Bucks County winters can be harsh, and they can wreak havoc on any of your outdoor landscape elements that are not protected. Consider the importance of winterizing your irrigation system in the fall. Although it might not seem like an integral part of your fall landscaping maintenance plans, because of the “out of sight, out of mind” thought process, Winterizing can save thousands of dollars in future expenses.
Lawn Irrigation System Installation is an Investment
Winterizing protects the delicate components of the irrigation system from the harmful effects of the cold winter weather. The parts are vulnerable to the freezing temperatures and, if they are not protected, they can easily break if any water left inside the pipe freezes. Using compressed air throughout each zone, winterizing makes sure the system is free of any water that can freeze and ultimately cause the system to break or malfunction.
Freezing temperatures can damage irrigation systems
Water expands when it freezes. The expansion of frozen water causes components involved with an irrigation system, such as fittings, sprinklers, and valves, to burst or otherwise break. The only way to prevent this disaster from happening is to make sure that all water is drained out and pushed out using compressed air.
Many homeowners in Bucks County and surrounding areas invest a significant amount of money to have an irrigation system. Failing to take proper care of the irrigation system will result in a broken system that eventually needs to be repaired or replaced. Either one of these choices is a costly venture that could have been easily avoided by taking proper care of the equipment. Having a properly functioning irrigation system helps to protect the financial investment homeowners put into their yards and landscaping elements.
Protection of tap water flowing into the home
An important function of a home’s irrigation system is backflow protection. The backflow prevention device prevents contaminants from getting into the tap water line that leads into the house. When the irrigation system stops working, these contaminants can easily get sucked into the system’s pipes. A properly functioning backflow prevention device keeps the contaminants separate from the tap water. But if it freezes or otherwise becomes damaged due to exposure to freezing temperatures, they can seep into the tap water and harm the people who rely on the water in the house for drinking and cleaning purposes.
Winterize Your Irrigation System
Landscapes are an integral part of the aesthetic appeal of a home. Homeowners tend spend a lot of time and effort making their gardens and other landscape elements as appealing as they can be.
Failing to winterize your irrigation system can cause serious issues that can become expensive to rectify. We have an irrigation repair service and see the damage caused by neglect. Taking time in the fall to take care of this crucial part of landscape maintenance can prevent major issues after the weather turns cold. Bucks County homeowners can depend DKC’s experience to conduct a careful and complete winterization of their irrigation systems. This simple maintenance step in the fall can protect you irrigation system and help make your landscapes beautiful again next spring.
Contact DKC today to see how we can protect your 215-860-5066 investment.