The installation of a sprinkler system, although worth the money, can be rather expensive. Similar to other investments, you need to properly care for your sprinkler system. Just like you would do maintenance on your car, you need to do sprinkler maintenance, as well.
Before you turn on your sprinkler system for the season, it is important to have some sprinkler maintenance performed to prevent any damage or problems. Here are some things that can happen when sprinklers are dormant for a time period that would all be checked during routine sprinkler maintenance.
- Clogs: Dirt and debris can clog sprinklers, which causes them to not spray properly if they can spray at all.
- Leaks: Leaks can be caused by usual wear and tear or by unintentional damage as a result of lawn care.
- Obstruction: It doesn’t take much time for grass and weeds to grow over a sprinkler head, preventing the head from popping up and spraying.
- Overspray: Sprinkler heads often need to be adjusted so they spray the correct distance and water the correct areas.
- Broken or missing nozzle: Also easily caused by routine lawn care, sprinkler nozzles can be easily broken or go missing altogether.
Ignoring simple sprinkler maintenance could lead to potential damage of your sprinkler system, resulting in expensive repairs. Also, when not functioning properly, sprinklers waste water and can even overwater your yard and plants. Save money in advance by maintaining your system now. Our experts at Sprinkler King are eager to help you protect your investment, so give us a call to schedule an appointment today.