Irrigation System Winterization

September 17, 2014

It’s getting to be that time again, leaves are changing colour and colder weather is just around the corner. Compared to the rest of Canada, we enjoy mild winters here on the West Coast. However, it is very important to properly winterize your irrigation system to prevent costly damage. Even with the system controller and water supply shut off, irrigation lines remain charged with water unless blown out. Water expands by 9% when frozen, and this can lead to burst pipes and damage to other components such as valves.

Don’t put yourself at risk for expensive surprises when starting up systems in the spring! Our Certified Irrigation Technicians use compressed air to drive out any residual water in the system. This is done using a powerful compressor, and each zone is blown out individually to ensure no lines remain charged with water.

Remember, water expands by 9% when it freezes, and PVC piping is no match!

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