Irrigation System Winterization

The laws of physics are fickle when it comes to the inherent properties of water. As the temperature starts to drop and water freezes, it is actually one of the few compounds that expands in its solid form. Excess water that is trapped in your irrigation system has the potential to wreak havoc. In some cases, you might not even notice the damage to your system components until the spring thaw.

Fortunately, CM’s offers sprinkler winterization as part of our fall menu of maintenance services.

We can either take care of the entire winterization process for you or provide you with instructions on how to handle the interior portion of the sprinkler system.  By doing this, you can go about your day without having to wait for a set appointment time! See below for helpful video and diagrams.

If you have any questions or concerns related to spring activation or winterization of your lawn’s irrigation system, you shouldn’t leave it to chance. You can always turn to the helpful professionals at CM’s to make sure it’s done right and everything is ready for the rigors of the season ahead.

How to Drain your Sprinkler System

Sprinkler Step by Step Drain Instructions

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  • Close drain shutt off valve (A)

  • Place Bucket under drain valve(B) and open drain valve(B)

  • VERY IMPORTANT! Once water is finished draining, close drain valve(B)

  • Wait for CM’s to winterize system.

  • VERY IMPORTANT! After CM’s winterizes your system, place bucket under drain valve (B) and open the drain valve.  Do not forget this step. You might be surprised at the amount of water that drains from the system.

  • Close drain valve (B)

  • Great Job!  We will see you in the spring!

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