There’s no question that the sprinkler system on your property plays a huge role when it comes to keep your lawn green, lush and beautiful. If you want your yard to be the envy of the neighborhood, watering it regularly is a must. After all, most summers experience a few periods where rain is scarce. However, when you have a dependable sprinkler system in place, your lawn doesn’t have to suffer.
However, when you use your sprinkler regularly through the spring and summer, when fall and winter arrives, maintenance is a must. Not only will this maintenance ensure there are no issues with the system, it can also help ensure your sprinkler system will make it through the colder months of the year, unscathed.
Before doing any maintenance, you need a full understanding of your sprinkler’s condition. During this initial inspection, watch out for signs of wear and tear or damage. Also, be sure to shut the system down properly, so it can make it through the frigid temperatures this winter.
Inspect Your Property for Possible Problems
As the temperature drops outside, it gives you the perfect opportunity to take note of any changes that may have occurred in your landscape that could impact how effective your sprinkler system is. When you notice these issues now, you can address them, so all the problems are fixed before spring arrives.
An important part of this inspection is to examine your property for problems that could affect your sprinkler system when warm weather arrives. Issues such as animal visitors, insects, and extreme weather during the summer can create holes, bumps or depressions that may have an adverse effect on your sprinkler system’s efficiency. If you notice any of these, be sure to take care of them now.
Purge the System of all Water
Even if it has been weeks since you have used your sprinkler, there may still be water in the system that has to be removed. The professionals can blow out your system using air pressure, to ensure it is dry. This will prevent the water freezing and causing serious damage to your sprinkler system this winter.
If water is left in your system, it can cause splits or cracks that will impact the performance – which may require extensive repairs. Also, if the underground lines are damaged, it can result in your lawn flooding, which may require extensive and expensive landscaping work.
If you aren’t confident on how to safeguard your sprinkler system on your own, then it may be a good idea to hire the professionals. At The IDL Company, you can work with a team of trained professionals who can help ensure your sprinkler system is ready to make it through the winter season unscathed. By investing in this maintenance now, you can save quite a bit of money and frustration in the spring.