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3 Reasons to Have Your Irrigation System Winterized by a Professional

There’s more to your fall yard maintenance than raking leaves. Your irrigation system needs your attention too. And if you don’t protect your sprinkler system before the cooler temperatures hit, your pipes will freeze, expand, and crack! So before it’s too late, pick up the phone and hire a professional to winterize your system!

  1. They have the appropriate equipment.
  2. Your home air compressor just isn’t powerful enough to blow out your sprinkler system. The combination of high volume and low pressure from the right compressor will minimize the damage caused during the winterization process if you were to do it on your own.

  3. They are properly educated and certified.
  4. When it comes to blowing out an irrigation system, put your DIY-skills aside. Irrigation professionals know how to adjust the air compressor, when to shut off certain valves, and where each station and zone should be activated to ensure the jobs is done correctly and safely.

  5. They will prep your system for the spring.
  6. Not only will your system get winterized, experts like Summer Rain will also review the system as they go. We’ll look for heads that don’t work properly or ones that are positioned too low. These notes will be vital to running a spring service as smoothly as possible.

Once cooler temperatures settle in, irrigation system winterization is an important service to take advantage of. During winterization, our team at Summer Rain will drain your system to ensure that no water remains in the pipes. If this service is not performed properly, any water left over in the sprinkler system could freeze and burst the pipes, which can be costly to repair. If you’re ready to winterize your yard, give us a call today at 203-629-8050 or visit us on the web.