It is common knowledge that water expands as it freezes. If you don’t winterize your irrigation systems, you will end up with busted piping, cracked faucets and split nozzles. Since the weather is cooling off, there isn’t much time left to winterize your sprinkler systems before the first snows fall.
Many people believe that by simply draining their sprinkler systems they are protected from freezing during the winter. This isn’t the case, and the tiniest amount of water can pool and cause a rupture in the system. Furthermore, if there is any water remaining in the backflow assembly, it can expand and damage internal components that are expensive to replace.
To prevent this, it is always advisable to blowout your system using powerful air hoses to remove every last trace of water from the irrigation system. Compared to the cost of replacing pipes, assemblies and nozzles, it is simply a wise expenditure that will protect your system from costly repairs.
For help with irrigation winterization, contact Rosehill Gardens for more information by calling 816-941-4777. We can lock down your system in less than a few hours so that you won’t have to worry about it all winter long.