If your home has a lawn/landscape irrigation system, regular inspection and sprinkler maintenance are key to keeping it operating efficiently and effectively. Sprinkler systems offer consistent water for lawns and gardens on commercial, residential and public properties alike. Regardless of the size or configuration of your sprinkler system, it’s important to stay on top of maintenance and sprinkler system service in Omaha, Nebraska. Read on for some essential Fall Sprinkler Maintenance Tips.
Fall Sprinkler Maintenance Tips
At Pioneer Underground Lawn Sprinklers in Omaha, Nebraska, we’re here to help with all these maintenance area as well as home sprinkler repair. Here are some basic Fall Sprinkler Maintenance Tips.
What to Look For: Fall Sprinkler Maintenance Tips
When something goes wrong with an irrigation system, the consequences generally fall into two categories:
- wasted water
- plant damage or loss
Water is wasted if too much of it is applied or if it goes where it shouldn’t. Plant damage or loss, as the result of an irrigation issue, can occur if too much water or too little water reaches the affected plant(s). As you might imagine, these consequences can be quite costly.
Back Flow Check
If you run an automatic sprinkler system, it’s vital to have your backflow connection checked every year. Fall is generally a good time to do this, if you haven’t already done it in spring – if your sprinklers do a lot of work, both might even be good. A failure to regularly check backflow connection can lead to serious issues with expensive repairs. Contact our specialists if it’s been more than a year since you had yours checked.
Check for leaks
You should pay attention to signs of leaks in your sprinkler system by checking connections and looking for areas with puddling water. In some cases, you might be able to fix a leak simply by tightening a connection, but you might need to replace hoses, lines and gaskets to fix more sizable leaks.
A rain sensor can help you save money and water in your home, so if you don’t already have one, we suggest having a professional come and install one. The sensor will shut off once an adequate amount of rain has accumulated — which is perfect for the fall season where it rains more often.
Repair or replace parts as necessary
If there are any issues with your system, you should have them repaired quickly. Leaving issues for too long can cause problems to become worse and prevents you from getting the most from your sprinkler system. By investing in professional sprinkler system service in Omaha, NE, you can ensure that your system will continue to operate effectively and efficiently for years to come. A sprinkler system company can also provide you with advice and recommendations to help you maximize your water use and keep your landscaping healthy.
This is often done by introducing carefully controlled air pressure to individual zones until the entire system has been cleared. While this does not guarantee there will be no damage from shifting and movement of the ground during freeze and thaw cycles, it does remove the threat of freeze damage caused by water left within the sprinkler system components.
Finally, winterization is important to ensure your system stays safe through the season. Our professionals can handle the winterization process for you from start to finish.
Pioneer Underground Lawn Sprinklers | Omaha Sprinkler Systems
Contact Pioneer Underground Lawn Sprinklers to schedule a free estimate on a system install or to find out what you can do to make your existing system more efficient. We welcome commercial and residential clients. And remember, whether you need our services now… or later in the season, Your Healthy Lawn is Our Passion and we are only a phone call away! Call 402-934-7900 to schedule your service.