Set it and forget it… one of the great things about having a lawn irrigation or sprinkler system. While that is true for the most part, like many of our home systems, it does require a bit of maintenance and perhaps updating to stay in top working condition.
Maintenance for a system usually involves annual spring checkups. Spring maintenance includes opening the system after having been winterized, setting the timer for optimal watering conditions and making sure all the heads and nozzles are in working order. Working order is also defined as watering areas you actually want watered – minimizing the streets or sidewalks! Sprinkalawn will turn the system on and test the heads, valves and controllers for you as part of our regular spring maintenance.
Fall system maintenance is just the opposite. Water is turned off to the system and lines bled. This keeps the lines from freezing during the cold weather months.
The controller is an essential part of a well working sprinkler system. Controllers over the past ten years, just like every other technical device, have become more sophisticated and automated. The keypad technology, combined with rain sensors, work together keep your system from operating during rainy times, saving money on your water bill. Updating your controller – if it’s the old technology, will pay for itself with the new technology.
Rain sensors are a great investment if they are not currently part of your system. Rain sensors keep the system from turning on during the rainy season. It’s especially helpful for those summer showers when you are either sleeping, out of town or just away from your controller. Rain sensors save you both water and money.
Old parts that need replacing or heads is certainly one place leaks occur and those leaks are usually easily repaired.Not being aware of leaks can not only cost money in unnecessary water bills, but cause the ground to stay moist. Moist lawns have the tendency to fester mold and fungus, causing larger lawn problems and can affect the efficiency of the entire system. At today’s higher water costs, this can significantly impact your water bill – and not in a good way!
A very easy way to maintain your system is to sign up for a yearly plan with Sprinkalawn. We can service your system whether we installed it or not. With a plan in place, you can rest easy knowing your sprinkler system is in good working order each year and is set to deliver a yard you can enjoy all year long. Contact Sprinkalawn today to schedule your spring checkup or additions!
Not interested in a maintenance plan? You can still call us to set up a one time service call.
By the way – did you know it’s “off season” right now for irrigation systems? This is a prime time to take advantage of a lighter installation time before we start with spring maintenance and installs. Many people don’t even start thinking of spring until the weather starts warming up. Get ahead and save some money – contact us for an estimate on installing a worry free system for your home!