Houston isn’t know for freezing cold winters, but it’s not uncommon for residents to experience and sudden, and expensive, cold snap.
Texas freezes can cause a whole host of damage to your water pipes and outdoor sprinkler systems. A broken irrigation pipe in your yard and cause your water bill to skyrocket, so properly winterizing the system before hand could save you a fortune.
Proper winterization first involves shutting off the water supply to the sprinkler system, draining the pipes, properly insulating all exposed pipes, valves and backflow preventers.
If you have any doubt that you are doing it correctly, you may want to consult with a professional irrigation expert.