Prepare your Irrigation System for Winter
We at Green South Irrigation want to inform our customers on how to properly take care of their irrigation and illumination systems. It is very easy to forget about the invisible financial investment buried in the ground, however, it is crucial to keep it in top shape to prevent breakages and inefficiencies.
What is winterizing?
Most people are familiar to the concept of attaching insulated boxes onto spickets around their property. Your irrigation needs similar treatment each year. Though you might not see the damage after one winter, the longevity of the system is compromised by leaving the system full of water or the valves full of water. Winterizing your system is more than just powering down. If you neglect to clear the whole system, water and air trapped in the lines may end up freezing and cracking the apparatus.
During a winterization we remove all the built up water, set up wiring for cold temperatures, and do an evaluation of the system prior to turning it off to ensure the system is still in proper working order.
Valve components that get damaged from not winterizing.
-The solenoid freezes, keeping system from turning on and off.
-The diaphragm assembly freezes and cracks.
-Both will make the zone run without turning off.
Preventative care is important!
The cost of replacing one single valve could cost up to $220. We offer this service for systems under 10 zones for only $99.
How to take action now:
There are three methods for scheduling your winterization.
We schedule winterizations from October 20th-December 15th.
Note: With the outstanding client base we have, we can only fit so many of these services into our schedule. Because of that, it is a first come-first serve scheduling system.
Book your service today!