8 Things you need to know about Colorado Springs Sprinklers

Colorado Springs Sprinklers

1. Access

Often times, your Colorado Springs sprinkler installers are not licensed plumbers, and most likely, neither are you. Having a licensed professional come in to do simple work will save you a headache and valuable repair time.

2. Pressure

Usually, the higher your water pressure is, the better. No one likes taking a shower with a trickle of water coming out of the showerhead. Your sprinkler system has to be carefully regulated to maximize efficiency. There are often markings on your sprinkler heads so you don’t overpower your pumps.

3. Heads

There are two main types of sprinkler heads to be installed: fixed and rotary, which put out differing amounts of water. If they’re mixed, it can cause big problems for your newly installed system. Be sure you know which heads you have and be mindful of their placement.

4. Roots

Tree roots pose a time-consuming problem when it comes to installing a sprinkler system. While they are both avoidable, it adds a degree of frustration to your carefully mounted project. This is where you should consider having a licensed professional come in.

5. Solenoids

Solenoids is a fancy term for the valves that regulate each zone of your yard. They allow water to enter each zone and shut it off after a specified amount of time. These are the heart of your system and are controlled by low-voltage wiring.

6. Morning Hours

Watering late at night may seem like a no-brainer because most likely no one is using your lawn at those hours, but there are more practical reasons for watering in the morning. Mold and mildew are more likely to target your house with the increased moisture conditions overnight, and any excess water that may build up will be burned off by the midday sun.

7. Rain Sensors

Not only are they required under water conservation laws in Colorado Springs, a rain sensor can prevent you from spending your hard-earned money on over-saturation of your lawn. The sensors are usually attached to your home and automatically turn the system off if there has been significant rainfall.

8. Winterizing

Winterizing your system can be one of the best yearly investments you can make for your Colorado Springs Sprinklers. Essentially an air compressor is hooked up to your sprinkler lines after shutting off the primary valve inside your house. Blowing out sprinklers is where a professional will attach an air compressor to the system and literally “blow out” the water from the lines, pipes and other parts.

A professional knows how much volume and pressure to use when blowing out sprinklers, as many do-it-yourselfers typically use an insufficient volume of air and after having forced some water out, the air will ride over the top of the remaining water. This results in the remaining water draining into low spots and subjecting the system to freeze damage.

Lawn Pros is located in Colorado Springs, CO and continues to offer the highest quality sprinkler services at reasonable prices. Our goal is to surpass each and every one of our customer’s expectations while staying within a competitive price range. We want to earn our customers for life, and that’s just the way we treat you. 

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