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Careful of Spring Freeze Breaks

Freeze Breaks

Careful of Spring Freeze Breaks

Spring is upon us, which means it’s time to keep an eye open for any freeze breaks in the pipes that have been dormant all winter.

As we all gear up to start watering our lawns and playing outside again, make sure you inspect your yard waterlines for leaks.

Common points of freeze breaks include:

  • Yard faucet (silcock)
  • Pressure vacuum breakers (yard back flow prevention devices)
  • Sprinkler system shut-off valves
  • Waterlines running to sprinkler heads (Repaired by Sprinler Co.)

Some of these problems will become very obvious very quickly. Other might be a little under the radar.

When you activate your sprinkler system for the first time make sure you walk through each zone one by one and look for any abnormal pooling or inactivity among the spray heads. If there is a break it may prevent water from ever releasing out of the sprinkler. Also, check your sprinkler zone boxes in the ground for water accumulation. If this is happening contact your sprinkler service company ASAP.

Yard Faucet Freeze Break

Make sure to check your vacuum breaker, shut-off valves, and yard faucets for leaks. These leaks could appear inside or outside of the house, so for your own sake be thorough!

Also, if you fear you may have a leak but can’t find it, check your water gauge at the curb of your home. Make sure all sources of water are shut off inside the house then watch the water dial for any movement. If it shows water consumption but you know everything is in the off position you may have a hidden leak.

In any case of a leak it’s best to have it taken care of right away to prevent any further damage to your home or lawn and also prevent water waste.

If you have any questions or are worried you might have a leak you can’t find, give us a call at 303-465-1900 and we’ll get someone out to you ASAP.

Lastly, make sure your check our Specials page before you call to take advantage of any deals that my apply to you, including $25.00 off any yard faucet repair/replacement!

As a final thought, remember that the weather is still a bit unstable right now. So if you have already started enjoying your lawns, be sure to shut down your system when not in use and disconnect your hoses from yard faucets. A quick Colorado snow can be enough to break those connections overnight.

Thanks for reading along and happy Monday everyone!

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