If you’ve had a sprinkler system installed, you know that it is not a cheap investment. Maintaining your sprinklers throughout the season is key to keeping them in good working condition. If you’ve ever thought, “do I really need to winterize my sprinkler system,” the answer is always yes! It’s a small cost to save thousands later! Here’s why ⬇️
1) Freezing Temperatures
While it may seem like common sense, sprinkler care is often forgotten about until it’s too late. Freezing temperatures can seriously damage your irrigation system. When water freezes, it expands causing fittings, valves, and pipes to burst. Having your Pro drain your sprinkler system will eliminate the risk of damage and make your spring lawn prep a whole lot easier!
2) Say Goodbye to Your Warranty
If you are still on the fence about winterizing your sprinkler system, this might make you reconsider. If you don’t winterize your sprinkler, you will likely void your precious warranty. Many irrigation companies tell buyers they need to “blow out” their systems. If this is not done, many companies will not cover the repair expense when they come to inspect in the spring.
3) Save on Repairs
Failing to winterize your sprinkler system can lead to hundreds or thousands of dollars in repairs. Often times when your irrigation system freezes, entire components can be destroyed which means large parts may need to be replaced. Not only will you have to pay for the new parts, but also the labor that comes with it!
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So what should you tell yourself when asking, should I winterize my sprinkler system? Make your life easier and hire a Pro! Sprinkler winterization is not a costly service and will end up saving you a ton of money in the long run.