May 16, 2016 Spring Startup Checklist
Spring is finally here, and the weather makes it hard to stay indoors. Now is the perfect time to inspect your sprinkler system and change over from winter watering. However, you should take a few very important steps to make sure you do not damage pipes or irrigation components. Precision Sprinkler Services, Inc. is a premier company that offers the highest quality of sprinkler work throughout the tri-state area. Our company offers a highly trained and motivated work force that will ensure your sprinkler system is up to date and running smoothly. The three owners in our corporation have over 30 years of combined experience in design, maintenance and inspection on all types of systems. By adding a Precision system to your home or office landscape, you can ensure that your system is running as efficiently as possible throughout the year. Here are the steps a Precision technician will perform for your Spring sprinkler startup.
1. First, our pros will open the system main water valve slowly to allow pipes to fill with water gradually. If these valves are opened too quickly, sprinkler main lines are subjected to high surge pressures, uncontrolled flow and water hammer, which may cause them to crack or burst. Luckily, our team is highly specialized so you’ll never have to fret about water flow.
2. Next, Precision will carefully verify the proper operation of each station valve by manually activating all zones from the controller. During our walk through, we check for proper operating pressure (low pressure indicates a line break or missing sprinkler), proper rotation and adjustment of sprinkler heads, and adequate coverage. We’ll even adjust the sprinkler heads to grade as necessary.
3. Our last step is to reprogram the controller for automatic watering and update the automatic weather sensor.
Remember, it is always best to hire a qualified professional contractor when performing tasks, like our Spring Start-Up. Irrigation contractors are experts in hydraulics, proper sprinkler system layout, plant watering requirements and soil types. Their skills will ensure a water-efficient system and years of trouble-free operation.
To get connected with an irrigation professional, visit Precision Sprinkler Services a call or visit our website. We will put you in touch with a qualified professional near you that will ensure your Spring Start-Up is properly completed.