Your irrigation system takes a break throughout the fall and winter months. However, as summer approaches, you’ll want to ensure your irrigation system is up to the task.
To keep your lawn lush, hydrated, and healthy during the Texas summer, you’ll need to water it regularly. If you haven’t used your sprinkler system in a while, make sure it’s still working before summer arrives. If the system is compromised, it could result in more than simply dry, dead grass. It might also require expensive repairs.
Here are some tips to prepare your irrigation system for the summer.
Inspect Your System for Leaks
When turned off, your sprinkler system should not leak any water. If there are leaks, your water expenses will increase. You can easily spot if there are any leaks simply by looking to see if there are any unexpected wet areas. If a nozzle leaks after the system is turned off, there is a problem with the zone control valve.
Hire a Professional to Repair Broken Heads and Nozzles
If you haven’t used your sprinkler system in a while since it was turned off during winter, it’s good to schedule a test run to ensure everything is working correctly. Take some time to clean out any dirt that has clogged the heads. If you don’t know how to do this, hire a professional to get the job done right.
You may see some dry spots on your grass when you first turn on your system. These are caused by equipment that prevents water from completely covering the region. If there is too much dirt or debris in the system, the sprinkler heads may be damaged. They may also break when nozzles, rotors, and heads are stepped on or driven over. Even if the parts appear in good condition, they may leak when the system is turned on. When any of these things occur, it is best to seek help from a professional.
Check That Your Irrigation System Shuts Off Correctly
Configure your automated irrigation system to turn on according to your schedule. It must automatically shut down after a specified time has passed. If this does not occur, your yard may flood, resulting in costly expenses.
You may have an issue with one sprinkler head running after the others have been switched off. This type of failure indicates a controller scheduling error or a mechanical issue.
To figure out why the controller is malfunctioning, turn your sprinkler off. You can inspect the controller to see if it’s faulty when the system needs to shut down. If the system continues to run after the controller is turned off, turn off the water supply and call a professional to resolve the problem.
Prepare Your Irrigation System for the Summer
Contact Austex Sprinklers for expert and adequate preparation of your irrigation system for the summer. We are dedicated to providing high-quality service, seamless installation, trustworthy maintenance and repair, and absolute customer satisfaction in Austin, Texas, and nearby areas. Call us at (512) 721-8564 today!