Your lawn's irrigation system can suffer greatly from rust. In addition to clogging sprinkler heads and wearing holes in metal pipes, rust also leaves stains on various surfaces. If you want to avoid calling for home sprinkler repair in West Palm Beach, here are some tips to prevent or remove rust from your irrigation system. However, it’s important to remember that if the task is too large or you’re unsure of what to do, it’s best to call a professional.
Rust can enter your irrigation system when the water has a high iron content. Alternately, rust can develop in underground pipes because iron rusts when it is exposed to moisture and air. If you have rust stains all over your fences, siding, patios, sidewalks, cars, gardening tools, and other items, you have a rust problem.
You should conduct a water analysis to stop rust from getting into your irrigation system. This will demonstrate whether the issue is with the water itself or whether the rust is entering your sprinkler system in another manner. If there is a problem with the water, you should speak to nearby water treatment experts to make sure you locate a proper fix at the source.
You have a few options if the rust is in the sprinkler heads or pipes in your lawn. Consider replacing the metal sprinkler pipes with PVC or another corrosion-resistant material if they are made of metal. Your sprinkler heads must be disassembled and submerged in a rust stain removal solution as soon as you notice any signs of rust.
At O'Hara Sprinkler, we can help you treat, manage, and remove the rust that's accumulating in your irrigation system or sprinkler heads. Get in touch with our team to get started on your selected service!