Friday, October 31, 2014

Dr. Sprinkler Repair LLC - Salt Lake City, UT - (801) 988-9671

Call Dr. Sprinkler: (801) 988-9671

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.
Turn Off The Timer
Automatic irrigation systems have a controller or timer. Most controllers have a “rain” or “off” mode that shuts off the signals to the valves. Turning it “off” allows the controller to keep all the essential programming information stored in it. The onlychange is that the valves will not activate. If you unplug or cut the power to your controller, be aware that you may need to reprogram it in the spring.

Call Dr. Sprinkler: (801) 988-9671

1 comment:

  1. I didn't realize you needed to winterize your sprinkler system. It makes sense that you would want to get any water out of the system before the freezing temperatures hit. My husband hasn't ever winterized our sprinklers and it seems like we have to make repairs every spring.