Chalco, Nebraska

3 Irrigation System Protection Tips for the Winter Months January 10, 2017

Chalco, Sarpy
3 Irrigation System Protection Tips for the Winter Months, Chalco, Nebraska

Your irrigation system worked hard throughout the year, so now it's time to help it survive the harsh winter months to come. Winterization is crucial for systems of all sizes, and there are a few key steps you can take to make sure yours doesn't freeze or end up damaged as the temperatures drop. USA Hoich Irrigation has been helping the people of Omaha, Nebraska with this and many other irrigation system services for over 30 years, and they have some advice for anyone looking to keep their system in top condition this winter.

To effectively protect your irrigation system through the rest of the cold season, you should perform the following tasks:

  • irrigation systemDisable The Timer: One of the best ways to make sure everything is running smoothly is to stay in control of the system itself. If you have an automatic irrigation system, for instance, you'll want to shut down the controller, also referred to as the timer. Most controllers can be turned off or set to rain-mode, during which they will continue to keep time and maintain all programming information.
  • Drain The Pipes: The colder the climate, the more important it is to fully drain the pipes in preparation for winter. This will prevent freezing and breaking in pipes and other components. There are a few different methods involved, and it's best to call in a lawn irrigation specialist to handle the draining.  
  • Provide Insulation: Any above-ground sprinkler systems should be insulated during the winter months. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways, including foam insulating tubes, as long as the end results fully protect them from sub-zero temperatures.

There's quite a bit of work to be done to get your irrigation system where it needs to be for the rest of the winter, but thankfully you don't have to do it alone. USA Hoich Irrigation offers winterization services that include blowing out or draining systems, winterizing vacuum breakers, and ensuring proper preservation of the entire system. Call them today at (402) 896-5899, and visit them online for more information on their irrigation system services.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from USA Hoich Irrigation
Top 5 Misconceptions About Water Sprinkler Installation, Chalco, Nebraska
A residential or commercial water sprinkler system is a convenient and economical solution when you need to irrigate the lawn, landscaping, and other greenery around your home or bus...read more
What Kinds of Pipes Are Used in Sprinkler Systems?, Chalco, Nebraska
Sprinkler systems can take a lot of stress out of caring for your landscape. Rather than manually watering your lawn, these systems can perform the chore automatically and with impro...read more
3 Reasons Why the Fall Is Great for Sprinkler Installations, Chalco, Nebraska
As the days get colder, maintaining a beautifully verdant lawn for as long as possible is wonderful. However, if you don’t have an automated irrigation system, this goal can be diffi...read more
Give Your Garden a Makeover With an Irrigation System, Chalco, Nebraska
One of the best ways to improve your yard is by investing in an irrigation system. Lawn irrigation can change your outdoor space completely, taking your grass from faded and witherin...read more
Essential Benefits of Installing a Sprinkler System for Your Garden, Chalco, Nebraska
Keeping your garden looking its best requires making sure your plants are getting just the right amount of water. If you give them too little, they’ll die from lack of nutrition; and...read more