Why winterize your sprinkler system?

Why Winterize Your Irrigation System?

A sprinkler system helps beautify your lawn and garden. But to keep that irrigation system running smooth a long time, you have to winterize it as the weather gets colder and colder. The process for sprinkler winterization consists of a blow-out method of ridding all the water from all the irrigation components. If you forget to winterize your sprinklers, you run the risk that water will freeze in the irrigation valves, pipes and sprinkler heads. When water freezes, it expands causing the parts of your system to burst – and this means your system is destroyed.

Sprinklers watering a lawnDo It Yourself or Hire a Company

You do have a choice on winterizing a sprinkler system. You can do it yourself or hire a professional company that has the proper equipment and expertise to do it for you.

It’s not uncommon for homeowners to fall prey to “weekend warriors” or other non-professionals that are dragging around an air compressor and offering to winterize the irrigation system for a very low price — much below the normal retail rate.

Homeowners who think they are getting such a great money-saving deal may later find out that it wasn’t such a great deal after all. They place their sprinkler systems in jeopardy by relying upon weekend warriors who are here today and gone tomorrow. They may put too much air pressure into the irrigation system’s pipes and heads and cause damage. They may also not get all the remaining water out, which could cause freezing damage.

Of course, turning the job over to a professional company with a track record of success is your safest choice. LiquiGreen has been helping families across the Grand Valley for over 25 years. We have the proper equipment and expertise to winterize your system regardless of size. Give us a call today at 256-1928.

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