Plant spring bulbs? Check. Rake leaves? Check.
Blow out your irrigation system?
Don’t forget one of the most important landscape tasks of late fall.
Just like the water that freezes and slicks up your driveway, any water left in your underground sprinkler system will freeze, too, damaging equipment and leading to costly repairs in the spring.
Even if you’ve drained the water out of your irrigation system, some water remains and can freeze, expand, and crack the piping. Every drop of water has to be blown out of the pipes and heads before winter blasts in.
Winterizing your irrigation system is one of those jobs best left to a professional. Why? Here are three reasons.
Reason #1: Your Home Air Compressor Can’t Do The Job
Yes, we know you love your home air compressor. But it just isn’t powerful enough to blow out your sprinkler system. The heavier water will remain in the pipes, potentially freezing and breaking parts of your system.
Thinking of renting a more powerful compressor to handle the job? Be aware that compressed air can cause serious injury, including serious eye injury, from flying debris. Professionals like our team at Neave Irrigation are trained to do this job safely.
Reason #2: Experts Know What They’re Doing
Professionals know how to adjust air compressor pressure to the water pressure your system uses, preventing any damage to your sprinkler heads and pipes.
Their professional compressors completely push all water from your pipeS, valves and heads. No water remains to freeze damage your system.
Reason #3: Professionals Will Prep Your System For Next Spring
Experts with a professional landscape service like Neave Irrigation don’t just blow out the water from your system — they also review the system as they go. As they winterize, they’ll look for heads that don’t work or that are positioned too low.
They’ll make notes on necessary tasks for spring servicing, so your system will be up and running smoothly as soon as your lawn needs water.
Leave It To Neave
Neave Irrigation’s professionally trained staff has the means and know-how to shut down your system properly and prepare it for the frosty winter months ahead.
Before shutting down your systems for the winter, Neave Irrigation will run a full inspection to make sure everything’s working as it should. We’ll also check how each mechanism in your irrigation system is performing before winterization and note which ones will need attention in the spring.
Knowing that your system is well taken care of before the ice and snow blow in will give you peace of mind all winter long.
If you’re in the Hudson Valley, call us at (845) 463-0592. If you’re in Westchester County, call (914) 271-7996; from Connecticut, dial (203) 212-4800. Or, fill out our simple web form, and we’ll contact you about setting up your free consultation.
Don’t just hope that your system survives the winter — know it for sure by trusting the job to Neave Irrigation.
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