How to Wrap your Back flow from Freezing

When Freezing temperatures arise before your sprinkler system has been winterized,  there are actions steps for you to take to help prevent your back flow from freezing.

If you have an above-ground back flow device and have not yet had your sprinkler system winterized, your system is at risk for freeze damage.    

To help mitigate the risk, we recommend that you IMMEDIATELY take the following steps:

  1. Turn your sprinkler controller to the OFF position if you have not already done so.

  2. Locate your above ground back flow device at your home.  Please reference the  video below. 

  3. Take an old towel, blanket, or pillow  and wrap it around the exposed pipe.  You will  want to tie or tape those in place to keep it wrapped snugly around the pipe. 

  4. Cover the towel wrapped pipe with a heavy duty trash bag to keep water from penetrating. This can also be done with a waterproof padded pouch.

  5. Secure the bag tightly over the towel.  You can do this with any number of household items such as an old belt, duct tape, etc.     

  6. If you have not already done so, contact us NOW to schedule your winterization.  While we never really know exactly what weather the winter will bring, early indicators point towards it being a particularly harsh winter. 

Act now to protect your sprinkler system.


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Klawn of Colorado Springs

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