Winterization is crucial for your irrigation system in Michigan, as it involves shutting it down and preparing it for the winter season. If you fail to winterize it, it could lead to several issues. For one, any remaining water in the lines could freeze over, causing them to crack, break, or even burst. As a result, you'll have to deal with costly repairs in the spring. The best time to winterize your irrigation system is before the first frost, around September/October. However, you should always hire pros to perform this process to ensure it's done right.

What does winterizing your irrigation system involve?

Winterizing your irrigation system is a comprehensive process that prepares it for the winter season. This process involves shutting off the main water supply, controller, and timers before blowing out any remaining water from the lines using compressed air. After that, the pump should be disconnected and drained, and any above-ground components insulated.

What happens if you don't winterize your irrigation system?

If you don't winterize your irrigation system, you risk extensive damage. After all, any water left over in the pipes can freeze over, which can cause them to crack, break, or even burst. Not only that, but the sprinkler heads can also become damaged, as water can get trapped in them and cause them to expand due to freezing temperatures. As a result, you'll be stuck dealing with costly repairs in the spring, which can leave your vegetation without proper hydration at the start of the new growing season.

When should you winterize your irrigation system?

Timing is everything when winterizing your irrigation system, especially since the weather here in Michigan can be unpredictable. However, you'll want to ensure it gets done before the first frost, around September/October. That way, you can have peace of mind knowing your irrigation system is ready for the winter without leaving your lawn and landscape without enough water before going dormant.

Always Hire Professionals to Winterize Your Irrigation System So It Gets Done Right

Winterizing your irrigation system involves many steps, and it's easy to miss some without the proper knowledge and experience. Because of this, it's always best to hire professionals to winterize your irrigation system. Pros handle these types of irrigation tasks for a living, so they will know what needs to be done to ensure it gets done right and everything is shut down properly, minimizing the chances of any damage being caused. They also have the proper tools and experience utilizing them, plus a trained eye for spotting any potential issues and flagging them for the spring. When you leave irrigation winterization in the hands of experts, you can rest assured that your system is protected from freezing temperatures and will be ready to go again at the start of the new growing season!

You can pair professional irrigation winterization with a startup service in the spring to bring your system back online.

Call Us Today to Schedule Our Irrigation Winterization Service

At Big Lakes Lawncare, we offer an irrigation winterization service to prepare your irrigation system for the upcoming winter season. Our team will follow a comprehensive process and pay unparalleled attention to detail to ensure we do it right the first time. But wait, that's not all - we offer this service as part of our irrigation package, which also comes with a spring startup and mid-season inspection! That way, we can keep an eye on your system throughout the growing season so that it stays in optimal condition.

Our irrigation winterization service is available to homes, businesses, and HOAs in Macomb, Shelby, Chesterfield, MI, and other nearby areas. Call us today at (586) 200-0855 to schedule this service!