Any good homeowner knows that along with falling winter temperatures comes winter weatherization activities. Everything both inside and outside of your home needs to be prepared to face frigid temperatures until next spring. Folks always remember to have their heating system inspected before winter, but many times people neglect to call a sprinkler system service in Burlington County, NJ to winterize their automatic sprinkler system.
Did you know that sprinkler system winterization is just as important as winterizing everything else in your home? It’s true! Keep reading to learn why this is the case, and why it’s better to call a professional to winterize your system for you.
What is winterization?
Before we delve into why you need to winterize your sprinkler system, it might be a good idea to cover what winterization entails. Winterization is the process of draining and “blowing out” any of the leftover water in your system. After all of the water has been drained, an air compressor is used to force out any water that’s still sitting in your system. If this water isn’t forced out, there’s a good chance it’ll freeze, expand and crack your sprinkler system’s piping.
Why do we have to winterize?
Winterizing your automatic sprinkler system is the only way to ensure water isn’t left over in your system throughout the winter. As mentioned above, any water that’s still sitting in your pipes is bound to freeze up when the ground gets too cold. As you know from science class, frozen water expands. When that water turns to ice and expands, it’ll crack your piping and leave you with a hefty repair bill come next spring.
Why call a professional for winterization?
While winterizing your sprinkler system might sound like a nice DIY project to tackle on an upcoming weekend, there are at least a couple good reasons to trust this task to the pros instead:
- Ensure it’s done properly: Winterizing your sprinkler system doesn’t take much know-how. In fact, you can likely look up instructions online in a matter of minutes. But unless you’ve been winterizing systems for years like our professionals have, there’s really no way of knowing that you’ve properly completed the job! Calling on one of our technicians to winterize your system is the only way to ensure the job has been done properly and that your system is ready to handle winter temperatures.
- Avoid safety concerns: Using an air compressor to blow water out of your sprinkler system certainly isn’t the most dangerous thing you can do around your home. That being said, water shooting out at a high velocity isn’t exactly safe, either. Bring in the pros to winterize your system to ensure you and anyone else in the area aren’t harmed in the process.
Don’t neglect your automatic sprinkler system this winter—have it winterized by a provider of sprinkler system service in Burlington County, NJ! Be sure to call Star Sprinkler Systems Inc. sooner rather than later for winterization. You never know when that first frost will hit and your system will be negatively impacted by cold temperatures. Also, the sooner you call, the sooner we’ll be able to make it out to your home to service your system. Our schedule is filling up fast, so call today!