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When Should I Start Winterizing My Sprinklers?

The days and nights are getting colder, and now is the time to start breaking out the sweaters and comfy socks! It’s also time to consider your sprinkler system and how you can prepare it for this upcoming winter. With the risk of freezing, breaking, flooding, and more, you don’t want to take any chances when it comes to your system.

So, when is the best time to begin winterizing your sprinklers?

First, What is Winterization?

Before the cold weather settles in, proper drainage of your system is critical! Any leftover water in the pipes can freeze, causing them to burst. A few benefits of getting your sprinkler system ready for the winter include:

  • Helps you save money by lowering your water bills
  • Prevents damage from freezing water in pipes
  • Extends the life of your watering equipment
  • Reduces the chance of water damage in or around your home
  • Protects the environment from runoff

    Average Winterization Period

    Our winterization process begins in September and runs until November. It’s an essential part of proper sprinkler care, so if you’ve been thinking about winterizing your sprinkler system, now is the time to do so. Winterizing your sprinklers reduces the likelihood of unexpected problems and sets the stage for everything to run smoothly this cold season. The longer you wait, the more of a risk that poses for your system down the road.

    Avoid costly repairs by calling Summer Rain to ensure your system is dry and protected from winter damage.

    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.