Tips for Maintaining Your Sprinkler SystemPosted on September 25, 2017
Underground sprinklers can be a great investment in your home and lawn, ensuring beautifully maintained grass and plants and, if maintained correctly, savings in water and electricity over the years. To protect your investment and prevent any major maintenance problems, give your underground sprinkler system a little TLC throughout the year. The following tips will keep your sprinklers performing for you through the years.
- Visually inspect sprinkler heads to clean and remove debris. Look for any signs of wear and tear on pipes, valves, nozzles, and heads which need replacing.
- Check the programmed date, time, and watering schedule.
- Ensure manual valves are closed when turning on water for the first time.
- Turn main water valve on slowly to avoid damaging or bursting pipes.
- Check the pressure of water entering the system with a gauge.
- Ask an expert to help you determine how much and how often to water your lawn.
- Be mindful of dry spots or signs of over-watering (such as moss and fungi growth) throughout your yard.
- Visually inspect each zone’s operation at least once per month during watering season.
If you live in an area where the ground will freeze during winter, or if you would like to shut your system down during the cooler months of the year, then our professionals at Pearson Sprinkler Co. can help you winterize your system. When shutting down your sprinkler system or planning not to use it for a long period of time, you will need to have the water removed from the system’s underground lines. To do this, our professional will attach an air compressor to the beginning of your system to blow the water out of its pipes, safely and effectively winterizing the entire system.
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