Every exterior lawn sprinkler system needs to be winterized
at the end of the season. The process will help to assure that the coming
winter and freezing temperatures do not damage your sprinkler system's
components and piping. This service needs to be performed by not only a trained
irrigation technician but it requires the correct use of specialized equipment.
All of the people on the Hydro-Tech team are trained in the proper procedures
to winterize any size underground lawn sprinkler or drip irrigation system. The
equipment used is specifically regulated to deliver the precise amount of
compressed air (based on manufacturer specifications) that will correctly
remove the residual water in all of the systems' main lines, lateral lines,
manifold and solenoid valves. When properly performed the sprinkler heads,
solenoid valves and piping will not be compromised by excess pressure or
friction by an improperly regulated air compressor.
If not performed properly, damage can result to the system
and is evident the following season when the system is started up again. That
is why it is very important to avoid those other guys with their seasonally
advertised “SPECIAL” for this service. It will cost you more money to repair
the damage done by a DIY guy or handyman who is not fully licensed, insured,
trained and equipped.
When performed correctly your lawn sprinkler system will be
ready to handle whatever mother nature throws at it over the winter season.
Mid-October thru mid-December (temperature permitting) is
the optimal time window to winterize your irrigation system. Don't wait
till the chill hits the air to schedule an appointment for winterization.