These cold temperatures can be especially dangerous to your irrigation system. When the temperature drops below freezing, it can cause any water remaining in the system to freeze and expand, cracking the pipes and sprinkler heads. The resulting damage can prove costly, especially when compared to the cost of properly winterizing the system.
"Charlotte homeowners should call as soon as possible to schedule their annual winterization shut-down," says John Minor of Irrigation & Lighting Specialist. "We've already begun winterizing systems and the remaining appointments are filling up fast. With temperatures already reaching freezing, it's more important than ever to protect your irrigation system."
Frost Before Your Winterization
"It's common to experience several frosts before the colder winter temperatures officially set in. When these frosts occur, there is a potential for any water in the system to freeze and cause damage," says Minor. "The likelihood of this causing significant damage is small because these drops in temperature are usually quick and followed immediately by warmer conditions. These quick changes prevent the ground from freezing deep enough to affect the underground irrigation system."
In order to protect your irrigation system investment as much as possible, Irrigation & Lighting Specialist recommends scheduling your annual winterization as early as possible. This allows most homeowners to enjoy the piece of mind of knowing that they do not have costly repairs waiting for them next spring.
For more information about protecting your system or to schedule your irrigation system winterization, call John Minor with Irrigation & Lighting Specialist at 877-433-5833 or email John. We look forward to helping you ensure your irrigation system is properly “put to bed” and ready to go again when spring comes around!