Closing down your irrigation system is the final step of the lawn sprinkler system process. If this step is not done correctly, the entire system could break which would lead huge repairs and money loss for you and your family. What is the process of closing down your irrigation system? Here are some of the many steps that American National Sprinkler & Lighting.
- First, we need to drain the inside of the sprinkler system. We need to get all the water out of every aspect of the system so none of it freezes and in turn breaks the pipes. This usually done in the basement where the drain valve and the shut off valve are located.
- While doing this we also check that the boiler drain is closed while making sure that there is a tag on the shutoff valve. During this process, we stay in the basement or wherever your lines are located for a couple minutes to double check that no water is leaking out of any valves.
- We then drain the water from the rest of the system including your backflow prevention device. We do this with an air compressor to push all the water out of every part of the system. We need to leave the backflow handles open so the water can flow out easily.
- After that we unplug your controller for the system. If you have a solar sync, then we would not unplug your controller. We unplug the controller to make sure that the system does not start for any reason what so ever.
- Last but not least we do a double check of everything and every aspect of the system to make sure no water is leaking and none of the pipes are cracked. While doing this we write done any repairs we believe your system will need before the next spring.