Although the winters in Connecticut can be extremely beautiful, they can also be extremely cold. Temperatures often drop well below freezing, posing a risk to your sprinkler system if it is not properly winterized.
Water expands when it freezes. Any water that is left in your lines, sprinkler heads, or backflow device could wind up causing damage if it freezes and expands. The only way to ensure that your sprinkler system makes it through the winter unscathed is by taking steps to remove all of the water from your lines.
Our fall winterization service is designed to do just that. With the help of a portable air compressor, we can safely and efficiently remove all of the water from your sprinkler system, helping to ensure that it is ready for winter.
Although there are several different methods that can be used to remove water from home irrigation systems, the blowout method is by far the most effective. It works on a variety of different types of sprinkler systems and does a great job of removing any excess water from the lines, helping to minimize the risk of damage during the winter.
Some homeowners make the mistake of thinking that they can blow their lines out themselves if they have an air compressor. In fact, however, the job can be quite dangerous if you don't have the right equipment and if you don't know what you are doing.
Failing to wear proper eye protection or performing the process incorrectly could wind up causing injuries. That is why most experts recommend hiring a qualified landscaping company to blow out your sprinkler system for you.
Additionally, if you use the wrong type of equipment or if you set the pressure on your air compressor incorrectly, you could wind up causing damage to your sprinkler system. The whole point of blowing the water out of your system is to protect it from damage. If you accidentally damage it yourself during the blowout process, it completely defeats the point.
This is another great reason to hire us to handle the job for you. We have the tools and experience to do the job right, helping to ensure that your sprinkler system is not damaged.
To perform the process, we begin by shutting down your entire sprinkler system. Turning off the water supply helps keep new water from flowing in to replace the water that is blown out of the system.
Next, we use the air compressor to blow any leftover water out of every part of your irrigation system including the sprinkler heads, the pipes, and the backflow device. We work hard to ensure that all traces of water have been removed from the system.
That way, you don't have to worry about anything freezing during the winter after the temperatures drop. This is extremely important for residents of Connecticut since the temperatures get so cold during the winter in this part of the country.
When we are done, we disconnect the air compressor and release any remaining air pressure. After taking a few additional steps to winterize the backflow device, the process is complete.
The only thing that is left to do is to shut the system off for the winter. The controller for the sprinkler system should be set to the "off" position for the entire season. Alternatively, you can also unplug it, keeping it from accidentally getting turned on during the winter.
As we winterize your system, we will also inspect it, looking for any signs of damage. If any problems are discovered, we can work with you to get them repaired right away. That way, your sprinkler system will be ready to use again the following spring.
Speaking of spring, this is also a great time to set up an appointment to have your system turned back on again after the winter is over. By scheduling an appointment in the fall, you won't have to worry about trying to beat the rush in the spring. Instead, you will already have everything in place to get your system back up and running again.
The importance of winterizing your sprinkler system can't be overstated. If any water is left in the system, it can cause the pipes to crack if it freezes and expands during the winter. Water that is left in the sprinkler heads can also cause damage if it is not properly removed.
The best way to ensure that your sprinkler system makes it through the winter unscathed is by having it professionally winterized before temperatures start to fall. Our sprinkler system winterization services are designed to remove all traces of water from your system, ensuring that it doesn't sustain any damage during the winter. During your appointment, we can also help you with any necessary repairs and can schedule a time to have your system turned back on the following spring.