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The time to winterize your lawn sprinkler system may be sooner than you think!

In Salt Lake City, our first freeze in 2012 was October 11. If you have any device above ground with water in it is subject to freeze damage. Back flow preventers, taps and sometimes valves are above the ground and need  protected from the air temperature, things underground give us a little more time to react to the change in weather.

 

This backflow assembly froze in January,            The two valves (blue handles) should remain open,

thawed out in March. The homeowner did        the test cocks opened and protective plugs removed.

not know about until it leaked for several

days flooding there basement with water.

 

This pipe froze and split.

This main shut off is inside. The red valve is the shut off and the drain should be opened to allow the water to drain out.

                                                     A1SprinklersUt.comThe time to winterize your lawn sprinkler system may be sooner than you think!

In Salt Lake City, our first freeze in 2012 was October 11. If you have any device above ground with water in it is subject to freeze damage. Back flow preventers, taps and sometimes valves are above the ground and need  protected from the air temperature, things underground give us a little more time to react to the change in weather.

 

This backflow assembly froze in January,            The two valves (blue handles) should remain open,

thawed out in March. The homeowner did        the test cocks opened and protective plugs removed.

not know about until it leaked for several

days flooding there basement with water.

 

This pipe froze and split.

This main shut off is inside. The red valve is the shut off and the drain should be opened to allow the water to drain out.

                                                     A1SprinklersUt.com

 Wi-Fi timers are worth a look.

 If you have Wi-Fi available at your home and a smart phone you will be very impressed with the currently available timers. They are nothing less than amazing, easy to program and use. Most have an option to use local weather to automatically adjust your timer.  We stock them on our service trucks.

 

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Blog posted 10/22/2017