August 30, 2022
Homeowners that install an irrigation system on their properties will soon find how beneficial they can be when it comes to saving time and money — not to mention the added convenience. However, what many people don’t realize is that these systems need to be winterized in order to function properly the following spring. Winterizing your irrigation system is vital to ensuring that it lasts for many years, and the best way to do this is by hiring a professional.
What Does Winterizing an Irrigation System Involve?
The process of winterizing an irrigation system involves draining all of the water out of the pipes. This may seem like a straightforward task, but if it’s not done properly, it can lead to some serious problems. If any water is left in the pipes, it can freeze and expand, which can cause the pipes to burst. First of all, replacing burst pipes can be very expensive, especially since those pipes are often buried underground. Second, if the water from a burst pipe seeps into the ground around your foundation, it can cause major damage to your home. You may not even realize that the pipes have burst until winter ends and you begin using your irrigation system again, which could result in flooding and water damage as a result.
Why Hire a Professional?
Draining your irrigation system may not seem like a difficult task, especially if you have a home air compressor or are planning to rent one. However, the use of a home air compressor won’t guarantee that every drop of water has been drained from your system. Additionally, if you haven’t been properly trained to use a home air compressor for this task, you could risk injuring yourself or damaging your sprinkler system.
Hiring a professional to winterize your irrigation system is the best way to ensure that the job is done properly and you protect your investment. These professionals have the experience and knowledge necessary to get the job done right, and they also have all of the tools that are needed. Draining an irrigation system can be a time-consuming task, but professionals can usually get it done in an afternoon — and they’ll ensure that none of your pipes will be damaged during the winterization process.
Besides winterizing your irrigation system, a professional will do a thorough inspection of all of your components to make sure that they are in good condition and ready to go once spring comes around. If they spot any issues, they can make the necessary repairs so that you don’t have to worry about your irrigation system not working properly once winter ends.
Twin Oaks Landscape-Irrigation Specialists
Your irrigation system is an investment and as such, you’ll want to make sure that you do everything you can to protect it. Even though you won’t be using your irrigation system during the winter months, it will be prone to damage if you don’t winterize it in the fall. A professional can properly winterize your irrigation system and make sure it’s in tip-top condition so that it’s ready to use come spring.
For more information about our irrigation services or to request an estimate, contact Twin Oaks Landscape in Ann Arbor, MI, today.
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