If you didn’t prepare your irrigation system for winter, don’t panic! It’s not too late. There are still some steps you can take to minimize the damage and make sure your irrigation system is ready for spring. Here are just a few things the team at Spartan Irrigation recommends you do.
Remove All Attachments from the Sprinkler Heads
The first step is to remove any attachments from the sprinkler heads. This includes hose nozzles, timers, and other accessories that may have been attached during the warmer months. It’s important to store these items safely in a dry place—if they freeze, they could be damaged beyond repair. Once all attachments are removed, place a cover over each sprinkler head to protect it from freezing temperatures and debris.
Clear Out Any Clogged Pipes or Drains
If there are any clogged pipes or drains in your irrigation system, clear them out as soon as possible. It’s best to use a professional-grade cleaning solution for this task, as it will break down any stubborn debris quickly. If you don’t have access to a commercial cleaning solution, vinegar can also work in a pinch!
Check Your Sprinklers for Damage
Once all of the attachments have been removed and the pipes are clear, it’s time to check your sprinklers for any signs of damage or wear and tear. Pay close attention to areas such as seals, gaskets, valves, hoses, and other components. If you spot any problems while inspecting your sprinklers, it’s best to contact a professional immediately so they can fix them before spring arrives.
Don’t Let Winter Ruin Your Sprinklers
Winterizing an irrigation system is an important part of keeping it running smoothly year-round. Even if you didn’t get around to preparing yours this season, these are the best steps to take to mitigate your damage risks. But, should damage occur and you need repairs, Spartan Irrigation is here for you. We proudly serve residents throughout Lansing, MI. So, contact us today at (517) 882-1826, and let’s talk about your sprinkler system.