A well designed irrigation system is as crucial for a healthy landscape as it is for conservation of our precious water resources. Brooks Irrigation & Lighting, Inc. will provide you with a professionally designed irrigation system that efficiently provides your landscape with the exact amount of water necessary.
Rain sensors are a great addition to any sprinkler system. They are wireless, making the installation simple, and can be extremely beneficial to your landscape and your wallet. A rain sensor will interrupt your sprinkler system during or after sufficient rainfall. They are adjustable from 1/8" to 3/4", have a manual override if needed, and can be retrofitted to most any sprinkler system.
Irrigation | FAQ
What Services Or Maintenance Do You Offer For My Irrigation System?
- Spring Start-up which consists of opening your system and making minor adjustments along with any repairs needed to have your system operational. We also set the timer for the proper timing needed for your lawn.
- Mid-season checkups where we go through the system thoroughly to make sure it is operating at the most efficient level.
- Winterization where the system is shut down and all water is drained to avoid freeze damage over the winter months.
- As a Service Contract customer, you will receive notice when it's time for your service and we will schedule it at a convenient time for you.
What Type Of Irrigation Do You Install?
- Installation of any size residential or commercial properties with a custom plan designed just for you.
- A variety of irrigation products by all the top manufactures (including TORO, RainBird, Hunter, Irritrol) available to you for your convenience.
- We offer multiple types of rotors, sprays and drip irrigation to suit your landscape.
How Much Does An Irrigation Cost To Install?
Each installation is priced individually based on your preferences and our custom design to suit you.
When Do I Need To Activate My System?
If you have an indoor backflow you can turn on your system as early as Mid to late March. As for outdoor backflows, we recommend waiting until April to prevent freezing. Contact us to schedule your service!!
Why Do I Need To Winterize My Irrigation System? When Should I Winterize My System? What Does The Winterization Process Involve?
- Systems are winterized to prevent freeze damage and can cost hundreds of dollars to replace the backflow should freezing of the device occur.
- If you have an outdoor backflow, we recommend winterizing late October-mid November.
- If you have an indoor backflow it is recommended that winterization be completed by the end of November.
- Winterization consists of hooking up an air compressor to the blowout stem and purging all the water from each zone.
- If you are not a contract customer, please call to schedule winterization by the end of September.
- Please remember our schedule fills up quickly and is best to call and schedule in September if you are a non-contract customer.
What Are Your Service Rates?
- Spring Service - $75/hr (Service Contract Customer - $70/hr)
- Mid-Season Checkups - $75/hr (Service Contract Customer - $70/hr)
- Winterization - $75/hr (Service Contract Customer - $70/hr)
- Service Calls - $75/hr (Service Contract Customer - $70/hr)
- Emergency Service (outside normal business hours) - may be charged additional time.
How Often And How Long Should I Run My System?
- Each system is different and there are many factors that affect how long each zone should run.
- Seasonal Conditions also dictate how long you should run your system.
- Water restrictions can become necessary in Richmond and surrounding localities that could also affect the length of time your system can operate. If water restrictions are put in place during the season, we will post links on our website, please check back!
- Please call the office if you have any questions.
What Areas Do You Service?
We service Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Chesterfield, New Kent, Powhatan, Louisa, Amelia, Mechanicsville, Montpelier, Quinton, Sandston, Midlothian, Glen Allen, Short Pump, Maidens, Rockville, Manakin-Sabot among many other localities.