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Sprinkler Winterization in Fairfax, VA

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As a home or business owner, you already know the importance of keeping on top of your plumbing system once the days turn cold. Sometimes, you may learn the hard way by coming home to the water damage caused by burst pipes. The same principle applies to owning a boat, a camper, or an above-ground pool.

It’s always preferable to stay ahead of potential problems and take good care of the things into which we invest our money. An irrigation system is no different. That’s why Conserva Irrigation of Northern Virginia West is here. Our team of friendly irrigation experts works quickly to winterize sprinkler systems near Fairfax to ensure they're ready to withstand the winter months.

Learn more about our professional sprinkler winterization services in Fairfax, VA, by calling (703) 782-5389 or contacting us online today!

What Is Sprinkler System Winterization?

Sprinkler winterization is the process of protecting your sprinkler system from the cold winter weather. This typically involves draining all the water from the pipes, valves, and sprinkler heads. For systems that use pumps, the pump may also need to be removed and stored in a protected location.

By taking these steps, you can help to prevent your sprinkler system from freezing and breaking during the winter months. In addition, winterizing your sprinkler system near Fairfax can also help to prolong its lifespan by preventing rust and corrosion. As a result, sprinkler winterization is an important part of maintenance for any irrigation system.

Irrigation System Blowout Done Right

There are a few methods for draining water depending on whether your system is equipped for them, including manual, auto, or blowout. Our professionals are specially trained to use the blowout method because it works best for a wider variety of systems. We arrive with all the necessary safety equipment and the proper air compressor, ready to answer your questions and get to work.

Our sprinkler system winterization process includes:

  • Shutting the water supply off
  • Removing water from every zone
  • Draining any backflow or pump water
  • Inspecting the condition of your system
  • Providing an estimate for any repair needs found

No job is complete without warranties that ensure your happiness, which is why we offer the No Freeze Damage Guarantee™. We’ll cover the cost of repairs in the rare case that damage occurs after we winterize your system.

Of course, you don’t need to take our word for it. Read through our local reviews to see what your Fairfax neighbors have to say. Don’t hesitate to call any time with your questions – we’re happy to discuss how we can help you.

Looking for sprinkler winterization companies near you? Conserva Irrigation of Northern Virginia West can make sure your sprinkler system is optimal in the harshest weather conditions. Get started by calling (703) 782-5389 or reach out online!

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How Much Does Sprinkler Winterization Cost?

Theaverage sprinkler winterization price is anywhere between $50-$200. You can expect to spend more on winterization over the life of your sprinklers if you live in desert or northern areas where temperatures regularly dip below freezing. However, taking these steps to maintain your sprinklers will save you money on costly repairs or replacements.

Do I Need to Winterize My Sprinkler System?

It would be risky to forget or avoid winterizing your sprinkler system. Before winter temperatures drop below freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit), we highly recommend having a professional provide air blowout services. This process avoids the potential for water to freeze within the valves, pipes, and sprinkler heads. When water freezes, it expands, which can quickly lead to parts bursting, essentially ruining your system.

Fortunately, you have a team on standby, eager to assist your efforts to prepare your irrigation system for the cold months ahead.

Did you know?

There are three levels of freezes:

  • Frost - Frost is a surface-level freeze that occurs when temperatures are measured in the mid-30s. Temperatures closer to the ground are cold enough to freeze.

  • Freeze - An official freeze occurs when the air temperature is measured at 32 degrees F or lower.

  • Hard Freeze - A hard freeze happens when temperatures are 28 degrees F or colder and when the conditions are extended for at least two hours.

Hard freezes are a major threat to your irrigation system. This is when water really begins to freeze underground–but it’s a threat only without winterization. Irrigation winterization will protect your system from even the most intense hard freeze.


When you call Conserva Irrigation of Northern Virginia West, you can expect:

  • Flat-rate pricing and transparent estimates upfront
  • Services that will maximize the lifespan of your lawn irrigation system
  • Superior results from our expertise and reliable industry partnerships
  • A focus on environmental conservation that benefits both you and the Earth

For reliable sprinkler winterization services near you, call us at (703) 782-5389 or contact us online today to get a free consultation.

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A sprinkler head spraying a green lawn in winter

What People Say About Our Winterization Service

  • Jessica R.

    "Conserva was able to quickly send Eric to take care of winterizing our irrigation system. He arrived on time (even a little early!) and was very professional. He worked quickly and efficiently. I will definitely be using Conserva again!"

  • Dustin B.

    "Thanks to Anthony W. for doing a thorough job of winterizing our sprinkler system. He was on time, polite, and locked up the shed before he left."

  • Dewayne N.

    "We moved into a house this year with an irrigation system, which we had never had before. It was time to close up the system for winter and after numerous calls to companies with either a no return call or just didn't bother to show up we found Conserva. They responded within a few minutes, fast, informative, great price and quality work."

  • Lynn K.

    "Jeremy explained the winterization process very well. He was professional and obviously knew what he was doing. The company overall was very easy to work with and everyone I talked to was extremely kind and flexible."

What to Expect at Your Winterization Appointment

1. Arrive on Time

Even during one of the busiest times of the year, it is our top priority to arrive on time and have all the tools on hand to finish the job as proficiently and efficiently as possible. Our winterization process ensures that your system is professionally put away and protected for the winter season.

2. Winterize

To prepare your system for the colder months, our expert technician will shut the system down. This means, shutting off the water supply, evacuating draining the water from the lines, and shutting down the making any necessary controller adjustments.

3. Inspect & Optimize

While winterizing your system, our certified technician will make note of any broken components and leave you with a proposal for spring. This proposal will also include an annual maintenance package option for the next season. Along with the recommended repairs, this will ensure your system is running efficiently for the year to come.

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