Because of the cold weather Iowa experiences during the winter season, you'll need to winterize your system so that it can safely make it through the winter. You should always hire a professional to winterize your irrigation system. If you try to winterize your irrigation system yourself, you could miss a step and your system could end up being damaged during the winter. Irrigation winterization professionals will be able to catch any other problems that might be present with your system as well. Professionals winterize irrigation systems for a living, so when you hire them to perform this service, they will be able to perform it quickly and efficiently.
If you try to winterize your irrigation system yourself, you could end up damaging your system.
If you attempt to winterize your irrigation system yourself, you could easily miss a step, and your system could end up getting damaged during winter as result. Properly shutting down your irrigation system involves completing a variety of steps. If these steps are not done correctly, your system could end up suffering as a result, which is why you should always hire professionals to perform this service. During a winterization service, an irrigation professional will:
- Shut off the water to the system
- Blow the water out of the lines
- Disconnect and drain the pump
- Power down the controller
In Iowa, the best time to schedule a winterization service is in either October or November.
Irrigation winterization professionals can notice other issues with your system and make the necessary repairs.
One of the biggest reasons that you should hire a professional to winterize your irrigation system is that they will be able to catch any potential issues with your system during the process. An irrigation professional will be able to spot damages and other issues to your system that would likely have been missed if you had tried to do it yourself. Some common irrigation issues that a professional might notice while winterizing your system include:
- Broken valves
- Busted sprinkler lines
- Broken pipes
- Broken sprinkler heads
- And more
If any issues are discovered with your system, an irrigation professional can make the necessary repairs to get your system running at 100%. This way, when your system is ready to be turned back on in the spring, you can rest easy knowing that it will be operating perfectly so it will provide your grass and plants with the water they need to flourish.
Professionals will be able to winterize your system quickly and efficiently.
When you hire a professional to winterize your irrigation system, you can relax knowing that the job will get done quickly and efficiently. That's because irrigation professionals do this for a living, and they understand the process and everything it entails. If you were to attempt to do this yourself, it could take you a lot of time because this isn't something you do for a living, and you likely won't know every step that needs to be done. By hiring a professional, you can rest easy knowing the job will get done correctly and efficiently.
Once winter ends, you should schedule a startup service to safely bring your irrigation system back online!
Give us a call to schedule our irrigation winterization service.
The winter season is approaching and it's time to shut down your irrigation system so it can safely make it through the freezing temperatures. At A+ Lawn & Landscape, we offer our irrigation winterization service to residential and commercial property owners in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, IA and throughout the surrounding areas. Give us a call today at (515) 289-2020 to schedule our irrigation winterization service. We look forward to working with you!