Sprinkler Winterization is imperative to having a healthy sprinkler system; we can blow all water out your sprinkler lines with a high-volume air compressor. Most of Dr. Sprinkler’s repairs are for people who do not winterize their sprinkler system, so save money and winterize your sprinkler system.
How do I prepare my sprinkler system for the winter? The winter elements can be harsh, but Rain Bird, a top-notch manufacturer of sprinkler parts, has some tips for us:
“As the weather cools, it is important to prepare sprinkler systems for the onset of freezing temperatures. Water that is left in the system during the winter may cause valves or other system components to malfunction when the system needs to be operating at peak efficiency, during the spring and summer seasons.
The irrigation experts at Rain Bird recommend that homeowners that reside in areas with freezing wintertime temperatures take the time to properly winterize their irrigation system around the middle of autumn. Here are a few tips to get sprinklers ready for winter and ensure that systems are operating in the most water-efficient manner when the temperatures begin to warm up in the spring.
Insulate The Aboveground Pipes
It’s also a good idea to insulate any aboveground pipes, valves and backflow preventers. Wrap the valve in insulation (foam insulation tape and a plastic bag). Most home supply stores sell self-sticking, foam-insulating tape and foam insulating tubes for this task.
Call Dr. Sprinkler: (801) 988-9671