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Frequently asked questions
1. What are the benefits of an automated sprinkler system in Michigan?
A. An automated sprinkler system can help maintain a healthy appearance to your lawn by providing evenly distributed water coverage with minimal water waste. An automated system relieves you of the hassle of dragging a hose around the property. It also gives the ability to leave town without the worry of having a water deprived lawn and landscape upon your return.
2. How long will it take the MI irrigation or sprinkler system to water?
A. The time frame it takes for the system to run depends on how large the system is. When the systems are properly installed, there will be multiple zones. Zones mean individual sections of the property. Each zone is specifically timed to fit the water needs of the area.
3. How will the sprinkler system affect my water bill?
A. If you are currently watering your lawn with a hose on a regular basis, you will see little change in your water bill. The sprinkler system is installed to properly water based on the needs of the property. If you do a ton of over watering, just to stay green, you can anticipate a decrease in water usage.
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4. How can I save money on water and still keep my yard looking great?
A. There are many ways to save money on water usage. First of all, rain sensing devices are always a good idea. They will detect rainfall that will suspend the operation of your sprinkler system until the device dries out. E.T. Management controllers are also helping people save money by factoring many variables in to the program of the controller. These controllers take historical weather data along with current air temperature, rainfall and sun exposure. They build an internal data base to formulate precise watering duration for each zone programmed. Reports show at least a 20% decrease in water usage.
5. What is a controller?
A. A controller is the brains of the automated sprinkler system. They are often referred to as timers because they time how long each zone waters. The Controller is programmed by the user. This is the process of programming how long you want each zone to water, how many days a week you want the system to run, and what time you want the program to start. The controller electronically turns on and turns off individual electric zone valves. These valves open and close the water supply to each individual zone/area of the property.
6. Do all the zones run at the same time? And why not?
A. The purpose of setting each zone is to water them individually. Zone 1 may require 15 minutes of water while zone 2 may require 10 minutes of water. The controller will turn them on and off independently of each other. It works this way to prevent one zone from over watering and another from under watering.
7. What type of Sprinkler heads do you use?
A. The type of sprinkler head depends on the individual application. Generally 4�? mist heads are used in lawn areas that have a smaller square footage. Larger gear driven heads are used in applications of an open area with a much larger square footage. Usually in landscape bed applications, smaller mist heads are used. This allows for a much greater control of watering.
8. Will I be able to make adjustments to the sprinkler heads myself?
A. Of Course you can. Our Michigan irrigation installers/technicians will show you how to manipulate the direction and distance of the heads installed.
9. Does the sprinkler system need to be winterized?
A. YES, winterization is a must. This is the process of flushing all the water out of the valves, pipes, and sprinkler heads. A sprinkler system not properly winterized can freeze, causing numerous and expensive repairs come spring.