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!