Even though we live in the south, the Middle Tennessee area still gets cold enough to warrant the winterization of your irrigation system. You might not have seen a lot of snow on the ground last year, but the temperatures dropped enough to wreak expensive havoc on your sprinkler system. You have spent a lot of money on your irrigation, so why let the cold ruin it? It’s important to winterize your irrigation system now so your yard and landscaping can look lush and beautiful when spring comes.
Middle Tennessee still experiences severe winter weather on occasion, and we have a frost line of 12-18 inches. When means on an average winter morning your ground is freezing 12-18 inches deep. Any pipes in the ground with water left in them are freezing too. Forgetting to turn the water off to your irrigation system before winter can risk frozen pipes and winter flooding.
Even if you remember to turn your irrigation system off, there is still a chance there is water left in the pipes. The system needs to be properly drained and blown out. Frozen pipes can cause major damage to your system, which you may not even detect until you turn your sprinklers on for the first time next spring. And the more damage that is caused, the more money you will have to spend to repair it.
Fall is the perfect time to prepare your irrigation system ready for winter. Don’t wait until your schedule fills up with holiday parties and get-togethers. Make your irrigation system a priority now, so you can relax all winter. Our professionals will take care of everything, so your yard can go back to green and beautiful when the weather warms. Give us a call today at 615-223-5537 to schedule a winterizing appointment and face the cold with a peace of mind.