Spring season is finally here and the freezing temperature are gradually disappearing which means it’s time to reactivate your irrigation system and resume watering your lawn. Winters freezing and thawing may cause damages to your sprinkler system which means you need take a few critical steps to prevent damaging pipelines or irrigation components. With a thorough inspection, you may save costly repair or replacement.
Always remember, to take a short glance at the sprinkler system’s different components before turning on the water. For Professional Services, locate the best Hunter sprinkler dealers and service provider in your area for irrigation installation, repair, or maintenance services.
Start by opening the system’s main water valve to let the pipes be filled with water gradually. When these valves are opened prematurely, sprinkler main lines are exposed to high surge pressures, unregulated flow, and water hammer, all of which may cause them to fracture or break.
Check that each station valve is operating properly by manually activating all zones on the controller.
- Conduct a walk-through of each station on the controller, ensuring that the zone is operating properly.
- Examine the system for correct operating pressure (low pressure signals a line break or a missing sprinkler), sprinkler head rotation and adjustment, and enough coverage.
- Inspect and clean filters on sprinklers that are not operating well. Adjust heads as required to get the desired grade.
Reprogram the controller to enable automated irrigation. If required, replace the controller’s backup battery.
If applicable, uncover and clean the system’s weather sensor.
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