Winter weather is not far away. Right now is your when as per getting the ball rolling on the winterization of your irrigation system by a great, local lawn care services company. Buffalo and local area residents should call Advanced Irrigation to get on our schedule.
Why is it so important that a sprinkler system be prepared for winter? Why aren’t you able to merely turn off the water, leaving the system in a dormant state? Surely a sprinkler system can withstand winter!
You may feel free to take that chance. Water will be found at different points throughout the system that will freeze and expand as it metamorphoses into ice. With expansion on these levels, the system itself will be overwhelmed. It is far too much to ask of the lawn irrigation system’s myriad fittings, pipes, valves and other parts that could well be damaged beyond repair, calling for replacement. With this type of damage you will be left footing the bill for a replacement, come the warmer months of the year. Get a lawn services company out to your home that knows how to prep your irrigation system to withstand the annual deep freeze!
The winterization process tends to adhere to the same basic steps in moving from system to system, all being built up of the same relative component parts. The system will be drained using the automatic or manual drain valves to get most of the water out of the piping. Once this portion of the job is complete, compressed air in effect dries out the system, ensuring not a molecule of water is left within to freeze and damage the system. When we use compressed air, we calculate just the right amount to not damage the sprinkler system or any of their more delicate parts.
After the drying, we make sure the main valve is closed, keeping the water from flowing into the system and freezing when the temperatures get below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Any timers in existence will be turned off, preventing the system from starting up at any point during the winter months. All of that and your specific settings will not go away—they will be ready when called upon in the spring.
Fragile as they are to the winter, your irrigation system should have freeze and rain sensor installed within it, if operating without one. Outdoor temperatures and precipitation will be gauged. If you have not had our lawn care services team out to handle your winterization, freezing or breakdown may prevent the irrigation systems from turning on.
If you would like more information on lawn care services in Buffalo and neighboring towns, call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675, or you can contact us to set up your Free Estimate.