If a freeze is predicted to come before your scheduled blowout, follow these steps to protect your sprinkler system until we arrive to winterize your sprinkler system.
Step 1- Turn off the water to the sprinkler system. This is either a valve in the basement or crawl space, or a valve outside that is underground a needs a long key to turn on and off.
Step 2- open the test cocks on the side of the backflow preventer using a screw drive open so the screw head is at a 45 degree angle. (these are the two smaller outlets on the side in the picture). Water will drain out of these.
Step 3- Turn the larger handled valves so that the valves are sitting at a 45 degree angle (shown in the picture)
Step 4- Run your system through a quick cycle using the controller. This will relieve water pressure and allow more water to drain.
Step 5- Cover your backflow preventer with a blanket or towel and slip a trash bag over the top, this will insulate and protect your backflow preventer.
Your sprinkler system and landscaping increases curb appeal with the overall look and feel of your house, but in Colorado, things get a little more hectic at wintertime. Our team of Denver sprinkler and landscaping professionals know how to keep your Denver yard looking great through the swing in seasons.
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