How to Winterize Your Lawn Pump

Winterize Your Lawn Pump ~ Southern Residential Leasing

Calling all tenants Рhave you prepared your lawn pump for the winter season yet? This basic tenant responsibility only takes a few minutes. In order to ensure that your lawn pump is working optimally for the spring and summer seasons, now is the time to do so. Water expands when it freezes, and if your pump still has water in it when temperatures drop below freezing the pump can become damaged. Preserve the life of your lawn pump with these few simple steps. Read on below to learn how to winterize your lawn pump and get yourself ready for the next freeze.

What You’ll Need:

  • A heavy-duty trash bag
  • Wrench
  • Spray gasket lubricant

How to Winterize Your Lawn Pump

Winterize Your Lawn Pump

  • Shut off the water for the sprinkler pump before cleaning. Remove the cover from the pump and clean out any debris.
  • Before reconnecting the pump to the water, turn the pump on for 1-2 minutes or until all of the water is clear of the sprinkler lines.
  • As soon all the water is drained, shut off the pump. Don’t leave any water inside the pump, as this can cause damage when temperatures drop below freezing!
  • Disconnect the discharge line from the lawn pump so the remaining water drains easily.
  • Remove the inlet line that goes into the pump, allowing the water to drain from that end.
  • Use your wrench to open the drain valve on the bottom of the pump. Let the drain valve stay open all the way through winter!
  • Once the pump is clear of all water, spray all gaskets with lubricant.
  • Check the pump for damage to gaskets. Contact us to repair any gaskets that may show wear and tear before storing the pump for winter!
  • Replace the pump housing and cover it with a trash bag to prevent any water from entering the pump during winter.

It is so easy to winterize your lawn pump and only takes a few minutes! If you have any questions about caring for your property, contact us today. Our experienced property management team is here to help.

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