FAQs

We believe you should have the best: We are an irrigation specialist and we believe your yard deserves the best possible watering system. We take pride in our work and pay attention to small details that will ensure years of hassle-free watering in the future.

Our sprinkler systems use less water: We install rain sensors with every system so you're not watering during stormy weather. We design a system based on your soil type so that you do not have excessive water runoff. We use separate zones for different areas of the yard because some areas require more water, other areas require less.

Your yard will have even water coverage: We design our system so that your sprinkler heads are properly spaced ensuring even coverage. Head-to-head sprinkler coverage is our standard practice. We properly calculate water coverage using what is called "match precipitation rate", so that each area is receiving the same amount of water.

Your sprinkler system won't need to be fixed: We use only the finest quality materials, not taking shortcuts with low quality components. Our sprinkler heads, valves, controllers and every component is designed to last. We use only durable schedule 40 pvc pipe for main line and lateral lines. Our water connection point will be brass; threaded schedule 80 will be used between the connection and the backflow preventer.

We offer backflow testing:  A backflow test for a sprinkler system is required once a year by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). We are a certified backflow tester and will handle all of your future backflow testing and filing of paperwork with your water purveyor to make sure your sprinkler system is always up to code.

Your system will not be hard or expensive to maintain: We install a quick coupler valve with every system for easy winterization. We locate valves and wiring connections in areas that are easily accessible should they ever need to be repaired.

We have excellent follow up service: We offer a maintenance service for your system to make sure it is running at optimum performance every spring. We also winterize the system to prevent any "freeze breaks". We will test the backflow assembly annually keeping your system up to code with the DOH. We are fully equipped to make fast and timely repairs during the watering season.

We clean up when we're done: We repair any areas of your yard that were disturbed during an installation. We won't leave dirt or debris on your sidewalks. We feel your yard should look better when we're done.

We offer a 3 year warranty: All components of your sprinkler system will be warranted a full 3 years from the time of installation. Our warranty is at no cost to you and covers both labor and materials should a repair be necessary.

No rain sensor: Most residential systems waste up to 50% water and a big reason is the lack of a rain sensor. A rain sensor will delay watering during and after a rainstorm.

We install a rain sensor with every system we install.

Poor design: Poor layout of an irrigation system can lead to a less than satisfactory watering system. If a system is not properly designed, often times there is water damage to the siding and paint, a lawn that is not uniformly green, poor health of shrubs and trees and a large water bill.

We will design you a system that waters evenly, with minimal water waste. We measure and calculate your property, then design a system that will save you money over the long run because your water bill will be lower and you won't be making unnecessary repairs.

Low–quality materials: Often times shortcuts are made to keep cost down. There are pipe and sprinkler heads on the market that are not designed to last.

We use only the finest quality materials designed to last.

Leaking connections: Too frequently connections aren't properly glued or tightened resulting in leaking either immediately or shortly after installation.

Our crews are trained to properly glue and tighten every fitting, ensuring you don't have any leaks. We also do a thorough leak test before we bury any pipe.

Different style heads on the same zone: Using different style heads on the same zone is all too common, but is disastrous when trying to achieve efficient or even watering.

We never will use different style heads in the same zone, we always use matching heads and nozzles on each zone.

Grass and shrubs being watered on the same zone: Turf areas and planting beds have different water needs and an all too common shortcut is to put them on the same zone. The result will be water waste and possibly unhealthy plants or lawn.

It is our standard practice to install separate zones for turf and planting beds.

Soil type not factored into the design of the system: If you have a clay or rocky soil type and a standard watering rate is used your yard will not "soak up" the water; it will just run off. This is a very common mistake.

We design a system that is specific to your soil type.

Water coverage is not even: If heads are not properly spaced or don't have the correct nozzles water coverage will not be even, resulting in water waste and dead areas in your landscape.

Poor wiring connections: Wiring connections should be neatly tucked to one area of your valve box. If the wiring connection is not designed for the outdoors, it doesn't belong on your sprinkler system.

We use a permanent silicone-filled wiring connection to ensure there is no connection failure.

Plastic fittings for water line tie in: A very common cost cutter is to use a plastic tee to tie into your water line. This puts your drinking water at risk and is not up to code.

We only use brass fittings for tying into your water line.

Glued fittings between water connection and backflow prevention: Once a connection is made to the water line, there shouldn't be any glued fittings before the backflow preventer. If glued fittings are used and they fail, there would be no way to shut off the water.

We use only threaded fittings before the backflow preventer.

No insulation on pipe before the winterization connection: All areas between your water line connection and your winterization valve will still have water in them regardless of who winterizes the system. If no insulation is applied to this short section of pipe, then there is still a risk of freeze damage.

We wrap the pipe in insulation before the blow-out valve to ensure your system doesn't freeze.

Backflow assembly not tested upon installation: Too commonly the contractor doesn't have the backflow assembly tested, leaving you with a system that is not up to code and could be turned off by the water department.

We backflow test every installation and the test is included in the cost of installation.

No warranty or short warranty: Most companies will make claims about their system, but went it comes to repairing a problem 2 years later, they won't be responsive.

We offer a 3 year warranty on our system and will give you the warranty in writing before the job begins.

No follow up service: Most companies want to install your system and then never hear from you again. It is commonly hard to get a hold of someone to make a warranty repair or answer a question that has arisen.

We will be around to service your system. We always respond promptly even after the installation.

The Backflow Prevention Assembly (a.k.a. Double Check Valve Assembly) is a device that is installed on up to code irrigation systems to connect the irrigation water to the property‘s main potable (drinking) water supply. The Backflow Prevention Assembly prevents irrigation water from siphoning into the property‘s drinking water, as well as the water distribution system. Backflow Testing is required by Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to be done once a calendar year by a Certified Tester. It is up the the water purveyor in each area to enforce the testing of each Backflow Prevention Assembly.

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