Citizens Irrigation Services will be happy to put you on their schedule for automatic winterization at the proper time each year, so you don't have to worry.


We see this every year. People think they will save money by trying to winterize their own lawn sprinkler systems; or forget about doing it completely!

However, the cost of having Citizens Irrigation winterize your water system is minimal compared with the cost of repairing burst pipes and backflow preventers!

WHAT HAPPENS
Most substances contract as they get
This backflow preventer will now cost its homeowner six times more than it would had they had us winterize it properly!  (Money saving coupon below)
cold; however, when water cools, it contracts only until it reaches a temperature of 39 degrees Fahrenheit. Upon further cooling to 32 degrees Fahrenheit, water expands as it turns to ice. Water expands and increases in volume by one-eleventh, so 11 cubic feet of water will form approximately 12 cubic feet of ice. This expansion force is sufficient to cause pipes and fittings to burst, valves to crack, and sprinkler and pump cases to split open.

The only positive way to be sure enough water has been expelled from the system is by using compressed air to “blow” the water out. Systems with electric valves must be blown out with pressurized air. There is no other way to drain the water off the top of the diaphragm of the valve.


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