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How a Proper Irrigation System Inspection Will Save You Money


Money! Money! Money! Cash! Cash! Cash!

If you’ve hung out here with us at all, you’ve probably read about the importance of regular irrigation system inspections.

But now it’s getting serious. This time it’s all about how sprinkler system inspections can save you money. Now you’re paying attention, right?

What happens at your Eau Claire, Wi sprinkler system inspection that saves you money? Let’s break it down — then go open an extra bank account.

A Sprinkler System Inspection Catches Problems Early

What kinds of problems?

Broken, leaking, or clogged heads. Broken lines. Damage caused by snow plows or lawn mowers. A controller set for the wrong season. A zone that won’t turn off. A loose fitting.

All sorts of problems.

irrigation technician and customer look at app for sprinklers Any of these issues, or others, could be causing your system to waste water and cost you money.

Ignore them, and problems will just get worse — and more expensive to repair later.

Meanwhile, you’ll be wasting water. And that means wasting money.

Catch them early, before they cost more to repair or waste valuable water, and you save money.

An Irrigation System Inspection Checks for Efficiency

Irrigation specialists know exactly where to look for possible water waste.

Is your rain sensor working properly so your sprinklers don’t turn on while it’s raining?

They’ll make sure the batteries are still working and that the sensor is adjusted correctly. And they’ll make sure sensors are clear and not obstructed by debris.

irrigation technician adjust sprinkler headThat saves water, which saves money.

Specialists make sure each of your zones turn on and off and run properly and aren’t wasting water.

All the details they check will make sure your irrigation system runs efficiently.

An Inspection Puts Eyes on Your System Three Times a Year

The best irrigation system inspection schedule includes tune-up visits by irrigation specialists three times a year: in spring, to start up your system, in fall, to shut it down, and that all-important summer visit to look over your irrigation system when it’s working the hardest. Summer is when your system is under the greatest demand, and things are most likely to go wrong.

irrigation expert runs through sprinkler system zonesEyes on your sprinkler system three times a year helps catch potentially expensive problems early, saving you money.

A Sprinkler System Inspection Checks Your Controller

It’s easy to forget about your trusty irrigation controller, tucked out there in the garage.

It could be set for the wrong season, or set to go on too many times, which means you’re wasting water, and money.

irrigation expert checks controllerWhen irrigation specialists visit for your Eau Claire, WI sprinkler system inspections, they’ll reprogram all the settings — what time of day it should run and for how long — for the current season.

Spring is cold and wet. Your settings shouldn’t be the same as in August, when it’s 90 degrees with no rain.

Fall Shut Down Prevents Costly Damage

This is a big one. Listen closely, and you might actually hear the “Ka-Ching!”

irrigation technician replaces sprinkler headYou absolutely have to get the water out of your pipes, valves, and heads before the first freeze, and this important task happens at your fall irrigation system inspection.

Read Our Guide to Irrigation Installation & Maintenance
Water freezes and expands, things break, and that means a costly repair.

Fall Irrigation Tune-up Winterizes Your Lake Pump

If you use a lake pump for your sprinkler system, it has to be winterized so it doesn’t break from winter’s freezing temperatures.

Irrigation specialists will add RV antifreeze to protect it, and cover up the ends of the pipes so critters don’t crawl in and camp out.

Protecting your lake pump means saving money.

And Don’t Forget Backflow Prep

Freezing water in the backflow device will damage the internal components and can crack the body.

If all the water isn’t out of your backflow device, you may need a plumber in the spring. Have you priced plumbers lately?

irrigation expert adjust controls Every backflow is different and requires a different procedure to winterize it. Irrigation specialists know the drill and will tend to this as part of your sprinkler system inspection in Eau Claire, WI.

Sprinkler System Inspections Save Money: Trust RainMaster

Sure, regular sprinkler system inspections keep your system running smoothly and efficiently and keep your lawn healthy.

But they also save you money.

If you’re tired of your irrigation system’s clogged nozzles, broken spray heads, or downright confounding controller instructions, isn’t it time to ease your stress? Time for a tune-up.

Ready to make your lawn life easier? Request a quote today! We’ll review your options together so you can make a confident decision. Then, you can finally enjoy your well-watered lawn and stop worrying about it.

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