Sprinkler winterization is vital in preparing your home for the colder months. The process is simple and requires a few simple steps. By taking the time to winterize your sprinkler system, you can prevent costly repairs or replacements in the spring.
1. Drain the water from your sprinkler system
Draining the water prevents the pipes from freezing and bursting when the temperature drops. First, switch off the water supply. Next, open all the valves to drain your sprinkler system. Once the valves are open, allow the remaining water to drain out of the pipes. Now close the valves and store the sprinkler heads in a dry, protected place.
2. Remove any debris from the system
Debris can clog the pipes and cause damage to the system. To remove debris, start by disconnecting the hoses from the sprinkler heads. Next, brush or hose flush out any dirt or debris inside the pipes. Once the pipes are clean, reattach the hoses and turn on the water supply.
3. Add antifreeze to the system
Antifreeze prevents the water inside the pipes from freezing and causing damage. To add antifreeze, start mixing and turning on the water supply to allow it to circulate through the system. Finally, turn off the water supply and open the valves to allow the antifreeze to reach all parts of the system.
4. Cover any exposed pipes
Experts recommend that you take extra precautions by insulating any exposed pipes. This will help to keep them from freezing and bursting in the event of a cold snap.
Call Huskiez Landscaping for Sprinkler Winterization!
Winterizing your sprinkler system is time-consuming! Hiring an experienced contractor for the process is always a good idea. Our team will be able to properly assess your system and make sure that everything is correctly prepared for the winter. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.