When you winterize your irrigation system in the fall could save you from major leaks when you begin to use your system again in the spring. If water is left in the pipes, valves and fittings, it will freeze in the winter and expand. This is strong enough to burst your irrigation system.
Here is the basic process of winterization by Greenway Irrigation:
- Water is shut off to the system.
- Water is flushed from the system with compressed air.
- System issues are identified.
- Backflow preventer is removed for winter storage.
- Measures are performed to prevent debris intrusion.
Common Questions Related to Winterization
- My system is supposed to be self-draining–is it?
There is a chance it will work properly, but since winterization is such as easy process that delivers big results, it’s not really worth finding out. Sometimes water can still become trapped.
- Are you familiar with my irrigation system’s brand?
We service every brand, including the big ones like Toro, Rainbird and Hunter. Our experience and great reputation go all the way back to 1992.
- Is it too late if it already got below freezing?
Not necessarily. Many times the first freeze won’t chill the ground deep enough to freeze, even if you see a front on your grass. But the sooner you act, the better.
Get Winterization Help From the Triangle Professionals
Have any other questions? Greenway Irrigation is happy to answer them at (919) 217-4340. If you’re looking for a well-known company in the Triangle area for winterization and to help restart your system in the spring, we are here for you. We’re responsive and as ready as you are to schedule an appointment.
Acting now will ensure there will be no costly repairs in the spring! The process takes just fifteen minutes to an hour, but it can have a huge effect on how much money goes into your system.