The Importance of Winterizing your Sprinkler System

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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 it. Winterizing your sprinkler system will help save your pipes from freezing and potentially even bursting. Just shutting off your sprinkler system is simply not enough. Below we have provided a list of why winterizing your sprinkler system is very important.

Flooding
Not winterizing your sprinkler system can be dangerous for your home’s foundation. If the water in your pipes freezes, it can expand causing the pipes to burst. Once the warm weather returns, the frozen water will melt and you will have to deal with flooding. Flooding can also happen on the exterior and damage the grass that you worked so hard on last spring.

Destroying your sprinkler system
Did you know that your sprinkler pipes and other components of your system are at risk of bursting when temperatures start falling below freezing? Like we said above when water freezes it expands. This can cause your sprinkler system’s fittings, sprinklers, valves, pumps, and pipes to break.

Warranty can be lost
This is an important issue. 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. The professionals at SunCo would be more than happy to help you with all of your winter maintenance needs. Contact us today to schedule your sprinkler system winterization!

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