Summer is coming to an end and it’s time to begin preparing your property for the cooler months ahead. One of the most important steps in this process is a fall blowout and winterization of your water sprinkler system. Why aren’t you able to merely turn off the water, leaving the system in a dormant state? It is essential to hire professionals to perform this task for many reasons. You may feel you want to take the chance. However the experts here at Advanced Irrigation strongly recommend professional maintenance of your Minnesota area water sprinkler system: Here are some reasons why and how it works:
Water will be found at different points throughout the system that will freeze and expand as it turns into ice this winter. With expansion on these levels, the system itself will be overwhelmed. It is far too much for the water sprinkler system’s fittings, pipes, valves and other parts and they could become damaged beyond repair, calling for replacement. With this type of damage you will be left footing the bill for a replacement. However by hiring a trusted company that knows how to prep your irrigation system to withstand the annual freeze, you can help safeguard your water sprinkler system.
How does it work? The water sprinkler system will be drained using the automatic or manual drain valves to get most of the water out of the piping. Once this portion of the job is complete, compressed air in effect dries out the system, ensuring not an ounce of water is left within to freeze and damage the system. When we use compressed air, we calculate just the right amount to not damage the sprinkler system or any of their more delicate parts.
Then, we make sure the main valve is closed, keeping the water from flowing into the water sprinkler system and freezing when the temperatures get below freezing. Any timers in existence will be turned off, preventing the system from starting up at any point during the winter months.
However, if you have not had our water sprinkler services team out to handle your fall blowout or winterization, freezing or breakdown may prevent the system from turning back on come spring.
So, don’t put it off any longer! If you would like more information on lawn care services in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas, call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675, or you can contact us to set up your Free Estimate.