With warm weather on the horizon, it's time to closely examine your irrigation system and get it in tip-top shape for Spring.
Winters are often rough on irrigation systems. Water might have seeped into your system over the winter and caused damage after possible Florida freezes. Your sprinkler heads are likely clogged with debris, and your pump needs attention too.
So, how do you make sure your irrigation system is ready for a successful watering Spring season? Use our helpful spring irrigation checklist to save time, money, and water.
1. Check your sprinkler heads
Sprinkler heads are the components in your irrigation system that are most vulnerable. If some holes look clogged, it means too much water will reach some areas, while not enough water will reach others - resulting in an unhealthy landscape and a lot of wasted water. Unclog, repair, or replace damaged sprinkler heads.
2. Check your pump
A troublesome pump means bad news for your entire irrigation system. Be sure your pump is running and delivering water to your sprinkler heads. If your pump is mysteriously shutting off or not running at all, it's time to replace or repair it.
3. Check behind the scenes
Inspect your system's valves and mechanical components. Successful distribution of water requires properly functioning valves. Leaky valves waste a lot of water and cause your water bill to skyrocket.
4. Take it easy when you turn it on
After checking to ensure your timer is clean and set to the correct date, time, and watering settings, allow the water to fill the pipes gradually. Too much water flowing too quickly through an empty pipe will burst your fittings. Open the main water valve nice and easy.
If you are looking to get your irrigation system in tune for Spring or are in need of irrigation repair services, contact Nick's Fix It. We service The Villages® Community as well as all of Lake and Sumter Counties in Florida.