Spring Sprinkler Startup
Spring Sprinkler Start Up
Shutting down your sprinkler system and blowing it out (or winterizing it) is essential if you want to keep it safe during the colder months. And as soon as the snow begins to thaw and the sun begins to shine, it’s time again to get your sprinkler and irrigation system running.
But how exactly does that work?
At Wetscape, a Royal Irrigation Company, we make sure to start up your sprinkler system the right way, avoiding any potential damages or complications that you might run into on your own. Call us today and ask about our spring sprinkler system start up service.
What is a Spring Start Up?
New homeowners may be unfamiliar with some of the terms we use in the home irrigation industry, and “spring startups” may be as unfamiliar as “winterizing your sprinkler system”.
Simply put, a spring startup is what you need to do to get your system running after turning it off for the winter, and you need to make sure you turn it on right. Going about it the wrong way could cause you to have a year of faulty irrigation for your yard.
The Spring Startup To-Do List
Our irrigation experts at Wetscape, a Royal Irrigation Company, are both meticulous and efficient. Our to-do list typically involves a number of tasks, including:
- Open the main sprinkler shut off valve
- Set or program the timer
- Test the rain sensor
- Test all lines for any possible leaks
- Check and adjust all sprinkler heads
- Test all valves, assess any problems that may be present
- Cut and clean grass growth surrounding sprinklers
And that’s only half of the work we do. Our inspections include all backflow devices, valve manifolds, and the main lines of the system. We make sure that all sprinklers are appropriately placed and have the right amount of height in relation to their surrounding landscaping. If any repairs are necessary, we will evaluate and recommend the top solution for your yard.
Can I Do a Spring Startup on My Own?
While it is possible to startup your irrigation system without the help of trusted professionals, there are a number of ways you can damage your irrigation system. This will end up costing you more in repairs than you would have saved otherwise.
Some of the common mistakes that we have seen include:
- Performing the startup too early. If this is done too early, the soil might still be frozen, letting in freeze damage to your irrigation system.
- Rushing the steps too quickly. Each step must be done for the right amount of time, such as running each zone for roughly 2-3 minutes prior to running the main supply valve.
Contact Us for Your Spring Sprinkler Start Up Today
Schedule your appointment with our irrigation professionals at Wetscape, a Royal Irrigation Company, and give your yard the expert treatment it needs today.
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