Get Your Sprinkler System Ready for Spring

Every year, spring rolls around and the folks who own lawn irrigation systems start thinking about getting the grass healthy and green.

There is no doubt that a quality sprinkler system can be a great addition to a yard and lawn. However, it's also important to understand that you need to check out your lawn sprinkler system before turning it on and operational for the spring and summer months.

The water will need to be re-introduced to the lawn sprinkler system. You'll need to check on the water supply before running the sprinkler system.

You want to be on the lookout for any work or damaged. This can apply to hoses to sprinkler heads and everything in between. Check suction lines and filtration systems. Also take a look at pumps and pump control systems. It's also very important to make sure all backflow devices are working properly.

Remember that things like sprinkler heads and valves have a certain shelf life. They should last for a while and they won't come stamped with an expiration date, but it's important to check these devices every year to make sure they are not worn out or broken.

So what are the tricks for spotting faulty equipment? Remember that your lawn sprinkler system is made up of zones, with sprinkler heads in each zone. Walk around each zone and look for wet spots. This can be an indication that a sprinkler head is leaking or not popping up. Check each head and see if it has a leak at the wiper seal or base of the sprinkler head.

If you want to check your pump or believe the pump is not working properly, it's best to reach out to a professional.