Commercial properties present unique challenges in terms of watering lawns and appropriate landscapes. Because commercial organizations are the products of finite planning, most buildings, lawns and business parks are equipped with irrigation systems to ensure watering is effective and takes place on a regular basis. For the irrigation system to perform its function as designed, it will require routine maintenance.
Professional Irrigation Service in St. Louis
Serving the St. Louis area for over 20 years, the team at Pro-Lawns, Inc. offers qualified, excellent irrigation maintenance and repair to commercial organizations throughout the metro area. It is necessary to provide an irrigation system with routine maintenance to ensure that all functions are working properly, from the timing system to the areas covered. Most importantly, in the state of Missouri, a backflow device is required on commercial irrigation systems, and must be working to state standards. With proper care, a quality irrigation system will last for years and years by adhering to a maintenance schedule. At Pro-Lawns, Inc. our horticulture experts are the most capable irrigation maintenance providers available in St. Louis, and we strive to offer service that always meets customer satisfaction.
The Importance of Irrigation for Commercial Properties
Commercial properties often possess a series of features that are in need of regular watering. Lawns, landscaped beds, trees, shrubs and soil create a pleasing look and first appearance to visitors, and all of these features need water to thrive. Irrigation systems are easily the most efficient tools available to meet the watering needs of various plant life while serving to keep the soil supple and healthy. Irrigation systems also aid in water conservation when scheduled properly, and can ultimately save an organization money from expensive lawn repair, sodding and soil needs that arise due to neglect and drought-like conditions. Irrigation systems can also be managed and scheduled to adhere to any legal stipulations put in place due to a drought or natural disaster.
The Importance of Irrigation System Maintenance
In order for an irrigation system to perform the job it is designed to do, it must be routinely maintained. Waiting until there is a problem with the system is waiting too long to maintain it. Ultimately, repairs to irrigation systems are quite expensive, especially when compared to maintenance services that can easily fit into a budget and only need to be performed a few times per year.
Irrigation System Services Offered Through Pro-Lawns, Inc.
We offer professionals who are skilled in working with a variety of irrigation systems, sprinkler heads and watering devices to guarantee that water is providing complete coverage. Nearly everyone can share an experience where a commercial irrigation system has gone awry, spraying erratically or simply leaking a weak stream onto a sidewalk. This equates to a waste of both water and financial resources. Our zone adjustments will ensure that all aspects of the system are working properly.
During St. Louis' rainy seasons, particularly in the spring, irrigation systems can be scheduled to water less often, allowing the rain to do its natural work. During the hottest, driest part of the summer, water scheduling needs to be adjusted to ensure grass, plants and soils are not scorched during the heat of the day. We are able to offer an appropriate watering schedule to aid in the optimal health of any commercial lawn.
Quite possibly the most important service we offer for commercial irrigation systems is that of winterization. Offered in the fall before the harsh winter weather arrives, this routine process will ensure that no water freeze takes place in the irrigation pipes, potentially causing severe damage to the entire irrigation system.
When commercial irrigation systems fail to function properly, at Pro-Lawns, Inc. we are qualified to make the repairs necessary to get the system up and running efficiently. For current customers, we are able to install new system parts to aid in the effectiveness of the irrigation, as well as redesign and install complete systems if necessary. However, it should be stated that preventative maintenance will greatly help in avoiding expensive repair jobs or the need for a completely new system.
What is a Backflow Device and Why is it Important in the State of Missouri?
In the state of Missouri, law requires that all commercial irrigation systems be fitted with a backflow device. This important device prevents water from flowing from an irrigation system to the original water source, thus preventing "used" water from entering a building through a drinking fountain or sink. This is enforced by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources through annual inspection. At Pro-Lawns, Inc. we are certified and licensed backflow testers, able to properly maintain and repair backflow devices.
At Pro-Lawns, Inc. we take pride in the commercial irrigation maintenance services we provide. For additional questions or queries about existing irrigation services or one of our many other services, please contact us for a consultation.