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Backflow Prevention Device

Backflow prevention devices are designed to keep the public drinking water free of contamination which can occur anywhere a public and private water system connect. For instance, the city main and your home. Any substance that has the potential to be introduced into the water system that may cause harm to the public is considered contamination. Things like fertilizers, house hold cleaners, etc could be bad news if introduced to the water system.

Getting Tested
Since backflow can cause some very serious issues and health problems, it is a good idea . Most municipalities require backflow prevention devices to be installed at any point of cross connection. Most municipalities also require annual testing of these backflow preventers to ensure that they are functioning properly for the safety of the general public.

Service
It’s hard to know where to turn for some specialty services, Rainy Days has been a licensed, owner-operated business since 1985, and we are happy to install your prevention device and/or test your backflow. Our certified professional technicians have years of experience and are ready to help you with your backflow testing/prevention today!


Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
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In the past two years we have noticed an increase in the number of clients looking at ways to reduce the amount of water their irrigation systems use in order to reduce the cost of their water bill. Some municipalities have tripled the cost of irrigation water rates from just 5 years ago, leaving home owners with much larger water bills. The efficiency of an irrigation system’s water usage is measurable just like a car’s gas mileage. The first step in reducing your water bill will be to assess how efficient your current irrigation system is.

START REDUCING TODAY!

Let our irrigation system consultant visit your residential or commercial property and perform a thorough walk through of your irrigation system. Our consultant will record all necessary information about the irrigation system in order to achieve the following results: Improved Distribution Uniformity, Improved Reliability, and Establish an Irrigation Schedule.

IMPROVE DISTRIBUTION UNIFORMITY BY:

1. Adjusting the water pressure at each head to a point that is within the manufacturers’ recommended range.

2. Installing the proper size nozzle in each head based on radius, arc and water availability.

3. Installing pressure compensating heads to even the pressure among all the heads on the zone.

4. Retrofitting poor performing fixed spray nozzles with nozzles that have much better application patterns as well as a slower application rate that will limit run-off.

5. Relocating heads that are not spaced properly or are now covered with landscape plantings.

6. Adjusting the heads that may be leaning or are too deep in the ground.

IMPROVE RELIABILITY BY:

1. Reduce the water pressure on the main line, valves, lateral lines and heads to only that which is needed to operate the system.

2. Install check valves to help hold the water in the lines and the air out reducing water hammer.

3. Rebuild/Replace older zone valves and adjust the flow control so the valves shut off every time, on time.

4. Install, adjust or replace the rain sensor.

ESTABLISH AN IRRIGATION SCHEDULE BY:

1. Assess the system zone by zone to complete appropriate site information.

2. Create an irrigation schedule based on information gathered along with methods developed by the Irrigation Association.

3. Install and program a “Smart Controller” that will change your irrigation schedule based on real time weather event.


Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
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Giving Your Lawn System a Spring Face Lift

Just as important as winterizing your system, starting it back up in the Spring should be performed by a professional. Your irrigation system should always be flushed out when turning it on for the first time after Winter.

All sorts of small critters can make a home in your sprinklers and pipes. They find their way in and typically get trapped. To flush everything out, open the ends of the drip tubes and run the water. Be sure to run the water for a long enough period to actually flush out the system, it can take longer than you would think. Make sure that the standing water does NOT drain back into the pipes, this can cause dirt to go in with it, clogging your system. For sprinklers, you must remove the nozzles from the heads of your pipes and run the water. This flushes your sprinklers out, making them ready for the Spring.

After flushing your irrigation system, check it out by running it and look for clogs in the emitters or nozzles. Check for leaking valves as well. If anything is out of the ordinary, give Rainy Days Irrigation a call so we can have a professional take a look at your irrigation system.


Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
Irrigation | Drainage | Backflow | Landscape Lighting

 
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Rainy Days Customer Testimonials

Rainy Days Testimonials

Rainy Days has a fully staffed state-of-the-art service department. Each Rainy Days technician offers knowledge and expertise on all types of Irrigation Systems. This knowledge has been gained from extensive hours of in house and field training, as well as seminars and off site training offered by our suppliers.

“We had some serious drainage issues when we purchased our business property and David knew exactly how to solve our problems. I couldn’t believe how quickly their crew got all that work completed and how good of a job they did for us. We haven’t had one problem since.”
Patrick B.

“This morning Jose came out and I really don’t see many people who are as good with customers as he is. He was a real pleasure to work with. Did the job promptly, was there promptly, and went to work promptly. I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with Jose.”
Johnny M.

“Jonathan was right on schedule and took his time answering all of my questions and helping me learn how to use my irrigation device. He also spent some time to adjust some of the heads so that they worked better for the area where they were located.”
Terri D.


Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
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Winterizing Irrigation Systems

Protecting your automatic watering system from the harsh winter weather is in your best interest to ensure the longevity of your irrigation system and to keep your yard healthy. A sprinkler system should be “winterized” each year, ideally before the first winter freeze. Below are the steps to take when preparing your irrigation system for the harsh cold weather.

Winterizing an Irrigation System:

• Shut off the water supplied to your sprinklers at the main valve.

• Turn off the timing/control mechanism

• Remove water from the watering system

Many do-it-yourselfers out there can accomplish this by themselves at home no problem. However, it is always a great idea to have trained professionals come out to take a look first if you are even the slightest little bit unsure.

Be on the lookout for a blog coming up before spring time to show you how to start your irrigation system back up properly.


Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
Irrigation | Drainage | Backflow | Landscape Lighting

 
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Published on January 2, 2013, in News.

Rainy Days is excited to welcome the new year! We hope everyone out there had a fantastic and safe holiday season, and we wish you the best for the year to come. 2013 is going to be a VERY promising year! One of our resolutions is to continually excel in our service to our customers! We want to always be there for you, whether for installation, repair, maintenance, check-ups, whatever the need may be.

What are some of your New Year’s Resolutions??? Tell us on our Facebook, or send us an email!


Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
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How to Choose Your Irrigation Company (no bias of course)

It’s hard to know where to turn for some specialty services, so we have put together some things you should consider if you are thinking about hiring an irrigation company. It is very important to hire the right people for the job so that you can have peace of mind knowing things will be installed correctly.

Installing an irrigation system is no small feet, it is a service that needs to be done right the first time by certified professionals. At Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. our trained professionals are ready, willing, and able to service or install your irrigation system with all the professionalism you would expect from a company with over 26 years of experience. Below you will find some common questions you should ask yourself before hiring an irrigation company.

• Are they licensed?
• How long have they been in business?
• What brand(s) do they install/service?
• What sort of warranties/guarantees do they offer with their work?
• Do they provide detailed estimates?
• Will they take care of all necessary permits for you?

Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. has the right answer for all of these questions and will be happy to meet with you to discuss irrigation installations large and small. We have been a licensed, owner-operated business since 1985, and we services ALL major brands even if we did not install your system originally. We provide detailed estimates, take care of all permits necessary, and provide an assortment of warranties and guarantees depending on the products and services. We also provide a worry-free maintenance agreement.

Our certified professional technicians have years of experience and are ready to help you with your irrigation needs today!


Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
Irrigation | Drainage | Backflow | Landscape Lighting

 
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Published on December 18, 2012, in News.

Hello From Rainy Days New Blog

Hello! Welcome To Our Blog

Hello there! We at Rainy Days Irrigation are excited to announce our new blog to the world (wide web)! We hope that you check back here often as we will be making weekly posts covering our news and industry news. As an owner-operated business since 1985, we provide commercial and residential irrigation and landscape lighting services in the Triangle.

Topics we will be covering on our blog include irrigation, drainage, backflow, landscape lighting, reducing water bills, etc. In addition, we will be keeping you up to date on the latest happenings at Rainy Days and within the irrigation industry.

Look forward to our exciting blog posts, and thanks for reading!


Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
Irrigation | Drainage | Backflow | Landscape Lighting