Prepping your irrigation for winter, commonly known as winterizing your irrigation system, is a crucial step in irrigation system maintenance. This process needs to be completed each year before the first freeze to prevent serious damage to the pipes, pumps and sprinkler heads of your irrigation system.
Irrigation System Shut Down Service
Berardi Irrigation offers complete winterization /shut down services for all types of irrigation and sprinkler systems. We will complete a thorough inspection of your entire system before preparing it for winter. This will prevent damage to pipes and other system components and ensure that your warranty remains intact.
When Should I Winterize My Irrigation System?
While it’s most important that your sprinkler system is fully winterized before the first freeze, many people prefer to shut down their irrigation systems before that. Some find that with lower temperatures and more precipitation in late September, they no longer need to have their irrigation system active and would rather have it shut down early to get it out of the way. This can also prevent over-watering your lawn. The most common time frame for sprinkler system winterization is between October 1st and Thanksgiving.
Why You Need to Winterize Your Sprinkler System
- When temperatures drop below freezing, the expansion of the water within the system can cause great damage to your irrigation system.
- Failure to winterize your irrigation system and follow other maintenance procedures may void your warranty.
- The damage caused by colder temperatures can require you to make costly repairs to your system.
For more information about why winterizing your system is crucial here.
In the event that the first freeze is predicted to occur before your winterization is scheduled, we recommend that you turn off the water supply to your system & run the system until no more water comes out of the sprinkler heads.
Contact Berardi Irrigation
If you need to set up winterization or shut down services for your irrigation system, our team at Berardi Irrigation is here to help! For a free estimate, give us a call at 781-828-2029, or click here to submit your request online. We perform hundreds of winterizations each year, so make sure you schedule your appointment with enough time to spare!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Sprinkler System Winterization Services?
At Berardi Irrigation, we provide sprinkler system winterization services to protect your system from the cold, winter weather. As the temperature drops to freezing, water in your sprinkler system can freeze and expand, causing pipes to burst. To prevent this from happening, we will completely drain and dry out your system to ensure that no water is left behind that can freeze and damage your pipes.
When is the Best Time to Schedule Sprinkler System Winterization Services?
The best time to schedule sprinkler system winterization services is in the fall, before the temperature drops too low. This way, we can ensure that your system is running properly and will not freeze.
How Much Do Sprinkler System Winterization Services Cost?
The cost of sprinkler system winterization services will vary depending on the size and type of your system. However, we offer competitive rates that our customers can afford.
What Are the Benefits of Winterizing My Sprinkler System?
There are several benefits to winterizing your sprinkler system, including:
- Preventing pipes from bursting due to freezing water
- Ensuring your system starts up and runs properly in the Spring
- Saving money on your water bill
How Can I Prepare for Sprinkler System Winterization Services?
Before scheduling sprinkler system winterization services, there are a few things you can do to prepare. Make sure to clear any debris, leaves, pet toys, garden hoses, or other objects from your sprinkler heads. You should also turn off your irrigation controller and make sure all valves are in the “off” position. For more information and a step-by-step guide on how to prepare for your winterization appointment, read our blog.
How Do I Schedule Sprinkler System Winterization Services?
Will Winterizing My Sprinklers Save Me Money on My Water Bill?
Yes, winterizing your sprinklers can save you money on your water bill. By preventing pipes from bursting, you can avoid the costly repairs that would be needed to fix them. In addition, winterizing your system will ensure it is running properly, which can also help save money on your water bill.
What Happens if I Don’t Winterize My Sprinkler System?
If you don’t winterize your sprinkler system, the water in your pipes can freeze and expand, causing them to burst. This can lead to costly repairs and may even require you to replace your entire system. In addition, if your system is not running properly, it can waste water and increase your water bill.
How Can I Make Payments for Sprinkler System Winterization Services?
We accept payments for sprinkler system winterization services via cash, check, or credit card. We also accept online payments through our secure payment portal. You may access this portal through: https://www.berardiirrigation.com/make-a-payment/.
What Areas Does Berardi Irrigation Service?
Although we are located in Canton, Massachusetts, our team of professional irrigators serve all of Eastern Massachusetts and the Greater Boston Area. This includes, but is not limited to: Norfolk, Middlesex, Suffolk, Plymouth, Bristol, and Essex Counties. To see a complete list of the towns we service, please visit: https://www.berardiirrigation.com/service-areas/.
Do I Still Need to Winterize My Sprinkler System if I Have a Freeze Guard?
Yes, even if you have a freeze guard installed on your sprinkler system, it is still important to winterize your system. Freeze guards are designed to protect your system from freezing temperatures, but they cannot prevent all damage. Winterizing your system will help ensure it is running properly and will not freeze.
Can I Still Schedule Winterization for My Sprinklers If It’s Already Cold Outside?
Yes, you can still schedule winterization for your sprinklers even if it’s already cold outside. However, it is best to schedule as early as possible to ensure your system is protected from the cold weather.
What Happens if I Need to Cancel or Reschedule My Sprinkler System Winterization Appointment?
If you need to cancel or reschedule your sprinkler system winterization appointment, please give us a call at 781-828-2029. We understand that life can be unpredictable and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
When Should I Schedule Turning My Sprinklers Back On?
We recommend scheduling a time to turn your sprinklers back on in the Spring, after the last frost.
Does Berardi Irrigation Also Offer Spring Start-Up Services?
Yes, Berardi Irrigation also offers Spring start-up services. This includes turning your system on, checking for leaks, and making sure all sprinkler heads are working properly. To learn more about our Spring start-up services, please visit: https://www.berardiirrigation.com/spring-start-up/