Two Tips to Keep Your Misting System Running Smoothly
Owning a patio misting system at home is such a tremendous advantage to have if you live in an area where summer time can become too unbearable. Having a patio misting system allows you to save a tremendous amount of electricity as you have a cheaper alternative to keeping your air-conditioners running during the day. These systems also save a lot of water consumption, as they have nozzles, sprays, and other contraptions that maximize water usage. One of the only disadvantages in having a water misting system in your home is you must regularly maintain it. Here are two vital tips that may help you in keeping your misting systems running optimally throughout.
1. Ensure Proper Maintenance of your Misting System Accessories
The first step in ensuring proper function of your misting system is to check all accessories once or twice a year. Your misting system comes with various pumps, nozzles, filtration system, and hoses to name a few. You have to take apart your system to check for any damages on the following:
Water Pump. Without the water pump running optimally, your entire misting system will cease to run. To ensure proper maintenance of you water pump, inspect the filter at least once or twice a year. It is even recommended that you replace your filter years so as to avoid the accumulation of dirt and sediments that could really disable your water system’s purifier. In addition, an accumulation of sediments could block the flow of water from the pump to the nozzles that spray the water, thereby paralyzing your entire misting system.
Nozzles. Unlike the water pump, the nozzles of your water misting system should be inspected more frequently. A good recommendation is to examine the water nozzles at least three times a year by dispatching them from their respective areas and cleaning them one by one. This works effectively at preventing sediment accumulation which can clog the nozzles, preventing them from distributing thick mist.
Water Hose. The water hose may be the easiest misting system accessory to inspect as any perforations would be easy to spot while performing an ocular inspection of all hoses being used. Once a hole is identified, this entails immediate replacement of the hose. To prevent this, simply use higher quality hoses made from sturdier material. Inquire with your misting system providers about which hoses are ideal for longevity.
2. Disassemble Your Misting System During Fall and Winter
After summer has passed and you have no further need to use your misting system during fall and winter, it is imperative that you disassemble your entire misting system part by part. Make sure to clean each accessory properly before placing them in storage. The reason why you should not leave your misting system exposed outside during colder weather is it will accumulate rust, which will surely damage it to the point of no return.