Why is lawn sprinkler system winterizing wise? Here is the chilling truth. In winter, the remaining water in your sprinkler heads expands and contracts, putting sprinkler heads, pipes, or backflows at risk for cracking. No good! It is ideal to have your sprinkler system serviced in early fall, around mid-October in Northern Virginia.
Here are the optimal steps for Sprinkler System Winterization:
- Hire an industry professional for this service to avoid amateur mistakes.
- Turn off the main sprinkler line.
- Fill the sprinkler lines with compressed air to push all the water out of the system; It’s most effective to use a commercial compressor that blows 75 CFM’s (Cubic Feet per Minute).
- Open each valve either at the control box or manually at the valve to release the water from each zone.
A professionally maintained sprinkler system could mean the difference between a system that lasts 5 years and a system that lasts 25 years!
Enjoy fall festivities, the holiday season, and the thrills and chills of the winter months knowing that your sprinkler system will be ready to rock in the spring and summer. Oh, and don’t forget the importance of looking to the professionals for Spring Turn-On, too!
At Affordable, we proudly winterize in these communities: Aldie, Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Bethesda, Brambleton, Bristow, Burke, Cascades, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Dulles, Fairfax, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Franconia, Gainesville, Great Falls, Haymarket, Herndon, Lansdowne, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Manassas, Maryland, Mclean, MD, Middleburg, Montgomery County, Northern Virginia, Nova, Old Town, Potomac, Potomac Falls, Prince William County, Purcellville, Reston, Springfield, South Riding, Sterling, Vienna, Virginia, VA