Throughout most of the year, your irrigation system will operate fine with minimal maintenance. However, during both fall and spring, special services are needed to shut down and start up your irrigation system.
We provide trained and certified technicians, who are experts at handling sprinkler systems, to come to your property. At A+ Lawn & Landscape, we service businesses and homes with sprinkler systems in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, and other communities of central Iowa.
During winterization (or fall shutdown), we need to prepare your sprinkler system for the colder season ahead. Our winterization services are performed during October and November and are critical for keeping your irrigation system safe throughout the cold months of the year.
Professional technicians should always do winterization because if it is performed incorrectly it can result in damage to your irrigation system.
During winterization, we perform a number of steps that will ensure your commercial or residential sprinkler system is ready for the winter ahead. Some of the steps we take to ensure your system is properly shutdown include:
Going through winterizing/fall shutdown on an annual basis is important for your system to continue working properly in the seasons to come. By not winterizing your sprinkler system:
During April, May, or June we prepare your sprinkler system for the season ahead! If you had us come out to winterize your irrigation system, chances are your system will be ready to go come spring. At A+ Lawn & Landscape, we send out our technicians to inspect your system and make sure no damage was sustained during the winter.
During the tasks involved with spring startup, we test your system and put everything in place for it to begin working properly for the year. This includes:
As part of our spring startup service, our technicians perform a mandatory backflow test, as required by the state of Iowa.
Backflow testing is the key to protecting the clean water supply and is required on an annual basis. We have trained and licensed technicians able to perform backflow testing.
At A+ Lawn & Landscape, we inspect and test the backflow prevention device and slowly pressurize the system to avoid any pipe damage that could happen from water surges. We also visually inspect backflow connections and reseal any leaks related to any loose fittings.
If your backflow cover is in need of replacement or your backflow test is not passed, our technicians can make the necessary changes, repairs, or replacements to make sure you meet all state requirements.
We are able to complete all the paperwork necessary after the backflow testing is completed. Once your backflow test has been done, we will mail and fax your test results to the city for your convenience.
At A+ Lawn & Landscape, we help you maintain your irrigation system annually so that it lasts for years to come. Without proper maintenance, winterizing, and startup processes, your sprinkler system can easily fail or need unnecessary repairs.
For services on your irrigation system today, call us at (515) 289-2020. We proudly serve the communities of central Iowa, including Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny.