To ensure a clean and running lawn sprinkling system for many years to come, consider the following:
- Check connections before starting up your watering system. Check all connections between pipes, sprinkler heads, sprinkler valves and valve manifolds to make sure they are water tight. Reinforce these connections with sprinkler tape or pipe tape.
- Check and clean sprinkler nozzles and filters often. Valves, manifolds and spray nozzles should have filter screens to prevent clogging and blockages of debris. Check these filters to make sure they are working.
- Use a rain and freeze sensor. To reduce the wear on your yard sprinkler system, use a freeze and rain sensor. This sensor 'tells' your water timer not to water during rainfall and freezing temperatures to give your sprinkler irrigation pipes longer life.