at the time of your service call. Please mention this request when you are scheduling the service call to allow appropriate time for explanation.
Q: Do I need a Rain-Sensor?
A: These components can save you up to 20% of your irrigation water bills. A Rain-Sensor is also convenient in automatically controlling your watering decisions when necessary (i.e. when you're away from home on business or vacation, rain, etc.).
Q: What is backflow and why is it so important to prevent?
A: Backflow is defined as the undesirable reversal of flow in a potable water distribution system as a result of a pressure differential or siphon condition that exists between two piping systems. Backflow is a problem where there is a desire to keep fluids from one piping system from re-entering another piping system as in the case of a cross-connection. In other words, water that goes out a sprinkler head should never be allowed to be drawn back into the potable water system by siphon, pressure loss, or any other means.
The backflow prevention device is used to keep water that passes through it and into the irrigation system from coming back into the water supply. Since water in an irrigation system can be contaminated by chemicals, animal droppings, and other yard debris, it is considered non-potable. Very strict standards have been set and proper backflow prevention is required on all irrigation systems hooked to a public water supply. The type of backflow prevention device varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.