At Laurdane Associates, we want to help you do what’s best for your home and yard. If you are one of the many homeowners who uses an irrigation system to keep your landscaping watered and green, you’ll need to make sure that it is properly prepared for winter–otherwise, the system can become damaged in the freezing temperatures. Our team has extensive experience with irrigation winterization, and in this article, we’ll go over how this process works so that you know what to expect from our services.
- Close the Mainline- The goal of irrigation winterization is to get the water out of your irrigation lines in order to prevent it from freezing, and therefore expanding and potentially damaging any lines, valves, or sprinkler heads. To do this, our team first closes the main water line on your property so that no new water can enter the system.
- Attach Compressor- Next, our team will attach the compressor to your irrigation lines, which we will use to force air through the system and push the water out.
- Release Water Pressure- Once the mainline is shut off, but before we activate the compressor, we’ll need to activate one or more sprinkler heads in order to release some of the water pressure in your irrigation lines. This is an important part of the irrigation winterization process, as it makes room for the air from the compressor to circulate and force the rest of the water out.
- Blow Out Water- After everything is set up, the rest of the irrigation winterization process consists of blowing out the rest of the water. We’ll check each of your sprinkler heads thoroughly and make sure that nothing more than a fine mist emerges from them, which will ensure that no moisture is left behind to freeze and damage your system.