Once the winter season begins here in Alberta, you will need to have your irrigation system winterized to ensure it can make it through the winter safely. If you try and winterize your irrigation system yourself, you could cause more harm than good. This is why you should always hire professionals to winterize your system! Professionals can make sure your irrigation system is well-prepared for the winter. They have the professional equipment to ensure the whole process runs smoothly and will make sure your pipes are protected. What's more, professionals will be able to catch any other potential issues with your system and fix them before the spring season arrives. To ensure your system does not become damaged, it is important to always hire a professional to winterize your irrigation system in preparation for the cold weather.
Professionals will make sure your irrigation system is prepared for the winter.
Winterizing your irrigation system is a very important task to ensure your system is prepared for the harsh winter ahead. If you try and do it yourself, you might accidentally miss a step and be unpleasantly surprised in the spring when you find out that your system wasn't prepared correctly. Hiring professionals for irrigation winterization will ensure your system is well-prepared for the winter. During a winterization service, an irrigation professional will:
- Shut off the irrigation water supply which is the main valve that needs to be protected against freezing.
- Blow out the waterline, pipes, sprinkler heads, and additional valves.
- Shut down the controller.
Hiring a professional for this service will ensure no steps are missed and they will make sure to have your system prepared for the upcoming freezing temperatures.
Professionals will switch your system to "rain mode," which disconnects the signal to the valves.
Professionals have the right equipment to make sure the winterization process goes smoothly and efficiently.
An irrigation winterization service requires equipment that many property owners may not have. Using the wrong equipment could lead to more damage and cause the process to take longer than it should. One of the most important pieces of equipment that are used for this service is an industrial-grade air compressor. This is used to remove water from the entire system so your pipes do not freeze over the winter. Professionals have all of the equipment to make the whole process run smoothly and ensure all water is out of your irrigation system so that your pipes are protected.
Professionals can catch other potential issues with your system.
One of the most important reasons to hire a professional to winterize your irrigation system is that they will identify any potential problems with your system during the process. An irrigation professional will be able to discover damages and other issues with your system that you would most likely miss if you attempted to do it yourself. Some common irrigation problems that a professional may notice while winterizing your system are:
- Broken pipes
- Broken sprinkler heads
- Broken valves
- Manifold malfunction
If any problems with your system are discovered, an irrigation professional can make the necessary repairs to get your system back up and running. This way, when your system is ready to be turned back on in the spring, you can rest assured that it will function properly.
Give us a call to schedule our irrigation winterization service.
At Prestige Outdoor Services, we offer our irrigation winterization service so that your system is well-prepared for the upcoming winter season. Our trained professionals will ensure the job will get done quickly and smoothly so your system will work 100% once spring arrives. We offer our services to commercial, residential, and HOA properties in Calgary, Airdrie, Chestermere, AB, and surrounding areas. Give us a call at (403) 250-8464 to schedule our irrigation winterization service for your property today!