Your sprinkler system is a vital component in the overall health of your lawn. Even when it is extremely rainy out, you need to make sure your sprinkler system remains well-maintained.
If you aren’t convinced that regular maintenance is needed, consider the following – regular maintenance provided by you (the homeowner), as well as a professional service, can help prevent serious issues with your irrigation system, reduce the need for repairs, and help you save money.
Even though your sprinkler system is installed to make sure you don’t need much maintenance, it will be necessary to make some repairs and correct certain issues from time to time.
Why it isn’t Wise to Put Off Irrigation System Maintenance?
If you notice that there is a sprinkler head that isn’t spraying properly, or that the water pressure isn’t as high as it once was, you shouldn’t put off trying to figure out what is wrong. This is pretty obvious; however, what you may not realize is that it is just as important to maintain your system regularly.
Proper maintenance involves inspecting the various components of your sprinkler system for issues, clearing away any debris from sprinkler heads and making sure there is no overspray on your driveway or sidewalk.
If you notice a more challenging problem, such as a broken or busted pipe, a damaged part of your sprinkler system, or something else, then calling the professionals is the best course of action.
Specific Ways Sprinkler Maintenance Can Help You Save Money
Your sprinkler system works hard. If you are like most people, you have it set on an automatic timer, taking the hassle of having to remember to turn it on. Unfortunately, this can also lead to you forgetting about your system altogether, resulting in issues arising you aren’t aware of for quite some time.
With a regular maintenance schedule in place, you will have a routine, which can be every week, two weeks, etc., based on your schedule, where you will take time to ensure everything is working properly. With this maintenance schedule you can save money by:
- Discovering issues of overspray that are wasting water
- Find clogged sprinkler heads that aren’t working properly, or wasting water
- Find small issues, such as a tiny leak, and have it repaired for an affordable price, before the entire pipe busts, has to be replaced and costs a large amount of money
As you can see, regular maintenance for your sprinkler system isn’t something you should put off. Regardless of if you handle the maintenance yourself, or call a professional service to do it for you, the key is to make sure your system and all the components continue working properly.
Additional information about setting up a maintenance schedule for your sprinkler system can be found by contacting the staff at The IDL Company.