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Prevent Your Sprinkler System From Freezing This Winter

Though the weather has been unseasonably warm lately, freezing temperatures are on their way soon and with that comes concerns over frozen pipes. While most home and business owners understand the importance of preventing their plumbing pipes from freezing, many people don’t realize that sprinkler systems are also at risk of freezing which will prevent them from working as needed. In today’s blog, we share some tips on how to keep your sprinkler system in good working order this winter.

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If your sprinkler system freezes, it can spell big trouble.

Prevent Your Sprinkler System From Freezing This Winter

Insulate your sprinkler pipes

The first thing you should do in order to prevent your sprinkler system from freezing is to insulate the pipes that supply the water to your system. The insulation will trap heat and prevent the pipes from reaching freezing temperatures. If you cannot access the pipes in order to insulate them, you can also try the next method.

Keep the temperature up

If you can’t insulate the pipes then you’ll need to prevent them from reaching freezing temperatures in another way. By keeping the thermostat up instead of turning off the heat when everyone leaves for the day, your sprinkler system’s pipes can stay warm enough to ward of freezing.

What happens if my sprinkler system freezes?

Just like plumbing pipes, if your sprinkler system freezes the pipes are at risk of bursting, causing a very expensive mess. In addition to the problem of burst pipes, a frozen sprinkler system will not be able to function properly in the case of a fire, putting lives and your property in danger.

Get In Touch With Biles Fire Protection Services Today

No matter your needs, Biles Fire Protection Services can design and install a system that will work for you and keep your home or business safe. We are proud to offer top-notch customer service. This  includes fast response times, reliable support from seasoned experts, and affordable prices. Our company is certified through the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies and has the knowledge and experience to create the right fire protection system for your home or business. To learn more about all that we have to offer, give us a call at 443-701-8330, send us an email, or request a quote online.
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