Greywater and Rainwater Maintenance
We’ve been installing and monitoring systems for
over a decade and we know what works and what lasts.
We have installed many different kinds of systems over the years with different kinds of components. Plus we’ve stayed in the business long enough to see what works and what doesn’t. We are regularly in touch with professionals across the country to touch base on the latest materials and techniques. We strive to leave homeowners with systems that are easy to maintain and require minimum maintenance. However, some maintenance is unavoidable.
For simple rainwater and greywater systems, your system should be inspected annually. See your maintenance manual or let us know if you can’t find yours and we will resend it to you.
- Clean rainwater leaf filter and open first flush diverter to clean out
- Empty sediment bag inside your rainwater tank (if you have one)
- Check that greywater outlets are not clogged
- Check that greywater outlets are emitting evenly or as intended by running a load of laundry or running the shower while inspecting the emitters
- Check to see if mulch needs to be replaced or topped off
For our more complex pumped systems, regular maintenance is necessary. This may be every two months or twice a year depending on what kind of system you have. We always show you how to perform this maintenance but if you don’t want to be bothered, or just want some help we can be there!
- For simple pumped greywater systems (flood irrigation not drip irrigation) clean the filter every 4-6 months
- For advanced pumped greywater systems (drip irrigation) clean filters every 2-3 months
- For pumped rainwater systems, flush the lines annually, clean filters twice a year and have pump and floats checked at least once a year by us
We frequently get phone calls about systems other installers have put in that require maintenance. It will take an initial visit to get acquainted with the system in question. The more detailed information you have about who installed the system, what components were used, and what issues you are having will help us come prepared to troubleshoot.
- Pumps that are no longer working
- Greywater systems that lead to unknown places or are functioning questionably
- Smells that don’t belong
- Water pouring into or out of places it shouldn’t
- Code violations