Springtime Sprinkler Tune-Up Checklist

Springtime Sprinkler Tune-Up Checklist
A checklist to get your automatic sprinkler system up and running again following its winter hibernation.

1. Check the soil-Use a shovel to make sure the soil is thawed to a depth of at least 12 inches.
2. Check the Valves-Inspect valves closely to ensure they are functioning properly and there is no leakage.
3. Check the Controller-Clean; check settings and replace the battery back-up.
4. Check for Surge-Open valve slowly when restoring water to avoid system damage from a water pressure surge.
5. Check Water Pressure-Make sure the water pressure is within the suggested operating range, typically 10-65 PSI.
6. Check for Obstructions-Remove dirt and debris from sprinkler heads.
7. Check for Wear & Tear-Replace broken or worn nozzles, valves, pipes, and other components.
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