Outdoor plumbing includes spigots and sprinklers. Colorado Springs residents can save a lot of trouble and headache by following a quick Spring or Winter checklist for proper care and maintenance of these outdoor plumbing systems. For all other troubles, we're available 24/7 to help you with your plumbing emergency. Just call 719-232-4720 to schedule a free estimate to have your spigot or sprinkler repaired.
Plumbing is so much more than meets the eye.
When you think “plumbing,” it’s common for things like sinks, toilets, and showers to come to mind. But plumbing systems are much more than the pipes and drains you see on the inside of your home.
In fact, the plumbing fixtures and pipes on the outside of your home are just as important as their indoor counterparts – even if you don’t knowingly use them on a daily basis.
Outdoor plumbing malfunctions make up a large portion of the emergency calls Colorado Springs plumbing contractors respond to, particularly during cold winter weather or heavy spring rainstorms.
Keep your home’s plumbing working on the inside and out using this checklist.
Even if your winters are mild where you live, you should still winterize your sprinkler system. If a cold spell does happen, it could do a lot of damage to your sprinkler system. To keep this from happening, there are some winterizing tips listed below. If you feel that you’re capable of winterizing the system yourself, you can. But most people feel that it’s better to have this done by a professional irrigation specialist. Many companies do offer a outdoor plumbing winterization service during this time of year.
“Why should I have my sprinkler system drained” is a question that you might ask. The main reason is so that your components in the sprinkler system don’t break. Damage can and often will occur when the water freezes and expands inside the pipes, valves and sprinklers. It is essential that ALL water be drained from the sprinkler system so that it doesn’t break when the cold weather hits.
Keeping your lawn properly hydrated is one of the most important tasks you can do as a homeowner to keep your grass looking green and healthy. But watering your grass regularly can be quite a chore, especially if you’re dragging around a hose to water your entire lawn.
A properly installed sprinkler system will keep your lawn watered and looking great. No more moving hoses around the yard or trying to remember how long the water has been on for. And with a little upkeep, a sprinkler system will be an investment that will last.