Winterizing Your Irrigation System

It’s been a long, hot summer, with little rainfall to help our thirsty lawns and gardens. But with many towns declaring mandatory water bans in effect for the rest of the season, it’s time to winterize your irrigation system.

Some homeowners may not realize that in-ground irrigation systems are susceptible to harsh winter weather which can freeze water lines and crack valves and sprinkler heads. That’s why it’s so important to properly prepare your in-ground sprinkler system for a long winter’s nap.

It’s tempting for some homeowners to try to winterize their irrigation systems themselves, however, proper winterization is more than just shutting off the water and power to your system. It’s not that easy.

Cold weather is on the way, it’s crucial to remove water from the pipes and sprinklers so that the water doesn’t freeze and cause pipes to burst. A compressed air blow-out is the most effective way to do the job and an irrigation specialist such as Mike Lynch Enterprises can do the job right, using just the right amount of compression to safely and effectively remove all the water in your system, while making sure not to use too much pressure, which can damage the lines and valves.

It’s time to call Mike Lynch Enterprises today and properly have your irrigation system winterized.

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