With fall weather quickly approaching, it’s time to start preparing your outdoor property for the winter cold and snow. This includes prepping your irrigation system for the long winter ahead. At Bryan & Bryan Inspections, we have the privilege of inspecting sprinkler systems throughout Dallas. We know exactly what happens when a property owner does not effectively winterize their irrigation equipment, so, we’ve put together a list of three important reasons why you should have your sprinkler system properly winterized every fall season.
1. Frozen Water Can Damage Equipment
Part of the winterizing process for professional irrigation systems is to drain all equipment of water. When water freezes, it expands. If water is left in the sprinkler system and all of its parts such as valves, pumps, pipes, and fittings, the frozen water will ultimately damage your sprinklers.
2. Winter Can Cause Expensive Repairs
If water is left within the sprinkler system and happens to freeze, you can expect a large repair bill in the spring. Properly maintaining and winterizing your irrigation system is well worth the investment, compared to the expensive bills you will have to pay to repair all unnecessary damage that occurred.
3. Save Time By Hiring a Professional
While you can winterize your irrigation system on your own, we recommend hiring a professional company that has the right tools and supplies for preparing your sprinklers for the cold weather. They will perform the entire winterization process from start to finish, including draining the interior pipes, removing the drain pump and suction lines, checking the valves and filter, and clearing all lines of water using compressed air.
Irrigation Inspections & More
Don’t purchase or sell a home with an irrigation system without first having it inspected. Our team of irrigation inspectors will check the entire sprinkler system and all components to ensure they are working correctly. Get a quote online or schedule an appointment when you call us at (866) 484-8318. We also provide home inspections, mold inspections, stucco inspections, pre-listing inspections, and more in Dallas and all neighboring communities.
Source: “3 Reasons to Winterize Your Irrigation System.” Blog article. Spartan Irrigation. 09 Nov. 2019. Web. 05 Sep. 2022.