Not All Industrial Fluid Handling Products are Created Equal. How W.P. Law Can Help You.

Does your facility require fluid handling systems? It’s often an integral part of an operation and must meet your needs while increasing efficiency and productivity. Take a look at how W.P. Law can help.

Providing Durability

The piping in your fluid handling systems must be durable and stable. Whether you need to move water, chemicals, gas, or food and beverage products, the design must withstand the pressure required to move the fluid and handle temperature fluctuations through the system.

Proper Fittings

Suppose the fittings on your pipes aren’t connected properly. In that case, you could face monumental losses, both financial and material, as well as the cleanup and damage. Therefore, ensuring tight pipe connections is critical to the success of your fluid handling solutions.

The Right Expansion Joints

Proper expansion joints allow the system to absorb temperature, vibration, and expansion and contraction differences. So, installing the proper expansion joints is essential.

Valve Timing

Knowing how to time valves for proper fluid control can make or break your system and its efficiency and effectiveness. W.P. Law understands how critical it is to incorporate correct valve timing in your design.

Matched Pumps

Matching the right pump for your fluid handling system is the best way to ensure the proper performance giving you the correct pressure and flow rate.. The wrong pump can lead to short and long-term issues, loss of productivity, and inefficient fluid handling.

Your facility must operate at peak performance, including your fluid handling systems. Therefore, ensuring those systems meet your expectations is our number one priority. For expert guidance on choosing the suitable systems, professional installation, and services you can rely on, contact W.P. Law, Inc. for all your fluid handling solutions.

The ABCs of Sprinkler Systems and How to Choose the Best Irrigation Solution for Your Lawn

Sprinkler System Watering Greenery Area.

Irrigation for your yard can be mind-boggling but choosing the irrigation system is essential to a healthy lawn and landscaping. So before you pull your hair out to sort it out, we’ve got the ABCs of sprinkler systems and how to choose the best one for your yard.

How Irrigation Systems Work

There are different types of irrigation systems for different needs, but most work on the same principle. Automatic systems work in zones based on the lawn size and a controller, turning the water on for the scheduled time. Then, the system allows water to flow through underground piping to provide irrigation to different parts of your lawn and landscaping.

A manual irrigation system involves manually operated valves or hand watering with hoses, nozzles, or sprinklers. While using these products tends to cost less than installing an automatic system, it requires significantly more time as you need to operate the equipment yourself.

Choosing the best

There are two primary types of irrigation systems for residential use – drip and sprinkler. Each has a different purpose, and some yards need one or the other, or often both.

Drip systems slowly deliver water to the yard through emitters that keep moisture levels even without needing high-pressure overhead spray. The water delivery to the surface of the soil is beneficial for certain plants, shrubs, trees, and flowers.

Sprinklers irrigate using water sprayed over a larger area, delivering more water in a shorter time. This method is best for irrigating lawns and larger expanses of grass. There are a variety of sprinkler heads available depending on the type of lawn and landscaping you have in your yard.

Whether you have a small yard that’s mostly garden and flowers or a massive lawn with miles of grass, choosing the best irrigation system will help it thrive. For guidance from the pros to make sure you choose the best solution for your lawn, contact the team at W.P. Law, Inc.

It’s Not Too Late to Add that Outdoor Grill You’ve Been Dreaming of… 3 Things to Consider Before You Buy

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Are you dreaming of an outdoor kitchen where you can cook and gather and entertain your friends and family? Outdoor kitchens extend your living space, making your backyard the center of every gathering. If you’re working toward that goal with design and construction, it’s not too late to add the perfect grilling station. The best outdoor grills will take your kitchen to the next level. Here are three things to consider before you buy.

#1: Durability

One of the most important considerations when considering built-in grill ideas is durability. Even if your outdoor kitchen has a cover, you want your grill to stand up to the elements. Quality is critical when considering durability.

#2: Performance

A beautiful grill is nice, but performance is crucial. You want to choose a grill that can live up to your expectations regarding cooking, warming, grilling, and smoking. You know your cooking style best, so be sure to factor in the functionality you need to be the best outdoor chef you can be.

#3: Size

The best outdoor grills for one family might not be the best for another. Size is an essential consideration when choosing a grill for your outdoor kitchen – you want one that can accommodate your needs now and in the future.

If you’re ready to move forward with your outdoor kitchen design but are struggling with choosing suitable options, including the best outdoor grill, look to the pros for guidance. Reach out to W.P. Law, Inc. for help with every step of bringing your vision to life.

Which Type of Pump is Best for My Irrigation System?

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The latest irrigation system pumps are available in a broad range of designs to meet lawn care and agricultural irrigation needs. However, it can be challenging to identify the right water pump for your irrigation application. Professional irrigation system design will give you the best results, especially if you are just getting started with a new system. The experts can tailor the irrigation system so you can get precisely what you need to optimize your irrigation efforts.

The most common irrigation system pumps include:

  • Centrifugal—a centrifugal pump moves fluid through the transfer of rotational energy to an impeller. Centrifugal pumps are typically classified as either self-priming or straight centrifugal pumps.  Both types are common in irrigation applications with the self-priming being slightly more popular in lawn sprinkler applications.
  • Submersible—a submersible pump as its name implies is used in submerged applications such as pumping out of a well.  Both the pump (wet end) and the motor are both submerged in the liquid being pumped.  Submersible pumps are used in lawn sprinkler applications and large submersible pumps are often seen in agricultural irrigation applications.
  • Jet— The jet pump used along with a jet is used for deep or shallow wells. The jet pump can also be used to pump from lakes or ponds as a centrifugal pump.

Easiest Way to Choose the Best Water Pump for an Irrigation System

Online research may provide you with all the details about different pump types suitable for irrigation applications based on water requirements and elevation changes. But it can be overwhelming to wade through the information and arrive at your optimal choice.

At W.P. Law, Inc., we are happy to offer irrigation system pump suggestions to meet your unique needs and budget. We’ll assess your irrigation system or help you design and install an irrigation system that gives you the best results. Turn to the team at W.P. Law, Inc. to get expert advice about irrigation system pumps.

Tired of Watering Your Lawn? 3 Benefits of Investing in an Irrigation System

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If you don’t have an irrigation system set up for your lawn, garden, and landscaping, you’re missing out. There are so many benefits to having automatic lawn watering. Read on for just three of them you could take advantage of when you install a lawn irrigation system.

Benefit #1: Save Time

Are you tired of hauling hoses and sprinklers around? Are you sick of trying to remember which part of the lawn has had water and which part hasn’t? An irrigation system can change your life by saving you enormous time. With easy-to-use programming, you can set your watering schedule and forget it. The system will run automatically with no more hose dragging on your part.

Benefit #2: Use Less Water

How often have you moved the sprinkler only to forget about it later, leaving it on far longer than intended? Sometimes even for hours? An irrigation system solves this problem by running for a preset period of time. It will also help you use less water because the automatic settings are far more efficient than manual watering could ever be. A programmed watering schedule means more consistent irrigation and more efficient water use.

Benefit #3: Healthier Lawn

Watering your lawn manually can mean inconsistent moisture leading to an unhealthy lawn. With some spots getting too much water and others not enough, your lawn could be suffering. A lawn irrigation system means your lawn gets the water it needs, where it needs it, and when it needs it, whether you’re home or not.

Are you sick of dragging hoses and setting up sprinklers all summer? Save time, use less water, and have a more beautiful lawn by installing an irrigation system. Contact the experts at W.P. Law, Inc. to find out more.

Do You Have Drainage Problems in Your Yard? Here Are Some Solutions

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Most homes with backyards eventually have some type of drainage problem. If your yard has excess water issues, you don’t have to live with puddles and mess. Here are some solutions to help fix drainage problems in your yard.

French Drains

One common solution to yard drainage is the installation of French drains. If you have groundwater that comes up in your grass or garden or near your home’s foundation, a French drain helps divert that excess water away from your home and beloved flower beds. French Drains consist of gravel-filled shallow trenches and pipes that the water travels through to move it to another area.

Surface Drains

Unlike French drains that pull groundwater away from where you don’t want it, surface drains help remove water sitting on the surface of your yard or landscaping. Some common areas for water to build up include the end of a driveway, next to your house, and near your patio. Surface drains move lots of water away quickly, like what you see after a rainstorm.

Dry Creek Bed

Depending on the slope of your property, a dry creek bed might be just the thing to help divert water and avoid a soggy spot in your yard or garden. A dry creek bed is nicer than it sounds, often made up of decorative rock and features to make them part of the overall landscaping. The drain starts with a trench lined with fabric and filled with gravel, then it is covered with rocks that enhance its aesthetic appeal.

If you’ve got standing water, soggy spots, or runoff impacting your yard and landscaping, don’t ignore it. Contact the drainage experts at W.P. Law, Inc. for drainage solutions you can count on.

3 Reasons Why an Outdoor Kitchen is a Good Investment

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As we move from summer to spring and your dreams of an outdoor kitchen persist, it might be time to take it to the next level. If you’re still on the fence, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at three reasons an outdoor kitchen is a good investment.

#1: An Investment in Family and Outdoor Time

Having an alternative gathering spot can bump up your quality family time and your outdoor time, especially if that gathering spot is an outdoor kitchen. When cabin fever hits this summer, being able to move dinner party, cocktails, s’mores, or an after-the-pool snack to the backyard can make things seem fresh and fun. And you’ll get to spend more time in your backyard with nature.

#2: An Investment in More Living Space

Have you always wanted a bigger kitchen or more seating space for dining? Investing in your outdoor space is an excellent way to increase your living space without adding interior rooms to your home. Extending the kitchen from inside to outside adds to your home’s entertaining, family gathering, and cooking space.

#3: An Investment in Your Home’s Value

If you’re considering selling your house, having that additional outdoor living space will help set your home apart from the rest. Some research indicates that the return on your investment for the cost of an outdoor kitchen can be anywhere from 100-200%.

If you’re ready to get started, contact the outdoor living experts at W.P. Law, Inc. for outdoor kitchen ideas and professional installation.

3 Tips For Keeping Your Grass Healthy

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As a property owner, it can feel like a continual struggle to keep your lawn’s grass healthy. How often should you mow? How much water does your lawn need? It’s common to have a lot of questions. If this is the year you are committed to achieving a lush, green lawn, we have three tips to help you achieve your goal.

Tip #1: Mow Regularly

During the spring and summer, experts recommend that you mow your grass at least once per week. Did you know the time of day you mow matters? Mowing in the early evening hours can help your lawn maintain moisture.

Tip #2: Use an Irrigation System

One of the trickiest aspects of facilitating a beautiful, healthy lawn is getting the watering task just right. However, with the proper irrigation system design and installation, you can avoid trial and error and have an automated watering system that makes giving your grass the water it needs easy. Plus, an irrigation system offers benefits, including not spending hours outside each week watering the lawn and improved water conservation.

Tip #3: Join a Fertilizer Program

Are you tired of scratching your head over which kind and how much fertilizer to apply to your grass? At W.P. Law, Inc., we have a Fertilizer Program that takes the guesswork out of the process. Choose the type of grass you have on your lawn, and then get a customized fertilization and weed prevention schedule.

If you have other questions about keeping your grass healthy or want to take advantage of our professional irrigation system design or other lawn care and landscaping services, contact W.P. Law today.

Transform Your Backyard With Landscape Lighting

Landscape and overhead lighting under a pergola outdoor living space at night.

Want to transform your backyard with landscape lighting? As the warmer months draw near, homeowners are thinking of ways to enhance their properties to get more enjoyment from the longer days and milder temps. Landscape lighting is the perfect solution. You and your family can spend more time outside making memories, even after the sun goes down.

If you are looking for inspiration, here are a few ways you can upgrade your backyard with outdoor lighting:

  • Highlight your home’s architectural details or landscaping with spotlights and well lights.
  • Enhance your backyard’s safety and beauty by installing path lights along walkways.
  • Create a beautiful, calming effect by adding landscape lighting to your outdoor water features like ponds and fountains.
  • Use lanterns to illuminate fountains and trees to create a magical ambiance.

Incorporating outdoor lighting can help you update your backyard for a price that works for your budget. Because less is more with landscape lighting, you can transform the space with just a few fixtures.

Bring Your Landscape Lighting Vision to Life with W.P. Law

The landscape lighting experts at W.P. Law, Inc. can help you select the right outdoor lighting features that are ideal for your unique property. We bring years of experience to give you a backyard transformation you will love and enjoy for years to come.

Whether you want to beautify your private garden, patio, or backyard deck, we have the landscape lighting solutions to give you optimal results. Ready to explore the best ways to transform your backyard with landscape lighting? Contact the reliable, experienced team at W.P. Law today.

How To Spot Pump System Trouble Before It Turns Into A Bigger Issue

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Are you wondering how to catch minor pump issues before they become bigger, costlier problems? For most property owners, the pump tends to be out of sight and out of mind until it stops doing its job. Then, the issues become unavoidable! With regular pump inspections and maintenance, you can maximize your pump performance and investment.

Common Pump System Problems

Whether you have an industrial pump, irrigation pump, or pump for your home, there are some common pump system issues you can watch out for, including:

  • Pump intake or suction leaks. Most pump repairs result from leaks on the suction side that cause the pump to lose prime. It could be a matter of tightening up unions, but you may also need to replace the mechanical seal.
  • Foot valve leaks. The foot valve’s purpose is to keep the water in the pump’s intake line and casing when the pump is not in use. A leak can cause the pump to lose prime and prevent it from working.
  • Line obstructions. It’s common for debris to create an obstruction in the pump’s foot valve or suction strainer. An intake line blockage can lead to the water in the pump overheating, boiling over, and causing pump performance problems.

With any of these issues, early detection can prevent a full-blown breakdown and a premature pump replacement. Taking a proactive approach with professional pump inspections, maintenance, and repairs can keep your pump system in optimal condition and save you money.

Choose W.P. Law for Pump Maintenance and Repair Services

Let the experts at W.P. Law, Inc. provide reliable pump maintenance and repairs to help you avoid premature replacements and extensive repairs. We catch the minor pump system trouble before it turns into a more significant issue. Contact W.P. Law today to find out more.

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