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Six Steps to Turning off the Water to Your Automatic Sprinkler System

Automatic Sprinkler System

You wake up in the morning or come home during the day and find your automatic sprinkler system is running when it is not supposed to. You double check and then turn the controller to off but the results do not change.  In frustration you even unplug the controller but the sprinklers will not stop running.  No you have not …

Frozen Pipes Due to Extreme Temperatures in New Jersey

Commercial Snow

This winter has had some record-breaking low temperatures across New Jersey. Bergen County homeowners got their first taste of frozen pipes! Frozen pipes are not uncommon When water freezes, it expands, and if it expands enough, the pipe can break. It’s not the expansion of ice against the pipe wall that causes it to burst, but rather a blockage that …

Preparing Your Landscape for Winter in Bergen County

Winter is here! Now that it is December, it’s time to get serious about the winter season. Most of us have a habit of putting off this weather, but each year we’re reminded of what winter brings: bitter cold temperatures, mounds of snow and high winds. Now is the best time to prep your landscape for the long winter season ...

How to Protect Your Landscape for the Winter

What do you do before you go outdoors when the weather gets cold? Put on a jacket! Unfortunately, plants cannot throw on a jacket, so they need protection from the elements to survive the long winter. Plants are sensitive to heat and cold, just as humans are, and they require oxygen to live. Oxygen becomes harder to find and use ...

How to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

Sprinkler systems need to have all the water blown out of them before the first frost sets in, as this can cause the remaining water to freeze. Freezing water in the sprinkler system can be very damaging, causing problems such as the following: Cracked PVC piping Cracked brass body Damage to internal components In order to avoid damage done to ...

How to Hire a Commercial Snow Plow Contractor

Snow may not be on your radar right now, but it won’t be long before this winter weather arrives and you will be looking to hire a commercial snow plow contractor. Now is the best time to hire a commercial snow contractor, as it gives you time to do your homework, ask for references and find a service provider that ...

Preventing the Risk of Snow Mold

Most people assume that mold is associated with moist conditions only, but there is such a thing as snow mold, which is basically fungus that grows underneath the snow. It appears in the early spring as the snow starts to melt away and can affect the foliage that is around the area. There are two types of snow mold: pink ...

How to Protect Your Bedding Plants Over the Winter

c/o: Florin Garoi We spend a lot of time caring for our flowers in the spring and summer, so you certainly don’t want them to go to waste just because the weather gets cold. While it does take extra work to care for your flower beds over the winter months, you’ll thank yourself later. You won’t have to keep making ...

Why winterize your sprinkler system?

How does a Sprinkler System work? To understand why a sprinkler system should be winterized in Bergen County, you need to understand how a sprinkler system works.  Sprinkler systems consist of a controller, valves, wiring, sprinkler heads, connective plumbing and underground pipes.  When the system is active, the water flows from the house through the connective plumbing into the underground …