When you ensure that you inspect your automatic waterer on a regular basis, you will be able to limit damage that may occur to your waterer. This will help to keep it in good condition and functioning effectively overtime. Ultimately, you will want to regularly examine the waterer to identify any problems that may be present. Fortunately, our automatic watering systems are self-cleaning because the water doesn’t remain in the bowl for an extended period of time. Here are a few things that you should know about how to inspect our Bar-Bar-A automatic waterer.
Check Internal Parts
When you first inspect your automatic waterer, you will want to ensure that you check the internal parts of the system. This will help you to identify when any of these components are damaged. When you replace these damaged parts, you will be able to ensure that the internal components of your system are able to stay in good condition for an extended period of time. The appropriate maintenance will go a long way toward keeping your automatic waterer functional and effective.
Identify a Slow Filling Bowl
Check how long it takes for the bowl of your automatic waterer to fill. If it fills particularly slowly, it can impact how much water your livestock or horses are able to drink. When the bowl fills particularly slowly, you will likely need to have the drain valve changed. This can minimize these issues and restore the functionality of your automatic watering system.
Identify a Slow Draining Bowl
The opposite may also be true of your automatic watering system. When the bowl of your automatic waterer is draining too slowly, the filter is likely partially clogged. By cleaning or changing out the filter, you will be able to restore the functionality of your automatic watering system. It is important to pay attention to the speed at which your bowl regularly drains or fills, so that you can identify when changes are impacting your system.
Overflowing is a sure sign that there is a problem that is impacting your watering system. This is usually caused by a clog. In order to prevent this overflowing, you likely will need to clean the main valve of the system. This will help to ensure that water is able to flow effectively throughout the system.
Check on Paddle and Cable
The paddle and cable of your automatic watering system may sustain damage over time. In general, they may need to be replaced in order to ensure that they continue to operate as intended. It is important to regularly inspect these paddles and cables so that you can identify when they will need to be replaced.
Our Low Maintenance Automatic Waterers
In most situations, our automatic watering systems require very little maintenance. They are self-cleaning, because the water doesn’t sit inside of the bowl, which prevents the growth of algae. In addition to this, our watering systems don’t use electricity. You won’t have to inspect the electrical components to ensure that they are functioning as they are supposed to. This is also a much safer alternative for your livestock, because you won’t have to worry about the combination of water and electricity.
An automatic watering system can be incredibly beneficial for your property. It can aid in hydration and preventing damage to your property. When you install one of our automatic watering systems, you can limit a great number of problems. For more information about how to inspect your automatic watering systems, as well as the maintenance that they require to stay in the best condition, contact us at Bar-Bar-A today!