Inspecting your sprinkler system regularly is essential to ensure that you are not wasting water or have potential underlying damage to your system that could be fixed as soon as possible.
Following these steps regarding what to look for when inspecting a sprinkler system will save you from unnecessary future trouble and money spending.
You are probably wondering… how to inspect my sprinkler system?
Follow the six-step sprinkler inspection below to ensure that you don’t look past anything when inspecting or preparing your sprinkler system for your property.
1. Check your water meter
Many homes make use of a dedicated water system. If yours is one of them, make sure that you double-check that the water meter is on. You can turn the water supply to your home back on simply by turning the valve clockwise.
It may take a few turns before the water turns on, and it can take a few minutes before water starts running through the pipes to the taps again.
2. Inspect the leak detector
Water meters have a leak detector. It usually depends on the brand of your meter, but in most cases, you will see the leak indicator spin. If it does, it means there are likely leakages in your system. If you notice this, there could be a potential issue needing maintenance.
3. Check the drip system
By checking the inside of your drip system regularly, you can distinguish when the filter needs cleaning or replacement. After checking the filter, look for the flush at the end of the drip system and open it, then run the water for a few minutes, and if there are no interferences, you are good to go.
4. Switch components on/off
Your system should have a backflow device. This device prevents contaminated water from mixing with the main water supply. Simply switch on the backflow device to prevent the backflow of water that is contaminated with the main water supply.
Check for an isolation valve in your system. If there is one, switch it off as well. These valves prevent various fluids from flowing into a specific area.
5. Do tests on different areas of your system
The tests you should do are mentioned above. If you have efficiently checked all of these areas without detecting any problems, your sprinkler system should be intact and ready for use.
6. Do a walkthrough
By doing a walkthrough in your yard, you will be checking for any indication of problems.
Things you need to look for will include:
- Broken, missing, or clogged pipes, fitters, and sprinkler heads
- Overgrown grass or plants around the sprinkler heads
- Overspray or runoff of water
- Too high or low water pressure
Alternatively, you can speak to the professionals at Star Sprinkler Systems Inc. at (609) 654-1241, and we will gladly send out one of our qualified and trained technicians to inspect your sprinkler system and conduct any repairs should you require it. We specialize in residential and commercial sprinkling systems and can offer advice, guidance, products, and services.