Thursday, November 8, 2012

Reminder: Time for Charlotte Irrigation Winterization

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Charlotte's leading irrigation installation, service, and repair company, Irrigation & Lighting Specialist, would like to remind Charlotte homeowners that now is the time to schedule your irrigation system winterization. Tonight's low is expected to be around 28° and next week isn't supposed to be much different.

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

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One of the most common questions we get is whether an irrigation system is in danger from early frosting before it has been properly winterized. The short answer is that while there is a potential danger, it is much less than the danger caused by solid ground freezes typically associated with the winter months.

"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!

1 comment:

  1. The running water through your system during the coldest part of the night will help prevent pipes from breaking.
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