Monthly Archives: April 2019

Sprinkler Repair

Sprinkler Repair

Sprinkler Repair
Sprinkler Repair

When you own a home with a sprinkler system and have had a home without one, you can appreciate the benefits of having a sprinkler system. A sprinkler system is a difference between having a dead lawn versus a green one. A sprinkler system reduces your water bill, water used, and time that you would have spent moving the hose around in the back. There really is no way going back once you have had a sprinkler system. I had a neighbor with a corner lot that I always saw out in his yard watering his lawn. He was always there. I asked him if he thought about getting a sprinkler system to save him some time. He said he enjoyed the extra workout he gets from moving the hose around. If you are like me, that is just insane. My time is precious and much better spent doing other things.

Now, what about sprinkler problems after a while? Yes like everyone else, I have needed a sprinkler repair time or two. The best thing about these sprinkler systems is that they make them so durable that they rarely need any repair. I bought my sprinkler system over eight years ago, and they have only had to repair it two times in those eight years. I do get my spring tune-up every spring allowing my sprinkler technician to check every aspect of my sprinkler system from zone to zone to ensure no leaks, appropriate spray, not clogged heads, soggy spots, or any other symptom my sprinkler system was acting a fool.

The only extra thing I have done is sprinkler winterization. I get this done when the weather starts to drop and the grass is in hibernation mode anyway. The best time to winterize your sprinkler system is before temperatures are below freezing. A sprinkler guy will come out and blow all the water out of my system to ensure no water is left to freeze, expand, and break those pipes. That would be a nightmare to fix and fortunately never had my pipes burst. This is one service I would never forget.

The two sprinkler problems I have ever had was a clogged sprinkler head on two different occasions. This problem was presented with what they call a sprinkler head cold. Get it?! The sprinkler head acts like it has a cold and has signs of coughing and sputters as it tries to operate in that zone. A clogged sprinkler head occurs when dirt and other debris migrate into the sprinkler head. When the system is running, it is unable to bypass this obstruction and results in a reduced spray, decreased grass watering, and a sputtering sound when trying to function. When this was occurring, I let it go on for a couple of weeks. My grass by that sprinkler head started to die. The sprinkler guy told me the sprinkler head is clogged and was underwatering my lawn in that area. It was just one patchy area where the sprinkler head should have sprayed. Once he cleared the obstruction in the sprinkler head, my sprinkler system was back to functioning the way it used too.

Septic Tank Service

Septic Tank Service

Septic Tank Service
Septic Tank Service

Regular septic maintenance helps avoid the need to create sewage backups. Someone will agree with me on the fact that doing something early and on a regular basis helps you avoid additional hustles that come along the way. Now, let’s come back to the septic maintenance. If we maintain our septic on a regular basis, we will basically be avoiding problems such as blockage and the need to construct sewage backups. There are a number of reasons why sewage backups are very important but far from that, there are a number of reasons why regular maintenance helps us avoid the need to create a backup.

Regular pumping help you avoid regular blockage

Doing septic pumping on a regular basis saves you from that foul smell that arises when your septic systems jams or fails to function. Not to mention the inconvenience of not being able to flush the toilet if you forget your septic tank service. In order to avoid this, make sure that you do septic pumping, and this should be on a regular basis. A good question to ask is, “How regular is regular?” It is simple, in this article, you will get an idea of how often you need to pump your septic tank or have it professionally done to avoid septic problems and keep things running smoothly at your home or business.

Septic pumping should be done monthly on special cases

Special cases mean when the circumstances under which the septic tank is as that time. For example, if you have one small septic tank that serves a number of households, then it is very crucial to pump it regularly. Due to the size, this septic tank will fill up regularly and require frequent visits from a septic professional throughout the year. Pumping it on a regular basis is very important because it helps you avoid blockage. If you can do it on a regular basis, then it is very crucial to do the septic pumping, and save yourself from issues that come with cleaning up an overflowing sewage system. How often do you pump your septic tank? I hope that you normally pump it once a month or within a very short period of time.

Ensure thorough solid waste removal

Septic maintenance is not just septic pumping. It is not all about checking whether there are problems with it either. If you have just sought for septic maintenance services, it is important to make the service provider know of the need to remove all solid wastes from your septic tank and assess for any other septic services needed. The removal of solid waste materials from the septic tank always ensure that there is no blockage at all. It is very crucial therefore to remove solid wastes to prevent blockage. Septic professionals will make sure that solid wastes are disposed into the right place and not be flushed into the septic system.