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4 Ways to Prevent Sprinkler System Flooding

water damage restorationLandscaping is an integral part of making sure your property’s lawn stays green throughout the warmer months. That includes needing to water the grass on a regular basis. And if you’re not careful, these systems can cause water damage and flooding to your foundation and basement. It’s important to do an inspection each year before you begin running your sprinkler systems because parts can easily become damaged over the winter. Here are 4 ways you can prevent sprinkler system flooding this season.

1. Inspect for Broken Parts

One of the first things you can do before running your sprinkler system this spring is inspect the entire system for any damaged parts. This includes hose bibs or outdoor spigots to ensure they’re working properly. If there is a broken pipe, water can drain into basements and waterwells, leading to flooding and even foundation damage. A sign that there might be an issue with your hose bib, is if you’re noticing decreased water pressure.

2. Test Each Sprinkler Station

It’s a good idea to check each sprinkler station to ensure they’re all working properly. You’ll want to make sure they’re all spraying the lawn and not the house. Also, if any have low pressure, it can cause your yard to become soggy in that area. This might mean something is broken underground.

3. Clean Out the Filter

Filters protect your sprinkler system from debris. Even if you have clean water, small particles can cause the filter to become clogged. One way to prevent sprinkler system flooding is cleaning the system’s filter. This should be done at the beginning of the season and once a month after that while it’s in use. 

4. Adjust the Timing

It’s important to pay attention to the weather when you’re regularly running your sprinkler system. Not only is it a waste of water to water the grass on a day that rain’s expected, it can potentially cause flooding if there are cracks in the property’s foundation. If you’re watering the grass everyday regardless of rain, the ground can become spongy and soggy. Your system doesn’t need to be run everyday. About 30 minutes three times a week should be enough. Be sure a timer is set so you don’t forget to turn the water off.

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