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Spring has begun, and before you know it, it will be summer! It’s time to make sure your well, pump, and irrigation systems are all prepared for the coming warmth, as well as checking to be certain nothing was damaged during the cold of winter.

In today’s post, we’ll discuss some of the things to check and do to ensure you are ready. If you have any questions, need a professional to check on your systems, or need extra supplies like water softeners, give Eaton Well & Pump a call. Our West Liberty crews will come out and check on your water systems so that you don’t ever have to worry.

Inspect Lines and Outputs

Before you do anything, you’ll want to check your water lines and any outputs like sprinkler heads or irrigation outputs. In the time it has been dormant, the water lines could have been damaged by:

  • Freezing
  • Animal damage
  • Ground shifts

If any of these are true, you could be facing extra water usage, property damage, increased bills to fix issues, and more. Not sure exactly what to check or how? Call Eaton and we’ll be out in a jiffy to ensure that everything is in perfect working order, or to fix any possible problems.

Check Your Systems

After you’ve made sure that your water lines and water outputs are fine, you’ll want to do the same for your well and pump systems. Take into account all of the parts, water levels, and any necessary pieces of your system that have been out of use during the winter. If everything has been running throughout the cold months, it’s still a good idea to have your pump checked, just to ensure that it will continue to operate for the upcoming season without issue.

Turn Your System On

If your well or irrigation system is primarily used for watering your crops or yard, it is likely it was switched off for the winter. Once you are sure that everything is in working order, it’s safe to turn the water back on and let it start flowing back through the pipes. Check any of your sprinkler heads or water flows to make certain that the water is coming out properly and the heads are angled where you want them — you don’t want to be watering your driveway or spaces where nothing is planted!

Set Up Irrigation Schedules

Plan a good watering schedule for your irrigation system to water your lawn and crops at regular intervals. This will all depend on what you are growing and how much water it needs. A good watering schedule will keep everything from drying out or becoming overwatered, so this is an important part of setting yourself up for the spring and summer!

Call Your West Liberty Well And Pump Specialists

It can be difficult and frustrating to figure out why something isn’t working properly, or your busy schedule simply might not allow you the time needed to properly look over your well and pump systems. When you need expert support, get in touch with West Liberty’s own Eaton Well & Pump. With years of experience, our family can’t wait to help yours!