It’s thunderstorm season again, and you may be concerned about or wonder if thunderstorms zap sprinkler systems. Lightning from a storm is a powerful force, and can most definitely affect your system. If preventative measures are taken, however, you can avoid damage.
Because you have zone wires running all over your property, your sprinkler system is a target for lightning. With one strike, the valve solenoid and timer could be damaged or even demolished. It could even get into your home’s electrical system.