In Fairfield County, properly winterizing your irrigation system is an important part of maintaining and caring for your sprinkler system. When water freezes, it expands. In fact, eleven cubic feet of water will become twelve cubic feet of ice. The underground piping of your sprinkler system is typically installed 8” to 12” below grade and is highly susceptible to freezing throughout the winter. Failing to properly winterize your sprinkler system could result in costly repairs.
To help prevent damage to your sprinkler system, it is important to contact a licensed professional to winterize your sprinkler system. A licensed professional has the proper equipment and training needed to ensure your sprinkler system is protected for the upcoming winter months.
What does winterizing your sprinkler system involve?
- Winterizing your sprinkler system involves purging all of your sprinkler lines, heads and other important components of water through compressed air.
- Each yard has several sprinkler zones that make up your sprinkler system. Each zone is activated individually slowly releasing the compressed air into your sprinkler system components.
- By forcing air into your system, most of the water is expelled through the sprinkler heads themselves. A trained technician will evaluate each sprinkler zone ensuring the appropriate amount of water is purged. All of the water will not be expelled when winterizing, using too high of an operating air pressure, or winterizing an individual zone for too long can actually damage your sprinkler lines or heads.
- After each individual zone has been properly winterized, the licensed professional will examine any other components that need to be drained. These include your backflow prevention device, draining the water out of your mainline in your basement, garden faucets or any other components necessary.
In order to get the protection you need for your sprinkler system, Aqua-Lawn Inc. has the licensed professionals and equipment for the job. We’d be happy to schedule an appointment with you to ensure your system will be ready for winter. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 203-367-7444 or visit our website to Request an Appointment.