Sprinklers help keep your lawn properly watered and looking lush. But at the end of the watering season, it’s important to winterize your sprinkler system.
As the temperatures drop and you begin to use your home sprinkler system less and less, don’t forget one of the most important to-do’s for your home. First Response Lawn Care recommends winterizing your home’s sprinkler system before the really cold weather arrives
Underground Sprinkler Systems Can Burst
Underground sprinkler systems can freeze and the pipes can burst, causing expensive repairs if water is not properly drained and blown out. A little preventative maintenance can save you money and headaches down the road. First Response Lawn Care can safely and properly remove the water and prepare your system for the winter.
Burst Pipes Causes Multiple Problems for Homeowners
When temperatures fall below 25 degrees at night, if there is water left in sprinkler systems, it can cause the pipes to burst creating problems:
Damage to Landscaping
Damage to Neighbor’s Lawn
Many times we get frantic calls from homeowners describing a ´geyser´ in their yard because a pipe burst.
Another problem area occurs when hoses are left attached to outdoor faucets. As a rule of thumb, all out door water sources should be free of water by mid-November to be safe.
For more information about First Response Lawn Care’s sprinkler winterization and repair services, give us a call (214) 701-7622