Seasonal Checklist

As the seasons change, homeowners should be aware of preventative maintenance items that will help your home stay in tip-top shape no matter the weather conditions.    

Gutter cleaningFall

  • Turn off and blow out your automatic and manual sprinkler system.
  • Drain your backflow preventer and wrap it to prevent freezing.

  • Disconnect hoses from outdoor spigots.

  • Remove leaves from the roof gutters and be sure to point your downspouts away from your home.

  • Wrap pipes located in unheated areas or near exterior walls of your home or business to protect them.

  • Flush your water heater. Check with your tank's manufacturer for instructions on flushing, or call a plumber to do this.

Winter

Spring

  • Flush your water heater. Check with your tank's manufacturer for instructions on flushing, or call a plumber to do this.

  • Temperatures between March and May are fickle, so starting your sprinkler system too soon could result in costly damage and repairs. Wait until after Mother's Day to start your system.

  • Verify that the amount of water you're using to irrigate is appropriate for the time of year. Aurora Water includes suggested watering times from May through September on this web page

  • Aurora Water's conservation specialists can assess the condition of your irrigation system at no charge.

Summer

  • Inspect your irrigation system and change your controller schedule at least once per month. To do this, run each zone for a few minutes and check for leaks, breaks, clogged sprinkler heads and emitters, or anything else that may need adjusting.

  • Adjust your watering times back to a normal schedule once new sod is established. Neglecting to do this could result in a much higher water bill.

  • Aurora Water's conservation specialists can assess the condition of your irrigation system at no charge.           

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