Friday, October 25, 2013

Is Time Running Out for Charlotte Irrigation Winterization?

According to local weather reports, the Charlotte area will experience their first taste of freezing temperatures this weekend. Highs will be in the 50's, and lows are expected to reach well into the lower 30's - which is cold enough to cause the ground to freeze.

As a leading provider of Charlotte irrigation winterization, Irrigation Lighting Specialist is often asked whether an irrigation system is vulnerable to freezing before it has been properly winterized. While there is a potential danger, the chances of your irrigation system experiencing major damages is less than it would be during the winter months, when freezing temperatures are daily.

"In Charlotte, it is common to have a few frosts before the winter months officially start," said John Minor of Irrigation and Lighting Specialist. "When these frosts do occur, there is a chance that water can become frozen inside your system and cause damage. However, it is less likely to cause significant damage because these drops in temperatures are usually quick and followed by warmer conditions. These quick changes prevent the ground from freezing deep enough to affect your system drastically."

Time is Ticking for Charlotte Irrigation Winterization 

The Charlotte region may not have reached the season where freezing temperatures are a daily occurrence, but it won't be long before the season hits. We suggested scheduling your annual winterization as soon as possible. Waiting until it is too late can prove costly, especially when compared to the cost of properly winterizing the system. 

To properly winterize your irrigation system, all water from your pipes and equipment must be removed. When water freezes inside your system, it will cause pipes and fittings to burst, valves to crack and sprinkler and pump cases to split open - leaving you with a lot of repairs when spring arrives. 

"Charlotte homeowners should call us as soon as possible to schedule their annual winterization," said Minor. "We've already begun winterizing systems, and the remaining appointments are filling up fast. With temperatures already freezing, it is essential to protect your irrigation system." 

For more information about our Charlotte irrigation winterization services or to schedule an appointment, call John Minor with Irrigation Lighting Specialist at 704-747-0235 or 803-831-0506 or email John. We look forward to protecting the integrity of your irrigation system with our winterization services!

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