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Disproving Sprinkler Misconceptions

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No matter what time of year it is, it’s never the wrong time to be thinking about sprinklers and other important landscaping areas for the spring. At Greenside, we offer residential sprinkler services that extend to these months even when you aren’t regularly using your sprinklers.

When it comes to getting a new sprinkler or sprinkler repair, there are a lot of unfortunate misconceptions that get around. Let’s go over some of the most common and set the record straight while we have the chance.

Huge Amounts of Water

The first and perhaps most common misconception about sprinkler systems is the water they use. A given sprinkler head discharges between 12 and 15 gallons of water per minute – compare this to the average fire hose, which discharges up to 150 gallons of water every minute. That should give you some perspective on roughly how much water is actually being used.

Sprinkler Heads Are Ugly

While some may think this, and it might even be true in many cases, this simply isn’t an issue modern homeowners have to deal with. Sprinkler system design and construction has advanced to a level where heads can be completely hidden in the ground while they aren’t in use, and they can even be color-matched to grass or another area so they don’t stand out. If you don’t want anyone seeing your sprinklers while they’re off, no one will.

Sprinklers Freeze and Burst

Residential sprinkler systems and services are designed for warmer months, but they have built-in failsafe guidelines to ensure there’s no freezing or pipe bursting during the winter. As long as you follow proper directives on blowing out and winterizing your sprinkler system, you’ll have no issues here.

Too Expensive

Finally, a common complaint is that a sprinkler system is too expensive. Did you know, though, that installing a new sprinkler system in a home can add up to two percent of the cost of construction to the home’s overall value? Given the way your yard and curb appeal also play into home value, sprinklers may actually return you more money than you realize in the long run.

For more on debunking common sprinkler myths, or to find out about our sprinkler installation or repair services, speak to the pros at Greenside today.


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