Blowing out sprinklers is where a professional will attach an air compressor to the system and literally "blow out" the water from the lines, pipes and other parts.
A professional knows how much volume and pressure to use when blowing out sprinklers, as many do-it-yourselfers typically use an insufficient volume of air and after having forced some water out, the air will ride over the top of the remaining water. This results in the remaining water draining into low spots and subjecting the system to freeze damage.
Sprinkler pipes and backflow assemblies are at risk of freezing and breaking when temperatures drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Immediate damage can occur to exposed pipes and sprinkler apparatus with the first freeze of winter. Further damage can result as extended freezing temperatures and wind chill conditions cause the soil to freeze at the same depth as the underground pipes. In many cases, homeowners are not aware that their pipes have sustained damage until they begin watering in the spring and discover leaks in their yards!
A properly winterized sprinkler blowout can be the difference between an easy spring start up and weeks if not months of problems the following season.
Lawn Pros Sprinkler Inc in Colorado Springs, Denver, and Surrounding Cities can take care of all your sprinkler needs.
Q: Do I need to be home and what should I do to prepare to get my service done?
A: No, you do not need to be home at the time of service. If you are not home please:
Make sure a gate is unlocked and all dogs are put away.
Make sure to shut off the water source to your sprinkler system prior to my arrival.
Q: If I am not there then how can I pay you.
A: You can leave a check or cash or call in with a credit/debit card.
Q: How often should I have my sprinklers blownout?
A: You only need to have your sprinkler system winterized once a year. Make sure to winterize your system before the seasons first hard freeze. There after there is no guarentees or warranty that all the water can be flushed out of your system and you will not sustain costly damage. Just because you did not blow them out during the first hard freeze, get them blown out as soon as possible. The longer it freezes outside the farther down the freeze travels in the soil. If you do not blow them out you are virtually guarenteeing a disaster which will cost you alot of money to repair. In some cases the entire sprinkler system may have to be replaced.
Q: Do you offer a service to come and turn my system back on in the spring?
A: Yes, Spring Sprinkler System Startup- $39.00 for 2 Zones and $10 for Each Additional Zone.