Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Winterizing Your Irrigation

Winterizing Your Irrigation

Winterizing your irrigation system is a homeowner maintenance item. Frozen water lines can easily split the bronze backflow valve in your irrigation system.

1. Turn off Water to the irrigation system at the main valve.

2. Set the automatic irrigation controller to “rain mode” which will keep all your settings without

the valves coming on. This will save you a great deal of time later on and uses only a small

amount of electricity.

3. Turn on each of the valves to release pressure on the pipes.

4. Drain all of the water out of any irrigation components that might freeze. It is best to pay a

landscaper to blow the water out of your irrigation system using compressed air.

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