Your sprinkler system did its job for you this summer by keeping your grass green and healthy, but now it’s time for you to take care of your sprinkler system. Winterizing your sprinkler system will help save your pipes from bursting and causing damage to your home and lawn. Below, we give you the lowdown on the importance of winterizing your sprinkler system.
Winterizing takes a few necessary steps — shut off, inspect, drain, and blow out. In the simplest of terms, winterizing involves making sure all of your sprinkler system components are functioning correctly, addressing any repairs, and then finally draining and blowing out any water.
Neglecting to take these steps can be dangerous for your home’s foundation. Any residual water left behind can freeze and expand inside your pipes. The expanding will ultimately cause the pipes to burst — similar to when you leave a soda can in the freezer. Without proper winterization, the frozen water will melt once the warm weather returns and you will have to deal with flooding. This flooding will take over your home’s foundation and can also outpour on to the grass that you worked so hard on last spring.
Your pipes are not the only components at risk as temperatures drop. Your sprinkler system is comprised of sprinkler heads, fittings, valves, pumps, and other components. Much like the pipes, these components are at risk of breaking, popping off, or morphing. This could result in many costly repairs and replacements.
Unfortunately, most warranties don’t cover damages that were done by freezing temperatures, meaning you’ll be left paying for the repair costs. Repairs for pipes that have burst or flooding damages can come at a hefty price. To avoid paying these extra costs, make sure to schedule your sprinkler winterization as soon as possible.
Your sprinkler system is an investment that you can reap benefits from season after season. Winterizing your irrigation system can truly make or break your yard for the coming spring. Our team of outdoor specialists is armed and ready to help you with all of your winter maintenance needs. Contact us today to schedule your sprinkler system winterization!