Sprinkler Maintenance Checklist


Once a month, turn on each valve of your sprinkling system during daylight hours and
perform an inspection.  Some automatic timers allow you to set a test run, or you can
program each station to come on successively for one minute.  Check the following:






¨         ¨        Is any water being sprayed on the street or sidewalk?


¨         ¨        Are there obstructions preventing the water from reaching the desired areas?


¨         ¨        Are there any observable leaks or breaks in the pipe?





      YES    NO      Are any heads…


¨         ¨        missing?


¨         ¨        broken?


¨         ¨        clogged?


¨         ¨        pushed too far into the ground?


¨         ¨        tilted or spraying in the wrong direction?





YES    NO      Is the pressure…


      ¨         ¨        too low?

(spray is not reaching all desired areas, spray is forming large water droplets, there are
doughnut shaped dry areas, rotor speed is too slow, rotors are not rotating)


      ¨         ¨        too high?

(spray is overshooting desired areas, spray is misting and there are dry areas between
heads, rotor speed is too fast, rotors are not rotating, heads are leaking)







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