Sprinkler Repairs and Replacement
Keep your eye on your Sprinklers during Green Waste Pick up week, you may get more than your green waste taken out.
Call The Watershed Irrigation specialists for Sprinkler Repairs and Replacement all areas Tel: 92743232
We repair Sprinklers and irrigation systems in all metropolitan suburbs regularly, we’re here to help, give us a call.
Green Waste Pick up Services cause accidental sprinkler damage
It’s a wonderful and timely service, however accidental sprinkler damage is easily done. Irrigation damage is very common when it comes to Green Waste collections. “Bobcats” Small hydraulic earth moving machines are used to do tasks like collect seasonal green waste from residential front verges. They operate on a contract basis around the Perth WA metro area on the behalf of Local Government.
Most of us are at work during the day when the Green Waste pick up occurs, sadly some of us return home to find more than the big pile of green waste has been taken out.
What else has been taken out at the same time? The odd sprinkler perhaps?
The most common way damage happens is from the weight of these heavy machines, they weigh around 1 ton. imaging the damage as they compact the turf and soil surrounding sprinklers and sometimes pipes underground, leaving pop ups more exposed to being run over, snapped off or simply crushed. Other common causes, is perhaps careless or inexperienced contracted operators usually in hurry and paying more attention to saving time when they scoop up green waste than care to avoid scuffing or crushing your sprinklers. Concrete or hard Nylon surrounds won’t help protect your sprinklers in this situation, Sure they will be protected from cars and light weight commercial vehicles, like vans and Utes, however they won’t protect sprinklers from these heavy 1 tone machines. The concrete surrounds are highly likely to be crushed by the weight of a bobcat.
If you’re Shire or Local Council Green waste seasonal collection has recently serviced your area, you will need to promptly check your lawn edges near the road and close to the end of your driveway.
Testing Irrigation Systems straight away for Damage
Test your irrigation system by turning it on momentarily and leave it running while visually check all are running with no obvious leaks, It’s important to leave it running for a few minutes, to allowing time for air to be blown out and pressure to build up, this is when you will be able to see any puddles collecting around the bottom of your pop up sprinklers.
Obviously if you see puddles or water fountains blowing up into the air, you have a problem underground that needs to be repaired promptly.
Why Fast Sprinkler Repair and Replacement is necessary and wise
Fast Sprinkler repair is necessary to avoid further damage to your system from unwanted particles and debris getting into your whole system that will most definitely damage your nozzles or render them in operable.
When debris enters your system it becomes harder and more expensive to resolve
The best time for Sprinkler Repair and Replacement is straight away, don’t leave it until spring or summer, It’s important to minimise particle debris damage. When debris enters your system it becomes harder and more expensive to resolve with the possibility of having to replace more sprinklers than just the original damaged sprinkler when the damage occurred.
Book now – Don’t wait until next seasons usage.
Service departments are usually fully booked well in advance of spring. The shortest waiting period for irrigation repairs once the warm rain-less days and heat sets in can be critical to the survival of your precious plants and garden that have been thriving thus far.