Tips & Pointers

List of Considerations

Garvey Rain satisfies all the criteria to schedule a Start-up

I have always felt that having one’s sprinkler system up & running as it should at the start of the growing season is the best investment a homeowner can make for their yard. Personally, I noticed a few adjustments needed in my system towards the end of last year. Now is the time to schedule a Start-up & make those adjustments… & address other issues that may have developed over the winter.

A thorough start-up assures a homeowner that there are no leaks to drive up their water bill. Just as important, a properly programmed controller not only saves water but benefits the quality of your lawn & shrubs.

Technology is improving the performance of irrigation systems every day. There may be a new product that a qualified contractor knows of, which will correct a problem that never seemed to get remedied in the past.

Being on site with close inspection sometimes reveals other problems in your yard; such as, drainage problems or unrelated property damage (fencing, hardscape, etc.).

Why not have your landscape lights looked at during the start-up. We install lighting & more times than not… have the parts with us to do the job.

The spring start-up is a great opportunity to voice any future plans or concerns with the technician… so that you can be proactive in planning such projects. The technician can offer input, make recommendations or provide online resources.

Every municipality has different rules on backflow preventer certifications. However, all require testing. Choose a contractor that is certified to test backflow preventers… & choose a licensed plumber who is the only one who is authorized to repair one. Go a step further & choose a NC licensed irrigation contractor to do the spring start-up.