The Effects of Ice and Snow on Sprinkler Systems

Snow and IceDuring the winter months of the year, snow and ice can wreak havoc on your sprinkler systems. At Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage, & Lighting Services, we offer sprinkler system check-ups to make sure that your sprinkler system is in optimal working condition.

Frozen Water Damage to Pipes

Sprinkler system pipes are not buried too deeply in the earth. During sub-freezing temperatures, the shallow depth of the pipes allows the water inside to freeze. As the water freezes, it expands. The narrow diameter of the pipes means that the pipes could crack if there is too much water that freezes.

Damage to Sprinkler Assembly

The brass valve assembly is a safety feature that prevents the backflow of water to the main water supply line. When water remains within the assembly, cold temperatures can result in the water freezing into ice and expanding. The entire assembly can crack, necessitating replacement.

Damage to Sprinkler Heads

Falling snow and ice can cause sprinkler heads to freeze and crack.

  • If water or snow gets inside of the sprinkler heads, cold outdoor temperatures can cause this water to freeze and expand from within, resulting in damage or breaking of the head.
  • The nozzle may rupture, resulting in an improper spraying field when the sprinkler is turned on the next time it is used.
  • The supply line may also crack, resulting in no water coming from the sprinkler when it is used.

At Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage, & Lighting Services, our team provides sprinkler system repair when the ice and snow cause trouble with your equipment. As your local Dallas sprinkler company, our efficient and affordable services are available at times convenient to your schedule. We have built a solid reputation for sprinkler system repairs, inspections, and maintenance services that are on time, reliable, and dependable. To schedule your sprinkler system check-up in Dallas, call us today at 972-418-6998.