As a property owner, you probably do a lot to prepare your landscape for winter, but there may be one aspect you’re overlooking. The irrigation system sort of hides beneath the ground, often making property owners forget about it until spring, but this could create a big problem. If you haven’t blown out the irrigation system to get it ready for winter, there are some important reasons to get that done now.
To Save Money
If your pipes don’t get blown out, there’s a high chance they will freeze, expand, and crack. Repairing this type of damage can be costly. If you’re not too concerned because the winter is supposed to be mild, realize it only takes one frigid night for this damage to occur. Most likely, you spent a bit of money on your irrigation system, so it’s worth the small cost of blowing it out before the temperatures drop.
To Protect the Landscape
If you end up having to redo the irrigation system next spring because you failed to winterize, it’s going to disrupt your landscape. There will be trenches dug and materials lying about the property, which is unsightly when you’re trying to attract customers and clients. While this sometimes happens even after taking the most precautions, you want to do what you can to avoid it and keep your beautiful landscape intact.
To Protect Your Building
Some portions of an irrigation system are going to run in close proximity to your building. If a pipe freezes and bursts, there’s a chance you could experience extensive water damage inside the building. If the building contains a basement or crawl space, you might end up with a flood, which could lead to a series of other disasters.
Taking care of your commercial property is important during every season of the year. Before those winter temperatures hit, be sure you winterize the irrigation system. Contact Heritage Landscape by calling 816-307-2004 or sending us an email to learn more!