Icon_Phone.png  Call today for FREE Estimate!  425-222-9222
Check out Bear Creek Landscaping on Twitter! Check out Bear Creek Landscaping on Facebook! Check out Bear Creek Landscaping on Google! Check out Bear Creek Landscaping on You Tube! Check out Bear Creek Landscaping on Linked In! Check out Bear Creek Landscaping on Alignable! Check out Bear Creek Landscaping on Houzz!

Irrigation Installations

Give us call today to schedule your free estimate ~ Call Today! 425-222-9222

Bear Creek Landscaping and Construction Services

Irrigation Winterization

SERVICES_BACK_IrrigationWinterization.jpgThe irrigation winterization process is a crucial service provided by Bear Creek Landscaping to protect sprinkler systems from potential damage during the fall and winter seasons. This process involves properly draining and preparing the system to withstand freezing temperatures.

Turning Off the Water Supply

Professional irrigation technicians will begin by shutting off the water supply to the sprinkler system. This is typically done at the main shut-off valve, which is usually located in the basement, crawl space, or water meter pit. By turning off the water supply, it prevents water from entering the system during the winter months.

Draining the System

To prevent freeze damage, the technician will systematically drain water from the irrigation system. They may use compressed air or manual draining techniques to ensure that water is completely removed from the pipes, valves, and sprinkler heads. By eliminating water from the system, the risk of freezing and subsequent pipe or component damage is greatly reduced.

Clearing Water from Valves and Backflow Preventers

The technician will ensure that water is drained from all valves and backflow preventers within the system. They will activate the valves to release any trapped water and remove any residual water from the backflow preventer using compressed air or other appropriate methods. This step is crucial to prevent damage to these components during freezing temperatures.

Removing and Storing Sprinkler Heads

In areas where freezing temperatures are severe, the technician may remove and store sprinkler heads for the winter. This helps protect the heads from potential damage caused by freezing and thawing. The removed heads will be cleaned, inspected for any damage, and stored in a safe and dry location until they are reinstalled in the spring.

Winterizing Backflow Preventers

Backflow preventers are susceptible to freeze damage, and it is essential to protect them during the winter. The technician will take appropriate measures to winterize backflow preventers, such as installing insulated covers or using heat tape, to prevent freezing and potential cracking or bursting.

Controller Programming

The technician will review the irrigation controller programming and make necessary adjustments for the winter months. They may set the controller to an "off" or "rain" mode to prevent accidental activation during freezing conditions. This ensures that the system remains inactive until it is properly reactivated in the spring.

By following these steps, professional irrigation companies help protect sprinkler systems from potential freeze damage during the fall and winter seasons. Schedule a winterization service with a Bear Creek Landscaping to ensure that your system is properly prepared and safeguarded during the colder months. This proactive approach helps extend the life of your irrigation system and prevents costly repairs due to freeze damage.

Bear Creek Landscaping LLC is an Eastside landscape company offering terrific landscaping within your budget. We routinely have jobs in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish, Issaquah, Seattle, and as far away as the mountains and islands around the beautiful Puget Sound.