Residential and commercial irrigation systems require routine care and repair to keep them running efficiently, and seasonal maintenance is critical for any upkeep schedule. Winterization of irrigation systems is a standard procedure for properties in Delaware. Still, it can be difficult to tell when you should have your sprinkler system shut off for the season. Read this blog and talk to the experts at Sposato Irrigation for more information on the winterization of irrigation systems for your Delaware home or business.
What is the Winterization of Irrigation Systems?
Winterization, also called a blowout or system shut down, involves emptying an irrigation system’s pipes and shutting off the water for the duration of Delaware’s colder months. With this process, your irrigation service professionals will drain your system of water using compressed air to reduce the risk of damage due to freezing and thawing ice. Your irrigation maintenance team should also check your irrigation controller, water supply valves, and other key areas to ensure that your system is ready for winter.
When to Winterize
It is a good idea for people to winterize their systems before the water inside has a chance to freeze, often in October or November. Although late autumn is generally when home and business owners schedule sprinkler system blowouts, your area’s weather and the depth of your irrigation system will have an impact on the precise date. Winterizing too late can allow your system to freeze, potentially leading to cracks and leaks. Additionally, any system with a pressure vacuum breaker needs to be winterized before the first hard frost, usually early to mid-November. A PVB, which is often made of brass, can be particularly susceptible to damage during a cold snap. The professionals at Sposato Irrigation can help you determine when to winterize your irrigation system to avoid this damage.
Irrigation Maintenance and Repair From Sposato Irrigation
When you choose to work with Sposato Irrigation, you are trusting your property with a thorough, experienced, and knowledgeable team of experts. Our maintenance professionals perform a variety of tasks to get your system ready for winter: we will purge the main and lateral lines of the system using compressed air, shut off supply valves, and make sure your irrigation controller is set for a seasonal shutdown. These services, paired with our irrigation maintenance plans, repair services, and other offerings, help us keep our clients’ properties looking their best year-round! Contact us today to learn more about what Sposato Irrigation can do for your commercial or residential property.
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.