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Irrigation Maintenance Packages

At Yates Sprinklers...

We recognize the relationship of quality, professional and friendly service, to being a successful business over the long term.

At Yates, all our service personnel are industry certified irrigation technicians (CIT) working under strict guidelines set out by Yates Custom Lawn Sprinklers to ensure that you receive the highest quality service our customers have come to expect.

Yates Sprinklers is committed to ensuring the integrity of your sprinkler system with our thorough and professional service. To honour our service contracts, we have enlisted what we consider to be, the best irrigation technicians in the Ottawa area. Residential or Commercial, our CIT's are fully competent and capable of taking care of all your irrigation needs.

Whether you require routine maintenance, repairs, upgrading or just some friendly watering advice, the staff at Yates Custom Lawn Sprinklers look forward to working hard for you, and doing it right, time after time.

Service Visits: here’s what we’ll do:

Spring Start up:

  1. 1

    Introduce water into your system at a controlled rate to avoid damage from water hammer.

  2. 2

    Inspect all operations of your automatic controller.

  3. 3

    Program zone times for efficient use of water.

  4. 4

    Replace dead back-up batteries with new alkaline batteries so that a power failure won't wipe out your programming

  5. 5

    Inspect your zone control valves for winter damage and leaks.

  6. 6

    Inspect all your sprinkler heads, checking for leaks, plugged nozzles and slow rotation that would impede the proper distribution of water. We check for frost heave that may allow a lawn mower to destroy the head.

  7. 7

    Inspect the operation of your rain sensor to ensure your system will not water unnecessarily.

  8. 8

    Perform minor repairs immediately, whenever possible, and flag any repairs for which we must return.

  9. 9

    Provide you with a detailed checklist of all work performed.

Scheduled Check-ups:

  1. 1

    Perform a complete inspection of all system components as per Spring Tune-up. (Steps 2-10)

  2. 2

    Inspect your lawn and garden areas for dry spots and make the necessary adjustments.

  3. 3

    Reprogram your controller for the current seasonal conditions based on historical weather data.


  1. 1

    Use a high-capacity air compressor with the volume and pressure required to reach the farthest sprinkler head on any zone.

  2. 2

    Take care to prevent any sudden burst of air from causing your fittings or sprinklers to separate.

  3. 3

    Ensure that the air speed is great enough to blow out the water, but not enough to cause thermal damage to your pipes.

  4. 4

    Note any deficiencies so that they can be repaired in the spring.