The Importance of Winterizing Your Sprinkler System
Sprinklers are essential in the dry Colorado environment. When the cold season comes around, it is important to get them winterized for proper function later on. Why? Waiting too long or forgetting means you could have water running down into your basement or crawl space causing damage. Without preparing your sprinkler system for winter, it may harm proper function come summer when you need them. Here is why it is so important to winterize your sprinklers.
Avoids Costly Repairs
One of the biggest reasons why you should have your sprinkler system winterized is so that you can avoid costly repairs. If you simply wait until spring, then you may find yourself having to replace an entire section of your sprinkler system because it was damaged during the cold winter months. This type of damage can be costly because it involves digging up your lawn and replacing pipes and other materials that were damaged by freezing temperatures.
Reduces Damage to the Sprinkler System
When you leave your sprinkler system on during the winter, there is a chance that it will freeze in the chilly Colorado climate. This can cause damage to your pipes and other components of your sprinkler system. Winterizing your sprinkler system will prevent this from happening, so you don’t have to worry about costly repairs when the snow melts.
Your Sprinkler System Lasts Longer
If you leave your sprinkler system on during the cold months of winter, you’re likely to have problems with it in the spring. Your sprinklers may be damaged by freezing temperatures, which can cause them to break or stop working altogether. They also might become clogged with ice or snow during the winter months, which could lead to repairs down the road. If your sprinklers have been damaged due to clogging, call Foothills Landscaping before winter to ensure that the freezing cold does not cause permanent damage to your sprinkler.
You Keep Consistent Water Pressure
One of the biggest advantages to winterizing your sprinkler system is that it will keep water pressure consistent throughout the year. If you allow water to sit in your pipes during the winter months, there’s a chance that some parts may freeze up and cause a decrease in water pressure due to pipes cracking and leaking. A decrease in water pressure can make it difficult for homeowners to maintain consistent watering schedules for their lawns and gardens.
Reduce the Risk of Flooding
During the winter months, water can freeze and expand inside pipes and valves, causing them to burst. This can cause flooding in your home or business. By taking care of your sprinkler system now, you can reduce the risk of this happening later.
Protect Your Landscaping
The winter season can be extremely harsh on plants and other landscaping features. The cold temperatures, snow, and ice can damage your property and make it difficult to maintain your lawn and garden throughout the year. Fortunately, winterizing your sprinkler system will help protect your plants and other landscaping features as you wait until springtime to care for them again.
Have Peace of Mind
Winter is fast approaching and it’s essential to make sure your sprinkler system is ready for the snow and ice. If the water supply isn’t turned off, your system could freeze and crack, leading to costly repairs. By winterizing your sprinkler system, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your investment is protected from damage over the winter months.
Improve Water Conservation Efforts
In addition to saving water and preventing frozen pipes, winterization can help improve your overall water conservation efforts. By turning off your sprinklers during the winter months, you can help reduce the amount of water used in your yard and garden.
Getting your sprinkler winterized is a step in the right direction to prevent paying for pricey repairs next summer. Sprinklers are under a lot of pressure in the hot summer months, so they need to be in top condition, or they will malfunction. If you are thinking about installing an irrigation system in the spring, call Foothills Landscaping. We’d be happy to talk about a good plan for your yard.