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Fall Winterization

In the Northeast, we experience freezing temperatures as early as the beginning October. Consequently, your sprinkler and irrigation system must be properly winterized to safeguard against freeze damage. Our Winterization service includes:

  • Turn water off to the sprinkler and irrigation system and drain vacuum breaker and interior pipes
  • Where applicable, remove and/or drain pump, suction line, check valve and filter
  • Deactivate controller and valves. Remove battery from solid-state controller.
  • Clear all lines of water with compressed air, and, if applicable, open all manual drains and faucets

Because the timing of the arrival of freezing weather varies from season to season freeze warnings are popping up all over the country. Wait until November and you are looking at sprinkler repairs at hundreds of dollars instead of a cheap sprinkler blow out. 

An unlicensed handyman type will be cheaper but do they have the expertise, proper air compressor and are they familiar with the right PSI settings for the different brands and sprinkler system configurations.

Winterizing is done with an air compressor. On a residential property, getting all the water out takes 1 to 3 minutes per zone. Depending on the size of the sprinkler system, drips take 5 -10 minutes. This is the best way to winterize your sprinkler system to help insure that there is no water that can freeze, leading to costly repairs.

You may want watch a pro do it if the system is new to you. Then you can decide if your skill level matches the job. Contact Nassar Landscaping and Irrigation, Inc. by calling us at 603-893-5021 or contact us for more details.