Winters in Michigan are often brutal and can wreak havoc on your outdoor landscaping and sprinkler system. Regular maintenance and winterization from Spartan Irrigation can help prevent any significant damage or leaks. However, you don’t want to wait too long to have your sprinkler system prepped for the winter. So, here are three reasons to give us a call.

3 Reasons to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

1. Protect from Freezing Temperatures

A lot of your lawn care can wait until the first deep freeze of the season, but your sprinkler winterization isn’t is one of them. Water expands when it freezes, which means your underground sprinkler pipes are at risk. Other sprinkler system components that can be damaged because of frozen water include valves, sprinkler heads, and fittings. The only way to prevent significant damage and the resulting repairs is to winterize your sprinkler system before the cold arrives. 

2. Protect Tap Water Flow

The backflow function of your irrigation system is an important part of protecting your home’s tap water supply. It prevents contaminants from flowing back into your home, so it’s crucial you winterize it. This costly component of a sprinkler system often freezes during the winter, potentially allowing many of these harmful chemicals and pollutants back into the home’s tap water. You can prevent this with proper care and maintenance. 

3. Prevent Voided Warranties

If your sprinkler system is still under warranty, protecting and maintaining it should be your top priority. Most irrigation warranties aim to protect the homeowner from costly repairs from malfunctions or leaks, but they also require winterization. If you don’t comply with these specifications, you run the risk of voiding your warranty. This means you’ll be on the hook for any costs associated with damage and repairs. 

We Care for Your Sprinklers

Since 1976, Spartan Irrigation has provided expert sprinkler maintenance, installation, and landscape lighting services to residents throughout Lansing, MI. We can take the stress and worry of winterization off your hands. So, it’s time to contact us and schedule your service. Dial (517) 882-1826