Every homeowner has nightmares about burst pipes - let’s make sure that nightmare doesn’t come true anytime soon! At least not when it comes to your irrigation pipes. When the weather gets cold and the days get short, there’s no point in watering your grass, it’s just going to go dormant and turn yellow/brown anyways. So you can just put that irrigation system out of your mind, right? Well, not exactly. If your irrigation system is live and still has water in it when those temperatures drop, there’s a chance it may freeze, burst, or be damaged in some other way.
In order to prevent this from happening, there’s a couple things you can do. First, go ahead and turn off the water supply to your irrigation system through its main valve. It’s even beneficial to play it safe and insulate the valve itself for the winter. Make sure any automatic timers you have for your irrigation system are completely turned off as well. Then, it’s very important to drain the water out of the pipes, that way there’s nothing in them that could possibly burst out.
The next best thing to do is contact a professional at Red Valley to come take a look at your handy work and determine if anything more can be done to prevent your specific irrigation system from freezing and potentially breaking.