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Tips on Keeping Your Sprinkler System Working Efficiently

Let’s face it: Keeping your lawn well-maintained is difficult. Luckily, a sprinkler system is made to make your life easier! This system is an essential tool for watering your lawn and keeping it green and healthy throughout the year. However, as with any other electrical or mechanical device, your irrigation system needs routine maintenance and care to function properly. 

In this blog post, our Summer Rain team has compiled essential tips to help keep your sprinkler system efficient. 

1. Inspect the Sprinkler Heads

The sprinkler heads are one of the primary components of your sprinkler system. When water is not properly distributed either because of leaks or damage to these units, it can lead to wasting water and high utility bills. Regular inspections at least once a year are essential for ensuring your sprinkler heads remain in good working condition.

2. Adjust the Watering Schedule

Your lawn’s watering schedule depends on various factors, including the weather, soil type and plant type. You can save a significant amount of water and money by properly setting up a watering schedule that better meets your needs. It is also advisable to saturate your lawn at night or early in the morning when transpiration rates are low; this helps prevent evaporation (which can lead to wasted water).

3. Regular Cleaning of the Filters and Valves

The filters and valves of your sprinkler system are critical to the overall functioning of the design. When these essential pieces are left unmaintained or clogged, it can decrease water pressure and even damage the system. Regularly cleaning these parts can help prevent clogging from dirt and debris build-up.

4. Keep Your Sprinkler System Free from Debris

Maintaining the cleanliness of the sprinkler system is also another essential to keep it working efficiently in the long term. When debris like twigs, leaves or grass clippings are allowed to accumulate, it can overwhelm the system, obstructing water from distributing uniformly, which can lead to wasted water and uneven lawn coverage. A practical way to prevent this is to clear debris and trim your premises regularly, keeping everything neat.

5. Hire a Professional to Maintain Your Sprinkler System

Regular upkeep of your sprinkler system is essential for keeping it working efficiently. Although there are some DIY sprinkler maintenance tips, you may not know everything that is required to keep the system in good working condition. A professional technician can identify potential system issues and prevent damage to your lawn. They also have the necessary equipment and expertise to ensure your irrigation system is always working well.

Invest in a Professional Irrigation System

For more information on protecting, improving and enhancing your lawn, contact us at Summer Rain Sprinklers. We’re happy to help you find a solution that fits your unique home and budget, from irrigation systems to landscape lighting and emergency servicing.