Kansas City Sprinkler Activation Service

IDL Company’s commercial and residential sprinkler activation service is considered by most as the best in Kansas City.

What Is Sprinkler Activation Service?

If you have a home sprinkler system, one of the most important parts of your annual maintenance schedule will be your sprinkler activation service. This is a service best performed by a professional who can make sure your sprinkler system is ready to keep your lawn watered and healthy throughout the hottest months of the year.

What Is Sprinkler Activation Service?

Sprinkler activation service is an annual process that homeowners will generally do in the spring. It is an annual inspection and activation process that ensures the system is ready to function optimally for the rest of the year. It also provides a chance to perform sprinkler system maintenance or repairs at a time when having the system off will have a minimal impact on the homeowner’s lawn.

Sprinkler activation service should be considered an essential part of your sprinkler system’s preventative maintenance. Your sprinkler technicians will go through an entire checklist to make sure the system is operating as intended and hasn’t suffered any seasonal damage from the elements or pests and vermin. It’s also a good time to make sure that any wear & tear or accidental damage is addressed before it becomes a larger, more costly problem.

The cost of preventative maintenance to your sprinkler system by getting a yearly sprinkler activation service should be thought of as an investment. While this investment won’t necessarily provide a return in the traditional sense, it is a reliable way to avoid significant expenses during a part of the year when your sprinkler is desperately needed.

How Are Sprinkler Systems Activated?

Sprinkler activation service has several components to it to ensure the system is operating properly and is in compliance with local regulations.

First, the system is turned on at the water supply, and the backflow preventer is tested to make sure it’s operating properly. The water supply lines, as well as the sprinkler heads, are tested and inspected so that you can confidently operate your system without fear of leaks. At this time, the sprinkler heads will also be adjusted if needed, so that they maintain the optimal spray pattern.

Your sprinkler system also has several electrical components which should be inspected regularly to make sure they are in good condition. These connections will be located both above and below ground, and consistently exposed to weather and other potential damage, so making sure they are free of corrosion and damage during your sprinkler activation service is necessary to prevent the need for potentially expensive troubleshooting later in the year.

What Can Happen If Sprinkler Activation Service Isn’t Done Properly?

There are many reasons that you’ll want to make sure your annual sprinkler activation service is done properly, and by a professional. The main reason is the cost and convenience of potential repairs later in the year, since the activation is done in the spring, you avoid having your system down for an extended time during the hottest months of the year. Additionally, just like almost anything else in life, if you neglect regular maintenance, the eventual cost of potential repairs can skyrocket.

Another financial reason for getting your system professionally inspected and activated is if you live in a city with backflow prevention inspection requirements. These systems make sure that any water already in your system doesn’t go back into the water supply, preventing potential contamination. In many areas, if you operate your sprinkler system without a current backflow inspection on file, you could face significant fines. This could mean a fine for each time the system is operated without current inspection, as well as the accumulation of fines for failing to get it inspected after being notified of the violation by the city.

Finally, your sprinkler system is designed to keep your lawn and landscaping properly watered. Adjusting and servicing the spray heads make sure that they are spraying water only where they should be. Maladjusted sprinkler heads can send water through your open windows, douse your deck, and even cause physical damage to some landscaping components.

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Contact us online or give us a call and talk to a real person! We listen to your needs and goals and schedule service immediately, or schedule a free consultation for a new landscape lighting or irrigation system project!

After we meet with you in person, we will follow up shortly with an estimate or a detailed proposal depending on your project or the services you need.  We will be very clear about our pricing and the scope of work to be performed.

We take pride in saying what we will do, and then actually doing what we said.  We may not be perfect every single time, we always do it right or make it right.  You will see in our reviews that we stand by our products, our services and our work.

Once we complete the work, you can relax knowing that you have received Kansas City's most professional installation services and top of the line irrigation and landscape lighting products.  We will be here to provide the service and maintenance you need on these systems to give you long lasting enjoyment for years to come.

Contact us online or give us a call and talk to a real person! We listen to your needs and goals and schedule service immediately, or schedule a free consultation for a new landscape lighting or irrigation system project!

After we meet with you in person, we will follow up shortly with an estimate or a detailed proposal depending on your project or the services you need.  We will be very clear about our pricing and the scope of work to be performed.

We take pride in saying what we will do, and then actually doing what we said.  We may not be perfect every single time, we always do it right or make it right.  You will see in our reviews that we stand by our products, our services and our work.

Once we complete the work, you can relax knowing that you have received Kansas City's most professional installation services and top of the line irrigation and landscape lighting products.  We will be here to provide the service and maintenance you need on these systems to give you long lasting enjoyment for years to come.

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