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Reasons to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

Reasons to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

When you use your sprinkler system, excess water remains in the lines long after use. If left inside your system during the cold, freezing winter, this excess water can freeze and cause your pipes, valves, fittings, and sprinkler heads to crack and burst.

Winterizing your pipes is the process of blowing out excess water from your irrigation system to prepare it for the freezing months and protect it from damage. Here are some reasons why it’s necessary to winterize your sprinkler system in Bristow, Haymarket, Manassas, and surrounding areas.


Winterizing Protects Your Pipes From Cracking

Water tends to remain in your irrigation pipes, even after you stop using them. When the cold weather sets in, this excess water buildup freezes and expands, causing your pipes to crack and burst. Repairing and replacing a damaged pipe system is very costly and difficult due to the fact that the entire system is installed underground. When your pipes break from damage, it requires digging up the old pipes and installing new ones deep within the ground. Winterizing your pipes blows out any excess water and prevents any damage and costly repairs.


Frozen Water Damages Sprinkler Heads

Your sprinkler heads also retain leftover water. When water trapped inside the sprinkler heads freezes over, it expands and causes your sprinkler heads to pop off from the pressure. Water also collects in the main body of the sprinkler and when frozen, the ice cracks and ...

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