Happy Labor Day!September 5, 2016
SPLASH INTO SPRING!March 21, 2017
As the leaves begin to fall and temperatures start to drop, the dreaded “frost” is in the forecast. We want to make sure you get your system ready for the winter. Sprinkler pipes and other components are at risk of freezing and breaking when temperatures drop below freezing. A light frost should not hurt your system but do remember that if you have a rain/freeze sensor your system will not run if it is frosty in the morning. If you would like your system to run anyway you can bypass the sensor or run the controller manually. If you have any questions about that feel free to call the office and we can help you.
Immediate damage can occur to exposed pipes and sprinkler equipment with the first hard freeze of winter. Further damage can result as extended freezing temperatures and wind chill conditions cause the soil to freeze at the same depth as the underground pipes. In many cases, homeowners are not aware that their pipes have been damaged until they begin watering in the spring and discover leaks in their yards.
If you feel it will be too cold and your system is not yet winterized you may cover your backflow with a blanket or towel to keep that frost off. Broken pipes are never fun and can get very pricey to repair.
This is the backflow and is usually on the outside of your home.
Taking the necessary steps for protecting your irrigation system now will avoid costly repairs in the springtime. First of all you can always call us and we will get you in the schedule for us to come out and winterize your system. That includes blowing out your lines, draining back the water in side your home and noting any repairs that may need done in the spring. We are booking up very quickly so please call as soon as you can. You can also request this via this website, just click on the contact us link.
We hope you are enjoying this lovely Autumn weather! We would also like to remind you that we are now offering the awesome wifi controller that can be run from anywhere!