water droplets on grassWelcome to the Hessenauer Sprinkler Repair and Irrigation blog and website. We like to provide our online visitors with news, tips and advice concerning sprinkler irrigation and drainage. As spring arrives and freezing temperatures cease nationwide, it is soon time to think about sprinkler irrigation Spring start up. It is time to prepare to turn on irrigation systems and start watering again.

In order to prevent pipe or irrigation component damage, take these very important steps:

1) First, open your main water valve slowly in order to allow the pipes to fill with water gradually. Should those system valves be opened too quickly, sprinkler main lines are subjected to high surge pressures, uncontrolled flow and water hammer, which may cause them to crack or burst.

2) Verify the proper operation of each station valve by manually activating all zones from the controller.

3) Test out each station on the controller, checking for proper operation of the zones. Check for proper operating pressure (low pressure could indicate a broken line or missing or damaged sprinkler heads), proper rotation, adjustment of sprinkler heads and adequate ground coverage. Check and clean filters on poorly performing sprinklers and adjust heads to grade as necessary.

4) Reprogram the controller for automatic watering. Replace the controller back-up battery if necessary.

5) Uncover and clean the system weather sensor, if applicable.

It is always best to hire a qualified professional contractor when performing tasks like Spring sprinkler irrigation start up. Irrigation contractors are experts in proper sprinkler system layout, plant watering requirements and soil types. Our skills can assure a water-efficient system with years of trouble-free operation.

Since 1979, Hessenauer Sprinkler Repair and Irrigation has been trusted to solve irrigation, flooding and drainage problems in Orlando and Central Florida. We offer solutions to all your irrigation and drainage needs, so contact us today for an estimate.

Keep posted on our blog and website for more tips, news and advice concerning residential and commercial installation, sales, service and repair of drainage and irrigation systems in Central Florida. Call us at 407-302-2227 to discuss a sprinkler irrigation or drainage project today!