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SPRING START-UP:

APRIL SHOWERS OFFERS MAINTENANCE,REPAIRS, AND MODIFICATIONS TO YOUR IRRIGATION SYSTEM.    OUR SERVICE TRUCKS ARE WELL STOCKED WITH THE NECESSARY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT TO SERVICE YOUR SYSTEM.  OUR OFFICE STAFF WILL RECEIVE YOURS CALLS TO SCHEDULE AND DISPATCH SERVICE APPOINTMENTS IN A TIMELY MANNER.  THIS IS SOMETHING MOST COMPANIES CAN'T MATCH AND YOU WILL SEE A REAL DIFFERENCE IN THE QUALITY OF OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Services



IRRIGATION SERVICE:

SYSTEM MODIFICATIONS:

Our Services Include:
  • Modifications
  • Backflow Testing 

WINTERIZATION:

  • Spring Start Ups 
  • Winterizations

BACKFLOW TESTING:

MOST ALL THE CITIES/COUNTIES IN THE HAMPTON ROADS AREA REQUIRE THAT ALL IRRIGATION SYSTEMS THAT USE CITY OR COUNTY WATER UNDERGO ANNUAL "BACKFLOW TESTING" TO PROTECT THE DRINKING WATER SUPPLY.  YOUR CITY/COUNTY ADMINISTRATION WILL SEND YOU A REMINDER NOTIFICATION, AND YOU USUALLY HAVE 30 DAYS TO HAVE TEST PERFORMED.  APRIL SHOWERS HAS CERTIFIED TECHINICIANS BY THE STATE OF VIRGINIA TO TEST YOUR BACKFLOW PREVENTER AND REPORT TEST RESULTS.

BETWEEN MARCH AND JUNE, WE RECOMMEND OUR SPRING START-UP SERVICE TO GET YOUR SPRINKLER SYSTEM UP AND RUNNING FOR THE SEASON.  WE WILL CHECK ALL THE COMPONENTS TO ENSURE YOUR SYSTEM IS FULLY FUNCTIONAL FOR THE WATERING SEASON. THIS SERVICE INCLUDES:

ALTHOUTH WE TYPICALLY ENJOY MILD WINTERS IN THE HAMPTON ROADS &  THE NORHTERN NECK, WE STILL EXPERIENCE FREEZING TEMPERATURES.  THEREFORE, YOUR IRRIGATION SYSTEM MUST BE SHUT DOWN TO SAFEGUARD AGAINST MAJOR FREEZE DAMAGE.  OUR WINTERIZATION SERVICE INCLUDES:


  • DEPRESSURIZING AND DRAINING THE IRRIGATION WATER SOURCE(S)

  • BLOWING ANY RESIDUAL WATER OUT OF LINES FOR EACH ZONE USING A COMMERICAL AIR COMPRESSOR

  • DEACTIVATING THE CONTROLLER


BECAUSE THE TIMING OF THE ARRIVAL OF FREEZING WEATHER VARIES FROM SEASON TO SEASON ,  WE RECOMMEND WINTERIZATION SOMETIME BETWEEN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER EACH YEAR.

  • TURN WATER ON CHECK FOR LEAKS
  • INSPECTING THE PLUMBING AND CONNECTIONS AT THE WATER SOURCES
  • TURNING ON EACH ACTIVE ZONE TO EVALUATE WHETHER ADJUSTMENTS OR REPAIRS ARE NEEDED
  • MAKING MINOR REPAIRS TO SYSTEM COMPONENTS ( MAJOR REPAIRS AND MODIFICATIONS WILL HAVE TO BE DONE AT A LATER APPOINTMENT)
  • CHECKING THE RAIN SENSOR FOR PROPER OPERATION
  • PROGRAM THE CONTROLLER AND SET THE APPROPRIATE WATERING SCHEDULE



SCHEDULING A SPRING START-UP DEPENDS UPON WEATHER CONDITIONS AND INDIVIDUAL WATERING NEEDS.  WE DO SEND OUT A REMINDER POSTCARD.  SPRING IS OUR BUSIEST SEASON SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE A CERTAIN DATE, ITS BEST TO CONTACT US WITH A COUPLE WEEKS NOTICE SO WE CAN BETTER ACCOMADATE YOUR REQUEST.

IF YOU'VE MADE CHANGES TO YOUR LANDSCAPE , IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE US REVIEW THE DESIGN OF YOUR CURRENT IRRIGATION SYSTEM IN ORDER TO RECOMMEND ENHANCEMENTS THAT WILL MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR LAWN AND PLANTS IN THE MOST EFFICIENT MANNER.  FROM A SIMPLE HEAD CHANGE TO THE ADDITION OF ENTIRE ZONES, OUR TECHNICIANS WILL WORK WITH YOU TO OPTIMIZE TURF AND PLANT COVERAGE.