As winter approaches, temperatures continue to drop slowly towards freezing weather. It is the time of year to plan sprinkler and irrigation system winterization. In fact, in order to keep your system from freezing it is essential that you have sprinkler and irrigation system repairs done as soon as possible. In addition, you can save money and time with a few tips on irrigation and sprinkler system winterization.
When it comes to protecting your lawn, it is extremely important to winterize your irrigation system. In reality, your sprinklers are the means of support for your lawn. The irrigation system provides your lawn with water when it needs it and helps it stay green and healthy. In addition, the system is also an investment that can be rather expensive. Keeping them in top shape will save you money and time.
Winterization of your sprinkler and irrigation system will prevent damage to the pipes and sprinkler heads when temperatures get cold. In actuality, when temperatures go below freezing, any water left in the lines will freeze up and cause damage. First the water freezes then expends. The frozen water then causes the sprinkler heads and pipes to burst. Unfortunately, when a sprinkler system is damaged, the cost and time to fix it can be rather large.
The Best Time to Winterize
It is best to weatherize your sprinkler system in the middle or end of fall. In addition, it is ideal time to contact a sprinkler and irrigation specialist is the first part of fall in order to guarantee service. Generally, the majority of people have their system serviced between October first and the end of November. The main thing is to have sprinkler and irrigation system repairs and service done before the first hard freeze. A hard freeze is when temperatures reach below 28°F (2.3°C). The first hard freeze depends on geographical location. For instance, the average first hard freeze in Portland Oregon is November 21st to November 30th.
Keeping Your Pipes from Freezing
Since it’s impossible to predict the weather, it is best to protect your sprinkler system from an early freeze. Don’t stress if temperatures are expected to drop below freezing before you can schedule a sprinkler system winterization. First, locate any exposed pipes and then wrap the pipes in towels, blankets or anything to give them insulation. This should protect your pipes long enough to schedule sprinkler or irrigation system winterization.
Contact a Professional
The importance of sprinkler and irrigation system winterization cannot be overemphasized. Contact a professional this fall to help protect your system and investment. At Bend Sprinkler & Irrigation, we have the right equipment and expertise to get the job done right the first time. Our fall irrigation and sprinkler system winterization service will save you time and protect your pipes from freezing. In fact, we are renowned for our high standards and knowledge in sprinkler and irrigation system repairs and quality service. Protect your sprinkler system and contact the professionals at Bend Sprinkler & Irrigation.
Hi, Mike here! There is nothing better than lush green lawns and beautiful blooming plants and flowers, especially in the Springtime! However, in order for grass, trees, flowers and shrubs to thrive they must have an adequate WATER SUPPLY! That's where effective irrigation and sprinkler systems come in! This blog is a dedicated space to discuss best practices and most efficient methods of watering.