Protect the Irrigation System Before Winter
Your irrigation system should be shutdown each fall. Winter shutdown procedures prevent your irrigation system from breaking in the freezing weather.
Because New Hampshire winters go below 32 deg. F., unprotected irrigation systems freeze. The ice inside the irrigation system can damage the backflow system, control valves, manifolds, sprinkler heads, pipes and fittings.
All of this damage can be avoided with a simple fall shutdown procedure. New Hampshire's freeze-thaw cycle is murder on open irrigation systems. But doing a proper fall irrigation shutdown prevents 99% of the problems freezing weather can bring.
Prevent Winter Irrigation Damage
We turn off your irrigation timer and drain the irrigation pipes. We use compressed air to blow water out of the lines and system. Blowing out the lines removes the water inside. We remove water from the backflow, valves and heads, so they don't freeze and get damaged.
.Winter shutdown is the best return on investment you can make in an irrigation system. The cost is minimal and it prevents big repairs.