Top 6 Sprinkler Myths

November 30, 2022

As a homeowner, you rely on your sprinkler system to keep your lawn looking green and lush all summer long. But what if you're doing it all wrong?

If you're a home owner, there's a good chance you've got a sprinkler system. And if you've got a sprinkler system, there's a good chance you've heard some of the myths about them. In this blog post, we're going to dispel some of the most common myths about sprinkler systems and teach you the truth. So whether you're new to home ownership or just want to get more out of your sprinklers, read on!

Myth #1

Most home owners think a residential sprinkler repair is not needed once you have a full sprinkler installation. But the reality is you do need to perform routine maintenance or sprinkler adjustment / Spring Tuneup every month. Sprinklers to miss rotate if something is off, like a sprinkler getting bumped or if the valve is not producing the right amount of pressure.

Myth #2

If I install a drip system in my flower bed you don't need to worry about it anymore. Truth is most drip emitters are fine for years, but because of the weather the system will start functioning improperly.

Myth #3

Using any sprinkler head; whether it's a popup or rotor is the same. As long is it waters the lawn it should be good. Right? Wrrrong! It really matters to use the same style of head along the whole sprinkler station.

Myth #4

My smart sprinkler Timer will let me know if I have a leak in my system. That is partially true; if your solenoid is busted and water is going through the system it will not always tell you but some systems will.

When installing the...... to your sprinkler timer then it will tell you but that is a additional part in addition to your timer that must be installed.

Myth #5

I need to wait until the spring to work on installing my new full sprinkler installation. The truth is you can install a system anytime of the year as long as you are able to blow out the lines at the end of the day before the temperatures fall below 35 degrees or lower.

Myth #6

I don't need to blow out my sprinkler system in Utah County. This is something that we hear a lot and the real answer is yes you do. The reason most homeowners believe this is not a necessary service is because we have had many years of mild winters and therefore they have had luck that the pipes haven't froze.


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