When to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

Undeground Srinkler Systems Need to be WinterizedAs the temperatures drop and you begin to use your home’s sprinkler system less and less, don’t forget one of the most important to-do’s for your home. Heritage Lawns & Irrigation recommends winterizing your home’s sprinkler system before the first widespread freeze. Why? Find out below!

Underground Sprinkler Systems Can Burst

Underground sprinkler systems can freeze and the pipes can burst, causing expensive repairs if water is not properly drained and blown out. A little preventative maintenance can save you money and headaches down the road. Professional lawn care companies, such as Heritage Lawns & Irrigation, can safely and properly remove the water and prepare your system for a long, cold winter.

Burst Pipes Causes Multiple Problems for Homeowners

When temperatures fall below 25 degrees at night, if there is water left in sprinkler systems, it can cause the pipes to burst creating problems:

  • Flooded lawns
  • Flooded basements
  • Damage to Landscaping
  • Damage to Neighbor’s Lawn
  • Costly Repairs

“Many times, we get frantic calls from homeowners describing a ´geyser´ in their front yard,” said Wes Ory, owner of Heritage Lawns and Irrigation in Kansas City. “It’s not something you want to forget to do.” Another problem area occurs when hoses are left attached to outdoor faucets. As a rule of thumb, all out door water sources should be free of water by mid-November to be safe.


For more information about Heritage Lawns & Irrigation’s sprinkler winterization and blowout services, give us a call at (913) 451-4664.