Here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we do occasionally experience winter temperatures that reach the freezing point of water. If you have an irrigation system, that means it's imperative that you winterize your system well before the first freeze of the year to prevent damage. At J Bell Services, our team of Dallas sprinkler winterization experts are ready to help you complete this important home maintenance task.
We’ll Perform the Following Actions During Your Sprinkler Winterization Service:
- Turn off the water supply and drain all water from your sprinkler system
- Turn off the sprinkler system controller
- Drain outdoor spigots
- Assess the system for any signs of damage and inform you of any needed repairs
- Answer any questions you may have
Why Is It Important to Winterize Your Irrigation System?
To understand why you need to winterize your sprinkler system, you need to understand how water reacts in freezing temperatures. When water freezes, it forms ice crystals that cause it to expand volumetrically. This means that if water is left in your pipes in freezing weather, it could place so much pressure on the pipe walls that they could burst.
Any water left in the sprinkler heads themselves can cause similar problems, damaging them irreparably and resulting in the need for replacement. The result when you turn your sprinklers on again in the spring is a leak that could impede your system's ability to function and cost you a lot of money in wasted water and system repairs. If outdoor spigots are not winterized, you may find yourself with a potentially bigger problem when the ice thaws—a leak in your crawl space or near your foundation that could cause serious damage to your Dallas home. Don't take any chances by skipping this important yearly service. With our Sprinkler Service Plan, you won't need to worry about it!
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