Every year, before the first freeze, the ritual of irrigation “blow out” becomes the priority for all irrigation systems in regions located where the frost level extends below the depth of installed piping. Due to the potential dangers involved with winterization, it is best to call a professional.
It is essential to prepare your sprinkler system for the winter. Some DIY’ers will attempt an irrigation system winterization on their own but we advise against this. A ‘blow-out’ must be done correctly to assure there are no costly repairs and replacements to make in the spring once the system is turned back on. The winterization process consists of removing all of the water from the irrigation system and related equipment. This step is so important since water freezing in the irrigation system can break pipes, fittings, valves, sprinklers, pumps, and all irrigation components.
Boston winters are cold. Water left in the pipes of an irrigation system can lead to freezing and expansion. This expansion force is sufficient to cause pipes and fittings to burst, valves to crack, and sprinkler and pump cases to split open. We’ve seen it happen time and time again. The cleanup is a costly endeavor. Don’t make this mistake–be sure to winterize your irrigation system.
MJ Burke has been servicing customers in the Boston and South Shore area for over 20 years. We offer complete winterization services that will prepare your system for winter and prevent damage to pipes or other system components.
Contact MJ Burke today at 781-844-7955 or send us an inquiry through our Free Estimate Request Form and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.