If you are like most people, you likely use your sprinkler system regularly during the summer months. It’s an essential part of keeping your lawn green and healthy, even in the sweltering heat. Even though you may not be using your sprinkler as often, that doesn’t mean neglecting your sprinkler system during fall is a good idea.
If you invest some energy and time into getting your sprinkler system ready in the fall, it’s going to save you work when warmer weather returns. It can also help to increase the lifespan of your system.
Some of the dangers of not investing in fall maintenance for your sprinkler system can be found here.
The Potential for Leaks
If you don’t inspect your system in the fall, you may wind up with a serious leak in your system. This can result in serious problems in the spring.
Not to mention that, but if you use the system at all, it’s going to result in wasted water and energy. This is something most people want to avoid at all costs. If you aren’t sure how to find signs of a leak in your sprinkler system alone, call the pros. They can find any potential, underlying issue that may be present in your system.
Most automatic sprinkler systems have some type of backflow prevention device that play an important role in keeping your system safe. The role of a backflow prevention device is to keep the water that’s used for irrigation separate from water that’s used for drinking, cooking, or cleaning.
This separation is essential and helps to prevent cross-contamination, keeping your household safe. If you fail to have your backflow detector tested, issues may arise.
Accumulation of Debris
You may not even think of your gutters when it comes to maintenance for your sprinkler system in the fall; however, overflowing gutters can cause serious damage to your sprinkler system. If your gutters are clogged, they are going to prevent proper water irrigation, which may result in pooling in your yard that floods your grass and causes water damage to your home if your sprinkler’s turn on, too.
Not Knowing When it is Time to Invest in System Upgrades
By adding new features, such as rain sensors to your system, you can reduce water usage and optimize efficiency. Rain sensors are going to shut the system off after a set amount of rain, preventing overwatering and preserving irrigation water. Without fall maintenance, you aren’t going to know when it is time to invest in these upgrades, or what types of upgrades are needed.
Seek Help to Maintain Your Irrigation System in the Fall
As you can see, there are several dangers of neglecting your sprinkler system in the fall. Just because the weather is cooler, it doesn’t mean you should ignore your sprinklers.
If you need help with this, contact our team at The IDL Company. We can help ensure your sprinkler system is fall and winter ready.