Back-flow prevention devices prevent the flowing back of water from your irrigation system into the building or city water supply. This can pollute or contaminate the water in that system creating a health hazard.
Saskatoon requires that all testable back-flow prevention devices be tested annually to ensure proper operation and a report be sent to the city.
At Chris Irrigation Inc. we have certified technicians that can officially test all irrigation back-flow prevention devices to ensure they are working properly and send the necessary reports to both the city and the client.
The Fall Blowout and Winterization offered through Chris Irrigation includes turning off the water at the irrigation system water source, setting your controller to a rest position, using a large commercial air compressor to purge water from the irrigation lines, valves and sprinkler heads, as well as draining any outdoor back-flow devices.
It is important to have this process done early enough in the year because it only takes a few degrees of cold weather to shatter your system.
Also, be aware that small, personal air compressors do not have the volume of air needed to properly blow out your system. So while blowing out your own system may seem like a good idea at the time, valves can still be left with some water in them, breaking one of the more expensive parts of your irrigation system. For peace of mind and warranty assurance, call the professionals at Chris Irrigation!
Our custom Spring Start-up includes re-charging your system water, programming your controller, checking for leaks and damage, checking and adjusting each and every one of your sprinkler heads and zones, checking your automatic rain sensor, as well as making preliminary adjustments to your system based on plant growth or changes in your landscaping.
With your system fully inspected and running, you can be sure that your yard will be fully covered while minimizing any water wasted by hitting sidewalks and driveways. From this assessment, our technicians can also recommend to you any suggested sprinkler conversions and upgrades so you can begin saving money and water as soon as possible.
Our experienced residential and commercial service technicians here at Chris Irrigation can service and repair all types and brands of irrigation systems, whether installed by us or another contractor. We can also update your system if you have made changes to your property or landscaping. From leaking valves to adding new zones to installing a new timer, our experienced team can address almost any issues concerning both residential and commercial irrigation systems.
Look to us for help in these areas:
- Mid-Season checks and adjustments
- Component repair or replacement
- System efficiency inspections
- System reconfigurations and additions to ensure proper coverage
- Large renovations to existing systems
- Fixing damaged or malfunctioning pipe, valves or sprinkler heads
- Relocating sprinkler heads
- Upgrading components (such as controllers, sprinkler heads and weather sensors) to today’s water efficient technologies to save both water and money
When a text book can’t answer your questions and lesser-experienced companies have packed up and left, our team will utilize our arsenal of specialized troubleshooting equipment along with our wealth of practical experience to fix even the most perplexing issues.
Our irrigation technicians are skilled, knowledgeable and able to assist you in choosing the right option for your unique system as well as professionally and expertly installing the sensors in a way in which you will barely notice that it is there.
We can automate any previously existing manual system to provide exactly the amount of water needed by your landscape, exactly when it’s needed. With this done, you will never again have to worry about wasting water if you forget to turn off the manual valve or if it rains, and you won’t risk damaging your landscape if you forget a watering day or are out of town.
In order to achieve this, we have invested in the latest, cutting-edge installation equipment that ensures the installation process goes efficiently and with as little landscape disruption as possible.
One of these pieces of specialized equipment that our installation team utilizes is a track-based vibratory plow. Because this vibratory plow pulls the irrigation line underneath the sod, there is less mess, less damage to your grass, and fewer deep trenches to fill. The end result is that your yard will be back to normal in no time, your irrigation system up and running, and your yard will start to look amazing!
Installs and Estimates: mid-June till the end of August
For locations where installing or repairing your irrigation system would be cost-prohibitive or simply unfeasible, our Horizontal Boring services for the Saskatoon area can now make those specialized tasks a reality!
This service is currently available during the months of July, August, and early September, for a maximum underground distance of 40 feet. Please inquire for further details.