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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

2009 Irrigation Season is coming to a close

Looks like the 2009 Irrigation season is coming to a close for our Cleveland and Columbus branches. Freezing temperatures are becoming the norm. Everyone have a safe winter up North. Our South West Florida branch is still open for irrigation repair and lawn sprinkler maintenance serving Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Punta Gorda and surrounding communities.


Sunday, November 1, 2009


Time is running out to get your lawn sprinkler shut down before the cold weather gets here. There is no reason to run you systems at this time, you need to have the system blown out.

We have already winterized 99% of our systems we service.

The difference between having it done now compared to waiting until you have a broken Backflow device can be measured strictly by $$$. By waiting you are putting yourself as risk for a $200+ repair.

DON'T WAIT....... Call Today: 800-435-4979

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sprinkler Blow Out for Winter 2009



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Monday, September 21, 2009

Lawn Sprinkler Blow out / Winterization / Winterize Irrigation system

We are now starting our 2009 Winterization Service. We recommend that you have your lawn sprinkler blow out completed by mid October. If you decide to wait and winterize your irrigation system you may be putting your irrigation system at risk of freeze damage.

Call and schedule today before it's too late.


We service the Greater Columbus, Cleveland and Akron areas.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

My personal system: components and maintenance issues to date

My personal system: Installed Summer of 2005

Irrigation products used:
Hunter Pro-C 15 station controller
Rain Sensor
Rain Bird 5000 series rotors PLSS
Irritrol 2400T valves
RainBird JTV valves
RainBird 3500 series rotors
Hunter Pro-Spray 12" sprays
Hunter PS-04 Sprays

Break down of zones: 15 total
9 turf zones
6 flowerbed zones

Since installing the system in 2005 I have had to replace the following items:
12 rotors defective within 30 days, ever since then I have replaced 2 additional (stopped rotating 2008 & 2009)
(2) 3500 series rotors (stopped rotating 2006 & 2007)
replaced 2 diaphragms on the RainBird JTV valves (2008 & 2009)
replaced 6 Irritrol 2400T valve solenoids (2009)

I just wanted to share this information so that people realize that when a issue arises (and they will) it is very important to have a system installed by a company that stands behind their system with warranty that goes past 1 to 2 years in coverage.

All of the issues I have had have been product failure. Hunter warrantys their products on the average of two years. While RainBird warrantys their products atleast 3 years.

Our warranty starts at 3 years on defective products.

Is a sprinkler head a plumbing fixture?????

1.plumbing fixture - a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building
fixture - an object firmly fixed in place (especially in a household)

So my educated guess would be NO, a lawn sprinkler head is not a plumbing fixture.

But don't tell that to the Streetsboro Building Department. They are making people pay $4.00 for each lawn sprinkler head since they are saying they are Plumbing Fixtures.

Reduce your water bill

Do you have a water bill for your irrigation system that exceeds $600 or more for the summer?

Email me: info@rilawnsprinklers.com

Put in the subject line: Help Me Save Water

Send me the following information
  • # of zones (include turf/bed notation for each zone) picture for each zone would be great
  • include your irrigation program (run time and days for each zone)
  • include any notes on the system you are concerned about
  • Your programming habits (do you program the timer in the spring and let it go until the fall or do you change the program throughout the summer)
  • Do you have any rain sensors or weather sensors, if so what are they set at
  • Include your irrigation controller make and model
  • On your irrigation program that you send to me include if each zone is: full sun, shade, slope, naturally holds water, naturally drys fast. This will tell me about different hydra zones in your yard.

This service is free for anyone, not just our customers. So if you are serious about reducing your water bills and saving water then send your information in for a free review.

I will review everything and try to help you reduce your water consumption for the irrigation system by 30% or more next year. Saving water is the goal.

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