Winterizing Your Lawn Irrigation System

The temperatures have plummeted and if you haven’t already, you need to make sure your lawn irrigation system is winterized. We work on lawn irrigation systems in Edina, and we can come to your home to winterize your system for you. Here is a brief rundown of what we’ll do.

Turn Off the Water

The first thing we’ll do to winterize your lawn irrigation system is turn off the water. We will shut it off at the main valve, which is generally located where the valve cannot freeze.

Shut Down the Controller

Depending on the type of controller your lawn irrigation uses, we will either turn it to “rain mode” or we will disconnect it from the power completely. Setting it to rain mode means your settings will stay as they are, so there will be no need to have them reprogrammed when spring rolls around again, but the valves will not come on.

Remove the Backflow Preventer

We will then take the backflow preventer out and have you store it somewhere safe for the winter season. We will be sure to properly remove it, as its removal can be somewhat complicated depending on how it is plugged in.

Remove the Water from the System

This is the most important part of winterizing your lawn irrigation system. The water removal process is key so there is no left over water in the pipes and other components that could possibly freeze and burst and cause a lot of damage to the system. There are several ways we can do this, but we usually use the blow out method where we use air to blow all of the water out of the lawn irrigation system.

Is it time to winterize your lawn irrigation system in Edina? Call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675 or contact us to get a Free Estimate.