Why choose Raintech irrigation?

Raintech caters to all of your irrigation need: installation, service, shop sales, backflow testing, blowout and DIY packages. With over 30 years in business, we pride ourselves on being punctual, efficient and consistent. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority.

How can I book an appointment?

This is very easy! You can:

  1. Emailinfo@raintech.ca
  2. Call – 403.279.5678
  3. From our website: https://raintech.ca/service-request/

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to assist you with any questions concerning this appointment and schedule the most convenient time for you.

What are the benefits of installing an irrigation system?

By installing an automatic irrigation system you will be saving time and money. When you water by hand more than 50%  of the water is wasted in runoff and evaporation.

An automatic irrigation systems can be programmed to run at night when the evaporation is low, and in times of water restrictions.

A sprinkler system adds value to a home because it offers time-saving and energy-efficient lawn maintenance and it indirectly increases a home’s market value by enhancing the home’s overall curb appeal.

How long does it take to install a new system?

Most of the time it will take one day. Sometimes it could take longer, depending on the soil conditions and the lot size.

Can Raintech install a new system in existing grass? If yes, will there be any damage to the grass?

Yes we can. We use a vibrating plow, it cuts a groove into the ground while pulling the irrigation pipe underground.

The groove is very narrow, it does little damage to the grass surface, and does not require backfilling. However, some specific areas will require digging trenches.

What do I need to do after the system is installed?

Nothing! Raintech can do all the maintenance needed for you. We can start the system in the spring, maintain it during the summer and winterize it before winter freeze.

Do I need a permit from the city to install a new irrigation system?

No. However, if the new system requires a designated line for irrigation, you will need a permit for those changes. Raintech will assist you with the permit process as part of installation package.

Do I need to install a back flow preventer on my new irrigation system?

Yes. As per a city of Calgary water utility bylaw, there must be a backflow preventer installed on the main irrigation line. This device will protect your water supply from contamination due to the backflow of water. We can provide the device and we can perform the yearly testing as well.

Can I install my own irrigation system?

Yes you can. Provide us with a landscaping plan and Raintech will design and pre-package  the parts for you. Our DIY packages include step by step instructions,  phone support during the evenings and weekends and an onsite visit (in most cases) if necessary.

Where can I buy parts for my irrigation system?

We have a shop with all the parts and brands that you may need for your irrigation system. On top of that, we have an online store and we do deliver parts across the city.

What does Raintech do during spring start up?

Our technician follows a start up procedure which includes charging the lines and leak detection along the main line, in the valve box and within each zone. The next step is an electrical continuity test between the controller and the specific valves. At last, we check each and every sprinkler for optimum flow, coverage and perform adjustment as needed.

What modifications can I do to an existing system?

Our knowledgeable staff  will be able to provide any solutions for any changes you may require. You just need to tell us your irrigation vision and we will fulfil it.

Can I make changes to my watering program without being home?

Yes, if you have our reliable WIFI controller. You can use your cell phone as long as you have a WIFI connection, and perform any changes remotely, from anywhere.

Will my system run on rainy days?

Yes, unless you have a rain sensor device or a WIFI controller. These devices receive a remote signal that there is precipitation in the area and will inhibit the system from coming on.

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