While it still feels like summer here in the Midwest, fall and winter are right around the corner. Before you know it, there will be frost on the ground. As you prepare for the colder months, don’t forget to add winterizing your irrigation system to your list. And in case you thought it wasn’t a necessary chore, your friends at DeFazio Company are discussing winterization on the blog today.

Winterizing Your Irrigation System

Why is Winterization Necessary?

Many homeowners think they can get away with simply shutting off the water supply to their sprinkler system without any danger of future damage. However, your sprinkler system is a significant investment, and you would hate to have to replace your pipes next spring. At DeFazio Company, we use the blow-out method to force compressed air through the sprinkler system and blow out the excess water. This ensures that the system is completely dried out and no water is left to freeze, expand, and burst your pipes this winter.

Can I Winterize My Own System?

If you’re a DIY type, you may wonder if you can simply winterize your own system. The answer is yes, you can. However, we do recommend doing proper research ahead of time. You will need to shut off the water supply and reprogram your controller to prevent any accidental reactivation, insulate any above-ground pipes or valves, and completely drain the system. As we mentioned above, we use the blow-out method to ensure the pipes are completely empty, however, if this method is used incorrectly, it can cause damage to your system.

Who Should I Call?

To be sure your system is properly winterized, call in the experts at DeFazio Company. We have been installing and maintaining first-class lawn irrigation systems since 2007, so you can trust that we know what we’re doing. Plus, if you invest in one of our maintenance packages, you can guarantee top-quality service year-round!

Don’t leave anything to chance this winter. Contact DeFazio Company today at (440) 652-6545 for expert irrigation system maintenance in the North Royalton, OH area.