Question: What do I need to do to maintain my irrigation system?
Answer: It's important to perform annual maintenance on your irrigation system so you do not contaminate your home's drinking water or lose money to leaks.
Proper irrigation system maintenance includes the following:
1. You need to have the backflow preventer tested annually by a certified backflow tester. It keeps your water supply from being contaminated.
2. Check for leaks, broken lines, and damaged sprinkler heads at least once a month. These easily get damaged when run over by lawn mowers or automobiles, or kicked by passersby walking their dogs or playing with kids.
3. Winterize your irrigation long before the winter weather sets in to prevent frozen lines.
E.R. Plumbing Services are Charlotte backflow preventer testing experts. Schedule an appointment to get your backflow preventer tested today.
Learn more about backflow and why it causes contamination of drinking water if the backflow preventer is compromised.
Learn about legal requirements of backflow preventer testing.
Learn how to winterize your irrigation system yourself.