As you prepare your yard and home for winter, it’s easy to forget about your sprinkler system. Yet the sprinkler system needs some attention beyond simply shutting off the water at the end of fall. A sprinkler blowout is an important part of this process. Here’s a closer look at this important winterization step, and why you need to tackle it before you turn off the sprinkler for the winter.
Why is Sprinkler Blowout Necessary?
Your sprinkler system is made up of a network of hoses and pipes that run to the sprinkler heads. Water is constantly in these, which is why the sprinklers start flowing quickly when you turn the system on. Yet in the winter when temperatures dip below freezing, the water inside those pipes expands. This can lead to cracks and leaks. Replacing the sprinkler system can cost thousands of dollars, and repairs are cumbersome and costly.
A sprinkler blowout will force out all of that water, so you can be certain the system is dry. This prevents cracked or burst pipes around your home. It’s an important part of preparing your system for freezing weather.
What is the Difference Between Sprinkler Blowout and Winterization?
Winterizing your sprinkler system refers to draining the water and turning off the water to the system at the shutoff valve. Your winterization may also include wrapping some of your exposed outdoor pipes with insulation to prevent freezing. These are important steps, but they are not sufficient to ensure that the system will not have problems. Even the most careful winterization can leave some water in the system, and if that water freezes, your pipes and hoses will suffer damage.
A sprinkler blowout takes the process a step further. It uses an industrial grade air compressor to blow all of the water out of the system. After the water has been expelled using high pressure air, the system is examined carefully to ensure it is ready for the winter. Winterization combined with a sprinkler blowout gives you the best opportunity of getting through winter without damage to your sprinkler system.
A Professional Technician Vs. the “Other Guy”
When you’re preparing to have a sprinkler blow out, hiring a professional technician is important. The high pressure air can damage your system and property if it’s not done properly, and accidents can also lead to physical injury. This is not a DIY project for a hired handyman. If you want to protect your lawn sprinkler or irrigation system well and avoid costly repairs, you need to hire a professional technician to do the sprinkler blowout.
Senske has a team of professional technicians who have the latest equipment to tackle your sprinkler blowout. We also carry insurance and stand behind our work with guarantees that protect you. By hiring us, you can be confident that your property is protected and your sprinkler will be ready for winter.
If you’re ready to protect your sprinkler system, hire the pros from Senske. Enjoy the confidence that comes with the Senske guarantee, and know that we will send a licensed, insured, and bonded professional to your home, with top-of-the-line equipment to do the job well. Contact our team today to learn more about our sprinkler blowout services, and do what you can to protect your home.