We offer this service each fall, starting around the middle of September and plan to have everyone completed by the end of October.
All of our clients who sign up for our service contracts will have this scheduled automatically once you advise us when the water will be off.
Please remember, one of the conditions of your service contract is that you will have the water turned off by the following dates:
- Value contract: September 15
- Premium Contract: October 1
We only close sprinkler systems during the months of September, October, and (weather depending) November.
We want to make sure homeowners are aware of the consequences of improper drainage of sprinkler systems.
Besides the immediate and obvious effects that freezing water has on the sprinklers and valves, the damage to pipes is less obvious. Over the years, if you do not remove enough of the water, the effects of repeated water expansion inside the pipes can weaken those pipes and lead to failure. If your system contains any PVC pipe, there is no question; improper drainage will almost certainly result in immediate damage.
Should you do it yourself?
While we always try to educate our clients on how to take care of their own systems, however, we do not recommend performing this yourself unless you plan on using a very large compressor. Worst case scenario, your system can be completely destroyed come spring time. Best case scenario, you will do long term damage to the system and reduce its life.
Please consider reading the following article if you are seriously considering it.
Rain Bird winterization instructions