Benefits of Winterizing Your Sprinkler System

Benefits of Winterizing Your Sprinkler System

Although autumn has just begun, cold days and falling leaves are key signs that now is the best time to start getting your home ready for the winter season ahead. And while you might be thinking about stocking up on extra blankets and cleaning up your fireplace, you should also consider winterizing your sprinkler system. It never hurts to stay prepared! 

Luckily, this is a simple task that can have huge benefits. Here’s why your sprinkler system should be winterized before the even colder weather arrives. 

Protect Pipes from Freezing

The process of winterizing your system includes draining it properly! It is crucial that you prevent pipes from being exposed to the elements and limit the potential for them to freeze. If a pipe or leftover water does freeze, do not wait for it to thaw before getting it fixed, as this can lead to a burst pipe and major water damage.

Avoid a Potential Flood

A potential flooding disaster could be waiting for you if a pipe freezes and bursts during the wintertime, and there are various ways it will hurt your home: 

  • The first place it would most likely affect is where the water enters your home. 
  • From there, it could run down into any room on that side of the house or into other places such as hallways, basements and crawl spaces, if they exist in your home. 
  • Flooding can also enter through vents or sewage pipes, which are sometimes connected to areas near entrances like garages or carports that could be vulnerable in heavy snowstorms due to overhanging trees or roof lines. 

To protect against these situations, we recommend winterization before the cold weather months by our professional team. Doing so reduces the likelihood of costly repairs during extreme conditions when you least want them!

Save on Energy Costs

Winters in our area can be very cold and hard freeze warnings are not uncommon — winterizing your sprinkler system can save money on energy costs during the season. When temperatures drop below freezing, all your pipes and hoses contract, which means they take up less space. You’ll save more money in the long run because winterization will prevent water from being wasted by running unnecessarily through a closed system. 

Contact Us For All Your Sprinkler Winterization Needs

The staff at Summer Rain are completely licensed, trained and carry full insurance coverage. In addition, we hold memberships in the Irrigation Association and the Connecticut Irrigation Contractors Association. We are known as one of the top 100 irrigation companies in America and happily serve our local community in Greenwich, Conn., as well as our neighboring towns.

Give us a call today at 203-629-8050 or visit us on the web to learn more about our winterization services.