There’s a chill in the air, and it’s not just because Halloween is nearly here. The fall season is progressing at breakneck speed. As temperatures plummet, keeping your home’s plumbing at peak performance is critical. Most Delawareans have a routine for insulating exposed spigots and winterizing other parts of their home plumbing systems, and seasonal irrigation system shutdown is one task that no homeowner should miss. If you are on the fence about winterizing your sprinkler system, consider these benefits of seasonal irrigation system shutdown.
Freezing Water Can Wreak Havoc on Your Irrigation System
As water freezes and thaws throughout the winter, homeowners can see cracks in their pavement or watch as chips in car windshields widen. Unfortunately, irrigation system damage is not always so visible. This same freeze-thaw cycle can create or worsen cracks in your sprinkler system’s pipes, connections, and emitter or sprinkler heads. Even if you do not use your sprinkler system during the winter, only a professional blowout can eliminate water from your pipes and minimize the risk of damage.
Irrigation System Shutdown Can Prevent Serious Water Damage
While the transformation of water to ice is what causes cracks to widen, it’s the thawing afterward that can lead to water damage. When cracks appear and the ice thaws, water from your irrigation system can seep or spray out in unexpected places. A leak below-ground can be incredibly insidious, causing root rot throughout your garden or damaging your home’s foundation before you have a chance to detect it. Cracked sprinkler heads or drip emitters are a bit more noticeable, but they can still cause water damage to your home before you get a chance to address them. Irrigation system shutdown (and an inspection upon spring start-up) can help reduce the risk of damage to your system and ensure that any malfunctions or broken parts are detected and repaired before you flush your system with water.
Save Money on Irrigation Repairs With Appropriate Maintenance
No one enjoys needing emergency repairs of any kind. Seasonal irrigation system shutdown can help prevent untold damage from the winter’s freeze-thaw cycle, saving Delaware homeowners time and money and limiting the stress involved in home maintenance and repair. By working with the team at Sposato Irrigation, you can ensure that you have taken every step to keep your sprinkler system running its best. Protect your home (and your investment) by working with our experts to maintain your irrigation system. Call us today, and be sure to ask about our winter lighting discounts!
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.