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Lawn and Garden Winterizations and Startups in St. Louis and Surrounding Areas
St. Louis and surrounding areas gets very cold in the winter, which poses a unique hazard to outdoor plumbing such as sprinkler systems. Water can cause pipes to burst, and other issues can spring up as well: forcing you to engage in costly repairs every spring. The solution is to properly winterize your lawn and garden plumbing every fall, then schedule a startup session again in the spring. The trained professionals at Performance Plumbing can perform winterization and start up duties for you to ensure that your outdoor plumbing weathers the cold winter perfectly and is ready to go when you need it in the spring. Your Problem Is No Problem for us, so call our team today!
Drain the Water
The biggest issue with outdoor pipes during our St. Louis and surrounding areas winters is the presence of water in them when the freeze comes. That can place an inordinate amount of pressure on the walls of the pipes, as well as causing trouble throughout the system. In the worst cases, it can cause the pipes to burst, turning a relatively straightforward problem into a big mess.
A trained plumber can help you do this the right way, with attention paid to the particulars of your system. Manual valves differ from automatic valves when it comes to clearing the water, for example, and you want to make sure that leaks or other issues don’t bedevil you in the winter. Call on us to take care of the job the right way and rest easy when the St. Louis and surrounding areas’ weather turns cold.
Professional Tools Work Wonders
It helps to shut off the water and run the sprinklers in the fall, just before you intend to stop using the outdoor plumbing for the season. But that can’t always catch all of the water, nor can it check your plumbing for potential trouble spots like cracks and leaks. A trained plumber with the experience required to look into every possibility will winterize your outdoor plumbing the right way.
Much of that depends on tools like air compressors that laymen don’t have access to, but can pay huge dividends during the cold months of winter. With them, along with the trained technicians who use them, you could save yourself a great deal in damages over the chilly season and your outdoor plumbing will be ready to go when spring arrives.
Schedule an Inspection in the Spring
You never can tell what havoc winter will wreak, and in our neck of the woods, the cold weather seems to last longer and longer every year. If you’re not careful, the damage suffered by your outdoor pipes will be compounded when you try to run your system, making the repairs costlier in the process.The best way to prevent this kind of damage is to schedule an inspection of your outdoor plumbing every spring, when the weather has warmed up but before you start using it. That way, you can catch potential problems and make repairs before the come back to bite you.