A spring start-up is the time of year when many irrigation systems have issues. Sometimes those issues are caused by lack of maintenance, sometimes it’s weather related damage or even operator error. Each spring we see a multitude of irrigation failures as homeowners attempt Spring Start Up on their own without consulting a professional first.
The following list includes common spring start up problems that can easily be avoided:
* Broken Pipes * Dirt & Sediment In Valves * Broken Heads * Clogged Filter Baskets * Cloggedrip Lines
Spring Start Up includes:
– unclogging of heads and sprinkler lines
– adding anti freeze
– turning on back flow preventers
– checking for leaks or broken heads and solenoids.
By having spring start up performed by professionals not only are you getting your spring irrigation system ready for spring, but it will be inspected thoroughly to avoid any potential future problems.
Spring Start Up can be an important part of preparing your irrigation system for spring and the coming growing season and we recommend it after the thaw is complete and before planting begins. This gives us plenty of time to ensure your system is working properly or fix any problems that may arise. Early spring is the perfect time to pay attention to your irrigation system after months of dormancy.
After spring start up we recommend a thorough inspection of all parts and components of your outdoor watering system. All valves, controllers and sprinkler heads should be checked to avoid any issues later on in the season. This also gives our technicians an opportunity to optimize sprinkler coverage by adjusting or replacing some sprinkler heads that may have been damaged over the winter months