Temperatures in Delaware continue to plummet, thrusting all of us firmly into the season for hot cider, sweaters, and fuzzy socks. While you stay warm and toasty indoors, your irrigation system remains exposed to the elements. Have you made sure to protect your property by scheduling an irrigation system blowout? The experts at Sposato Irrigation are standing by to prepare your sprinkler system for the harshest winter weather that Delaware has to offer. Skipping your irrigation system blowout can have significant negative consequences for your sprinkler system, water bill, and property.
What to Expect From Irrigation System Blowout
When home and business owners work with the team at Sposato Irrigation, winterizing irrigation systems is incredibly simple. Our experts will set your controller, close all necessary valves, and purge your system using compressed air. This limits the damage that your irrigation system can sustain from moisture during the winter’s freeze-thaw cycles. Come spring, our spring start-up service involves reintroducing water to your system, setting your controller, and inspecting the system for leaks and damage.
Consequences of Skipping: Cracked Fittings, Pipes, and Sprinkler Heads
Some home and business owners do not see the value of irrigation system blowout; they simply leave their systems as-is and hope that temperatures will not affect their underground systems. This is a massive gamble. While some pipes are sufficiently insulated and located below the frost line, most residential and commercial irrigation systems require winterization to make it through winter unscathed. When water is allowed to remain in an irrigation system and below-freezing temperatures occur, the repeated freezing and thawing can cause cracks in pipes, fittings, and other essential components. Above ground, sprinkler heads and drip emitters can also trap water, freeze, and crack. Not only does this damage render components faulty and ineffective, but it can also lead to water damage and leaks once systems are started up in the spring.
Avoid Damage From Compromised Valves and Backflow Devices
Cracked fittings, pipes, and sprinkler heads can be expensive to replace, but the cost is minimal compared to damaged backflow devices, valves, and anti-siphon devices. Replacing a broken backflow preventer can be a significant investment, not to mention the inconvenience associated with such a large leak. The best way to avoid the expense of replacing your backflow preventer or other broken components is to invest in irrigation system winterization before it’s too late. Contact the professionals at Sposato Irrigation today to schedule your irrigation system blowout!
Choose Sposato Irrigation
Sposato Irrigation is uniquely positioned to offer high-quality, affordable, and reliable irrigation services to homeowners and business owners in Sussex County, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millsboro, Dagsboro, and Ocean City, MD. Thanks to our expertise, innovation and decades of professional experience, we can meet the needs of large properties and small gardens. To learn more about our irrigation installation, LED landscape lighting, and commercial irrigation maintenance services, contact us today. We can be reached at 302-645-4773. Also, check us out on Facebook and Twitter.