Winterization of irrigation systems in Fairfax CountyHere are the cities we conduct service for winterizations in Fairfax County: Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Dulles, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Fort Belvoir, Great Falls, Herndon, Lorton, Mclean, Merrifield, Mount Vernon, Oak Hill Oakton, Potomac Falls, Reston, Springfield, Tysons Corner and Vienna.
We recommend having your sprinkler system in early Fall. Ideally the late part of October to avoid potential early freezes. We offer this servic starting October 15. We highly recommend using a professional for this service to avoid amateur mistakes. The will ensure your system is safe duing the winter! We winterize our customer irrigation systems with a commercial compressor that blows 75 CFM's (Cubic Feet per Minute).
A properly maintained system increases the lifespan of your sprinkler system. It could be the difference between a system that last 5 years and one that last 25 years. What happens during the winter time is the remaining water in your sprinkler head expands and contracts during the winter and often times causes the sprinkler heads, pipes or backflows to crack. This not only creates costly repair bills but also shortens the lifespan of the sprinkler system.
Our process is a simple 5 step process:
1) Turn the main sprinkler line off
2) Fill the sprinkler lines with compressed air to push all the water out of the system
3) We open each valve either at the control box or manually at the valve to release the water from each zone
For a thorough professional job, call Affordable Lawn Sprinklers today for an appointment.