Do you have a sprinkler system installed in your yard? If so, you know how beneficial it can be when it comes to the health of your grass and plants. If you are like most people, though, there is a good chance you use it throughout the warmer months of the year and only pay attention to maintenance and repairs when something goes wrong.
Sprinkler System Lifespan Tips
While this is fine, you can actually extend the lifespan of your sprinkler system if you invest in regular maintenance. By taking a few simple steps throughout the year to ensure your system is working properly, you can keep it operating as expected and minimize the need for costly repairs.
Some of the tips that will help you extend your sprinkler systems lifespan can be found here.
Winterization of the System in the Fall
Getting your sprinkler system ready for fall weather will help ensure they don’t suffer any type of damage during the cold, winter months. To winterize your system, you need to drain all of the water out of the pipes. This will prevent them from freezing. You can also call the professionals to “blow out” the moisture. They have the specialized equipment to ensure that the pipes are completely dry and that no damage occurs to your system.
Inspect the Sprinkler Heads Regularly
There are some homeowners who make the mistake of not keeping their system’s sprinkler heads flush to the ground. This results in them sticking out. When this happens, children, animals, and others in your yard may trip over the heads, which can cause damage, or even cause them to break completely.
To avoid this problem, you should inspect all sprinkler heads at least one time a month to make sure they are at the proper height. It’s also a good idea to test the heads to make sure they are distributing water the proper direction in your yard. If the heads are damaged, the spray patterns may be off, which means your grass and plants aren’t receiving the water they need to grow and thrive.
Check for Any Leaks
Leaks are a common problem with sprinkler systems and can occur for many reasons. As a result, it’s a good idea to inspect your entire irrigation system regularly to see if there are any signs of a leak. If there are leaks present, it’s best to call the professionals to make the necessary repairs.
Be sure you also have the backflow of your system checked by state-certified testers. If desired, you can also have the professionals install a rain sensor, which is going to keep the sprinklers from coming on when the rainfall reaches a certain level, preventing puddles and flooded areas in your yard.
Contact us to Extend Your Sprinkler System Lifespan
If you need more help with your sprinkler system or have questions about how it is operating, contact our team at The IDL Company. We can provide you with the maintenance and repair systems you need to ensure your sprinkler system works properly throughout the year and extend its lifespan.