Sprinkler Plumber: Tips on Landscape Water System Upkeep

Sprinkler Plumber: Tips on Landscape Water System Upkeep

Do you know what to do if your home is suddenly hit with a major crises? Fortunately, there are professional service organizations like Roto-Rooter that will come to the rescue when plumbing problems arise. There are so many tasks your plumbing expert can address. As a professional plumber, he can install your new home’s piping and sewage removal. He can install or fix the landscape sprinkler system. He will even unclog your drains. The list of all his specialties would take volumes. It is just important to know that there is an expert available when needed.

Landscaping is an essential part of your home. The first impression your visitors have of you is how well-kept and beautiful your landscape appears. The most important feature of your landscape is the water delivery system. If your landscape sprinkler system does not work or is malfunctioning, you will quickly have dry and dead spots.

If you have the tools and expertise to fix your landscape sprinkling system, then you will enjoy the upkeep. Perhaps it is like a hobby to you and you find happiness in keeping it in good repair. Here are a few tips and ideas in keeping your sprinkler system functioning well. Included are some tips on basic repairs:

  • If you live in a climate that enjoys cold winters, be sure to blow out your sprinkler system in the fall and turn off your system’s main water supply. Using an air tank or compressor and a pointed air nozzle, blow air into each lateral so all sitting water in the pipes is removed. Open the valves so any sitting water is able flow back to the pressure relief valve.
  • When you pressurize your system in the spring, check each lateral and make sure all heads work correctly. If you find any freeze breaks, repair them immediately. Parts for your sprinkler system are found in most hardware stores. Common methods for PVC pipe repairs are installing pressure couplers, splicing pipe lengths using primer and glue and flexing the splices into place, and using “quick-fix” adjustable implements.
  • If you find leaky sprinkler valves, you may be able to fix the problem by removing the top cap and bladder. Sometimes pebbles and dirt collect in the rubber valve bladder prohibiting it from opening and closing completely.

For any complicated issues or repairs, contact your local Roto-Rooter plumber for assistance. He will promptly arrive and completely and professionally address your plumbing issues.

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