Protect Your Sprinkler System during the Winter Months by Winterizing
Because we live in a climate that has freezing temperatures in the winter months, sprinklers need to have water drained down from the exposed pipes to prevent busting pipes. We also recommend having a professional winterization completed, where all of the water is blown out of the underground pipes and sprinkler components as well, to increase the life of your system. Winterizations are completed in October each year. Nature’s Helper offers Express and Full Service winterization.
We Work with Your Busy Schedule
We make it easy for you. You don’t even need to be home when we winterize your sprinklers, as long as your sprinkler system water supply has been turned off and the inside drain has been opened.
Our Express Winterization makes it easy on you – you don’t even have to be home when we winterize your system! Homeowners simply turn off the water line that “feeds” your sprinklers and put a bucket under the drain valve and open it. We will take care of the rest, with an industrial air compressor to blow all of the water out of the underground sprinkler lines. We will also drain the water out of the backflow device and copper pipes that are above ground.
How to Turn Off Your Sprinkler System’s Water Supply for the Season
We make the Winterization process easy for you. You don’t even need to be home when we winterize your sprinklers as long as you complete these 3 easy steps before we arrive:
- Turn off the water line inside that “feeds” your sprinkler system. This is usually in the basement.
- Put a bucket under the drain valve and then open the valve to drain water from the pipes. The drain valve is usually inside the house; however, it can also be located outside the house by the backflow, depending on how the plumbing was installed. Please note: The “drain valve” may be a spigot, a ball valve, or even a plug.
- In the case of freezing temps, you can also turn the test cocks on the backflow to release the pressure and let all of the trapped water drain out.
Watch Becky as she walks you through the process!
If you require assistance, we will schedule an appointment with an approximate, 2-hour timeframe. We come into your home and turn off the water line that “feeds” your sprinklers. If you have an interior drain, we will hang a bucket under the drain valve and open it. We will complete the winterization with an industrial air compressor to blow all of the water out of the underground sprinkler lines. We will also drain the water out of the backflow device and copper pipes that are above ground.
Prepayment is Required for All Winterization Services
Simply call us at (402) 334-2625 to pay with Visa, MasterCard or Discover, or you can mail in a check prior to your service. Freeze damage due to lack of winterization or because you scheduled your winterization after the first freeze of the season is not covered under your warranty. Contact Nature’s Helper today to set up your Winterization appointment!