When people talk about fall and winter maintenance concerns for sprinkler systems, most of the conversation focuses on winterization. While winterization and blow out services are essential in places like Delaware, there are other things to consider when getting your lawn sprinkler system ready for late fall and early winter. In this week’s blog, we will discuss some of the adjustments, inspections, and repairs that your irrigation contractor can make to ensure that your sprinkler system makes it through this winter’s freezing temperatures unscathed. Read on to learn more about what you can do before winterization, and do not forget to contact the experts at Sposato Irrigation to learn more about our irrigation maintenance plans!
Adjust Your Irrigation Controller
One of the easiest things that homeowners can do at the end of summer is have their irrigation controllers adjusted. Your yard’s water needs change drastically throughout the year, and once the cool autumn weather hits in full force, your lawn sprinkler system simply does not need to deliver as much water as it does during the summer. Having an irrigation contractor change your controller’s settings to reflect the lower evapotranspiration rates and cooler temperatures that occur during the fall and winter months can help you conserve water, lower your water bills, and prevent overwatering.
Inspect Your Lawn Sprinkler System and Check for Leaks
Small cracks and holes in your pipes can quickly turn into huge problems. With trace amounts of water in and around your irrigation system’s pipes freezing and thawing throughout the fall, hairline cracks and small holes can further crack and expand. This can lead to broken components, flooding, and wasted water. Some damage may not be immediately evident, only becoming noticeable in the spring once you start up your system. To prevent small defects from causing extensive damage, you should have your irrigation contractor inspect your lawn sprinkler system for cracks, leaks, and other structural issues.
Replace Parts and Make Necessary Repairs
Once your contractor has located any issues with your lawn sprinkler system, you should have them make any necessary repairs or replacements in a timely fashion. Leaving faulty parts in your system can lead to unnecessary water waste and flooding. The experts at Sposato Irrigation can help ensure that your sprinkler system is performing as efficiently as possible, and our irrigation maintenance plans include various services to keep things in tip-top shape all year long.
Choose Sposato Irrigation
Sposato Irrigation is uniquely positioned to offer high-quality, affordable, and reliable irrigation services to homeowners and business owners in Sussex County, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millsboro, Dagsboro, and Ocean City, MD. Thanks to our expertise, innovation and decades of professional experience, we can meet the needs of large properties and small gardens. To learn more about our irrigation installation, LED landscape lighting, and commercial irrigation maintenance services, contact us today. We can be reached at 302-645-4773. Also, check us out on Facebook and Twitter.