Preventing and Removing Rust from Your Lawn Irrigation System

April 28, 2021

Rust can wreak havoc on your lawn irrigation system. Not only can it plug up your sprinkler heads and wear holes in any metal pipes, but it also leaves rust stains all over different surfaces. Your home’s siding, sidewalks, fences and other surfaces may suffer rust stains when you have water with high iron content. Here’s how you can prevent or remove rust in your irrigation system, with the help of Magica Rust Remover.

How rust gets into your irrigation system

Rust can get into your irrigation system when your water has high iron content. Alternatively, the rust can form in the pipes in the ground—when iron is exposed to moisture and air, rust can form. You’ll recognize the rust problem when you see rust stains all over your fences, siding, patios, sidewalks, vehicles, gardening tools and more. Not only are they unattractive, but they can cause a lot of damage. Your sprinkler system may get clogged or spring leaks, which are expensive to fix—and if the rust starts eating away at your vehicles, you might be looking at thousands of dollars in body damage.

Remember, the longer you leave your rust problem to fester, the more likely you’ll suffer additional damage. It’s important to address the problem as soon as you notice it.

How to prevent and remove rust from your irrigation system

If you want to prevent rust from entering your irrigation system, you’ll probably need to perform a water analysis. That will tell you if the water itself is the problem, or if the rust is getting into your sprinkler system another way. If it’s an issue with the water, you should contact local water treatment specialists to ensure that you find an appropriate solution at the source.

If, however, the rust is occurring in the pipes or sprinkler heads, you have a few options. If your sprinkler pipes are made of metal, it might behoove you to replace the pipes with PVC or another corrosion-resistant material.

When the sprinkler heads are the problem, you’ll need to keep a close eye on them. As soon as you see signs of rust, you’ll need to disassemble your sprinkler heads and soak them in a rust stain removal solution, like Magica Rust Remover. Magica comes in both liquid and gel form. Use the liquid for soaking sprinkler heads. It will instantly remove all rust stains from your sprinkler’s interior and exterior, leaving it cleaner, shinier and more functional.

Magica Rust Remover is also great for removing existing stains from other surfaces, including sidewalks, siding, fences, vehicles and more. If your sprinklers have been leaving rust stains behind, let Magica do all the work for you. It turns rust stains into harmless salts—and you won’t need to scrub the surfaces for it to do its job.

When you need the best tool for rust removal in irrigation, Magica will do the trick. Shop online or reach out to us today to learn more about our product line!

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