Austin typically experiences relatively little in a way of extreme cold during the winter. But you can expect at least a few days of kind of hard freeze that can damage the drip zone lines that many Austinites use to irrigate their landscape. If you happen to own this kind of system, here are some easy steps you can follow to keep your investment in good working order for the spring and summer months.
Turn off the controller for your drip zone irrigation system.
Open the flush clip(s) on the drip the line and release the water. Once the line has been thoroughly drained, reattach the flush clip(s).
Lateral lines are another area where water can get trapped. Loosen the filter cap, which is typically located near the valve and drip regulator, and allow any water that you see here to drain.
Nest, take out the filter and inspect it for debris: clean if necessary and reinstall. Be sure to tighten the filter cap once you’ve put the filter back in place.
Insulate all pipes that are above ground by wrapping them with insulating tape. Leave sprinkler heads free.
At South Austin Irrigation, our experts are here to help you with all your irrigation repair needs all year long.