Now's the Time to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

Winter is coming! You may be in the midst of pulling out your coats and making plans for the holidays. But there are some other important things that must be done around your home to prepare for cold weather. This is especially true if you have a sprinkler system for your lawn. There are important steps that must be taken in order to protect your equipment through freezing temperatures. If you don’t winterize your sprinkler system, you could be looking at big damages—and big repair bills.

It’s Time to Winterize your Sprinkler System

Take a good look at the picture above. This is what will happen to a backflow prevention device on an above-ground installed lawn sprinkler system if it’s not properly winterized. Choosing to winterize the backflow device on your irrigation system is the single best way to make sure you don’t become a victim of freeze damage. Although repairing freeze damage has always been expensive, it’s even higher now. The new no-lead laws that have gone into effect have caused the price of replacing your backflow device to skyrocket. We’re talking hundreds of dollars to get everything fixed and working again. Taking care of this now—before the cold weather really hits—is necessary to protect this equipment.

The Best Way to Winterize

So what’s the best way to winterize? Our experts recommend that you purge the system of water. Then remove the backflow device for storage over the winter months. Make sure you keep it in an environment that is protected from freezing temperatures.

Although winterization can be a DIY project, it’s often a job that’s best left to the professionals. If you want help with winterizing your irrigation system call Backflow Devices Testing & Repair. Our services are available for residential and commercial customers in Cleveland, Jasper, and the Metro Chattanooga area of Tennessee. We also serve Dalton and Lafayette, Georgia. Contact us through our website or call us directly at (706) 965-5951.