How To: Preparing Sprinklers for Winter

Automatic sprinkler systemDid you know that water left in your irrigation system expands when it freezes? The frozen water can end up rupturing the pipes and damage the internal components of your sprinkler system. In some areas winterization of sprinklers is mandatory, in these areas they use three main types of irrigation systems are manual drain, auto drain, and blowout. Today we’ll go over the three systems, what can be done by the homeowner, and what should be left to the professionals when it comes to preparing sprinklers for winter. [Read more…]