If the weather is cooling off in your area and freezing temps may be just around the corner, the time to act is now! Winterizing your sprinkler system – removing water from the pipes, valves and sprinkler heads – is essential before freezing occurs. It’s the best way to protect your irrigation investment from potentially serious damage this winter.
All Rainy Days Service Contract packages include Winterization services. Whether it is the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum package, Winterization is crucial to obtain the optimum performance of your irrigation system.
Below is a list of the items Rainy Days can handle for you:
- Turn off water at main ball valve
- Remove backflow preventer
- Remove water from above-ground pipes
- Seal pipes to prevent debris from entering
- Backflow preventer is left for homeowner to store
The good news is, we do not need access to the controller so we don’t need to call to set up an appointment. We simply watch the weather closely and when it becomes necessary (historically this has been any time from November 1 thru Thanksgiving) we visit your residence, shut down your system, remove your backflow preventer and leave it at your residence to be stored and/or take steps to protect the pump from freezing if applicable.
If you choose to postpone your Winterization services, freeze damage may occur to the backflow device. We highly suggest that you store the backflow preventer in an area where it will not be subjected to freezing temperatures and unplug your controller from the outlet during the cold months.
Call (919) 779-9285 or email us today to get a head start on your irrigation Winterization with one of our professional irrigation team members.
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Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
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