Sprinkler winterization

Winterizing your sprinkler system, removing water from the pipes, valves and sprinkler heads, is essential before freezing occurs. It's the best way to protect your irrigation investment from potentially serious damage this winter. Contact us today to schedule your sprinkler winterization. Read below to answer some commonly asked questions about sprinkler winterization.

Sprinkler Winterization FAQ:

Winterization Question 1:
Why is it recommended to"Blow Out" or winterize an irrigation system in Cincinnati, OH?
Answer: Water expands when it freezes. When that water is in an irrigation system, the pipes must expand to accommodate the expansion. Most pipes won't expand, but instead break. Sprinkler winterization keeps your sprinkler pipes from bursting. Sprinkler pipes, valves, and fittings are made of three materials, Copper, PVC or Poly. Each pipe type can be destroyed by freezing water. Sprinkler winterization blows all the water out of the low spots in the system, keeping your pipes, fittings and valves from cracking or bursting due to freezing temperatures.

Winterization Question 2:
When should a sprinkler system be winterized in Cincinnati, OH?
Answer: The historical freeze trends show October could bring the first freeze. October 27th is the historic average first freeze in Cincinnati, with November 12th being the first freeze in the last few years. Typically the very first freeze is a short event that may not cause damage to irrigation systems, but we recommend winterizing mid to late september to early October. Schedule your sprinkler winterization in advance to be sure that your irrigation system is protected.

Winterization Question 3:
It already has been below freezing a few times, it is too late to winterize my sprinkler system, is the damage already done?
Answer: NO! Most sprinkler fittings are well below ground and are insulated by the soil. The first few freezes in the winter will not freeze these pipes, but when the deep winter cold comes and the soil temperatures drop, these components will freeze too. It is important to have your sprinkler system winterized before November.

Winterization Question 4:
It is going to freeze tonight, how can I protect my sprinkler system before you come to winterize my system?
Answer: Feel free to email or call us for help. However you can protect a lot of the components by turning off the water shutoff for the system, commonly found in the basement or near the water meter in the yard. Schedule your sprinkler winterization as soon as possible.




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