Winterizing

With decades of experience servicing lawn sprinkler systems, multiple service crews, and maintaining over 3000 New Jersey residential and commercial properties, we provide the absolute must lawn sprinkler winterize service to ensure your lawn sprinkler system is properly shutdown to prevent freeze damage during the cold winter

How We Can Help?

All sprinkler systems need to be closed (winterized) starting as early as the last week of September. In order to prevent freeze damage to your lawn sprinkler system, Dowd Irrigation provides Winterize service. The Winterize service or a “sprinkler blow out” service is a process of completely drying up of your sprinkler system by removing all water content.

Simply turning off the water valve is not sufficient as water droplets that remain in the sprinkler system will eventually freeze and burst pipes and damage sprinkler heads when freezing temperatures arrive. This happens because water expands when it reaches sub-zero temperatures or freezes.

Working Process

A service crew from Dowd Irrigation will winterize your lawn sprinkler system by using a powerful air compressor to push all the water out ensuring no water remains in the system through the winter. Unlike some contractors, we use a commercial-grade air compressor to do a sprinkler blow out.
We also ensure that the correct pressure settings are set so that there is no damage to the lawn sprinkler system during the procedure.

  • 1.Turn OFF the water valve located in the basement near the water meter
  • 2.Open the drain valve located outside the house at the bottom of the backflow
  • 3.Use the contact form to request the winterize service and we will stop by
  • 4.Maintenance and automated alerts by email
If for any reason you find the instructions complicated, do not hesitate to reach out using the contact form

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How do we winterize your lawn sprinkler system?

  • We will turn off your lawn sprinkler’s main water supply valve.
  • Our service crew will connect a commercial-grade air compressor to your lawn sprinkler system.
  • We will then remove all residual water from your sprinkler system A yellow tag will be placed on the main valve by Dowd Irrigation with our contact information.
  • Once the service is completed, your lawn sprinkler water supply will be shut down for the season and the controller will be placed in the “suspend/rest” mode.

Frequently Asked Questions

A typical Winterize service is completed in about an hour. A service crew will visit your property with the required materials and equipment to Winterize your sprinkler system.
Dowd Irrigation provides automated text and email based alerts 3 times a year to ensure your sprinkler system is working at optimum capacity.
In the spring we restart the system, In summer we do a complete system check and tune-up. And in the winter we come and prepare the system to be shut down to prevent any freeze damage.
All you have to do is respond to our easy, automated service announcements and our crew will come and service your sprinkler system.
Other than our Winterize service and maintenance, Dowd Irrigation also offers landscape lighting, sprinkler inspections for prospective property owners and lawn care.
As soon as you contact us using the contact form, the owner Patrick Dowd will call or email you for an appointment. Once you are happy with the details, a highly experienced service crew will visit your property and Winterize your sprinkler system.