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Time Is Running Out! Get Your Sprinkler System Winterized NOW!

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Winter’s almost here, let’s winterize that lawn!  Number one on the most important list of late fall chores is to winterize your sprinkler system. It’s important to know how to avoid a cold weather catastrophe. Read on to find out how the professionals at Custom Lawn & Landscape can prepare your backflow preventer and  sprinkler system for winter weather.

Step 1: “Blow Out” Your Sprinkler System

Blowing out your sprinkler system involves using an air compressor to blow out any water that is remaining in the system before the first hard freeze.

Why is this important? Water left in pipes and sprinkler heads will expand and freeze when temperatures drop down into the twenties and cause them to break. Damage can still occur even if your pipes don’t break. Rest assured they will malfunction when the time comes to turn your system back on. Forgetting this step could cost you thousands in damage, so make sure to call Custom to schedule an appointment!

Related Read: Sprinkler System Blow Outs: The Importance of Winterizing Your Sprinkler System

Step 2: Don’t Forget About The Backflow Preventer

The backflow preventer performs a crucial task in a sprinkler system. It prevents contaminated water from “backflowing” into your drinking water! It’s essential to prepare this device for winter because the consequences of it failing can be hazardous to your communities health.

In the U.S., documented cases of illnesses resulting from the backflow of hazardous substances have happened. To avoid damage and to protect your family’s health, it’s crucial to have the professionals winterize your sprinkler system properly.

If you do not have time to properly blow out your sprinkler system, take these steps to protect your system for a short term, overnight freeze.

  1. Cover the above ground components of your sprinkler system.
  2. Make sure your sprinkler system will not run automatically.
  3. Click Here to schedule your professional, guaranteed sprinkler winterization ASAP!

The first prolonged freeze is coming soon. Schedule an appointment as soon as possible or give us a call at 913-782-8315 to have your system winterized today!

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About David Magruder

Dave Magruder has worked in the turf, lawn & landscape industry for 20+ years with the majority of that experience coming in golf course design, construction and maintenance. He is passionate about helping people and has found a great home at Custom Lawn & Landscape, Inc. in Olathe, KS in helping home and business owners in Kansas and Missouri build, develop and maintain amazing lawns and landscapes.

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