Irrigation Winterization Services in the Des Moines, West Des Moines, & Ankeny, IA Area | A+ Lawn & Landscape

Winterization services for residential and commercial properties in central Iowa communities, including Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny.

We send technicians who are trained and certified to your property to properly winterize the sprinkler system of your home or business.

Winter may bring glistening snow and beautiful white treetops, but it also brings freezing cold temperatures which means bad news for your sprinkler system. If any water is left in your irrigation system during the winter months, it can expand and cause your pipes to burst. If other important parts break, it can cause irreversible damage to your entire sprinkler system. The best way to prevent this from happening is to let our team perform a professional winterization on your system.

We provide trained and certified technicians who are experts at handling sprinkler systems to come to your property. Our team provides irrigation winterizations for residential and commercial businesses in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, and other communities of central Iowa.


What is winterization and when is it performed?

During winterization (or fall shutdown), we need to prepare your sprinkler system for the colder season ahead. This process involves turning off the main source of water, making sure all zones are cleared, and setting the controller to the off position. It's important to always have a professional technician perform your winterization because they are highly trained on the correct steps and proper protocol that goes into shutting down an irrigation system. Our winterization services are performed during October and November and are critical for keeping your irrigation system safe throughout the months of the year.


The Steps Involved in a Proper Shutdown of Sprinkler Systems

During winterization, we perform a number of steps that will ensure your commercial or residential sprinkler system is ready for the winter ahead. Some of the steps we take to ensure your system is properly shutdown include:

  • Shutting off the water to the system and the back drain
  • Winterizing the system with compressed air to protect all its components from freezing
  • Disconnecting and draining the pump and intake if they are part of your specific system
  • Power down the controller

What Can Happen to Your Irrigation System If You Do Not Winterize It

Irrigation system with broken components in West Des Moines, IA.

Going through winterizing/fall shutdown on an annual basis is important for your system to continue working properly in the seasons to come. By not winterizing your sprinkler system:

  1. Freezing temperatures can damage the irrigation system. Water left in the system can freeze, expand, and damage the entire system. This can cause pipes, fittings, sprinklers, valves, pumps, and other parts to burst or break.
  2. You can run into insurance and warranty issues. When winterizing is not performed by a professional with experience or skipped entirely, it can void a warranty on the system or cause insurance coverage issues.
  3. You can waste time and money. The price of replacing or repairing a sprinkler system is going to be much higher than the cost to do a fall shutdown. Save yourself the hassle and time of needing repairs by being proactive in caring for your system.

Call us for annual winterizing services for your sprinkler system.

At A+ Lawn & Landscape, we help you maintain your irrigation system so that it lasts for years to come. Without proper maintenance, like annual winterizations, your sprinkler system can easily fail or warrant unnecessary repairs.

To schedule a service for your irrigation system today, call us at (515) 289-2020. We proudly serve the communities of central Iowa, including Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, and Urbandale.


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