Autumn is here and for those of us enjoying colder climates, there is an annual need to winterize our sprinkler systems. This is also referred to as a fall or end-of-season blowout. Now as the cold is almost here for its long, annual deep freeze, it is time to make room for this all-important task. And, as experts in irrigation management for Lino Lakes and the greater Twin Cities area, we’d like to tell you more about sprinkler winterization and why it is to important to schedule your fall blowout as soon as possible.
Did you know failure to winterize with a trusted irrigation management service may result in serious damage this winter? Many sprinkler system owners believe they can just turn the water off and that’s it; the system will be fine. However, this is not the case. If you do this, there will still be some water sitting in the sprinkler system. When freezing temperatures come to Minnesota, the water will likely freeze and expand and if this happens, the expansion will be too much for your system to handle. This can result in fittings, pipes, valves and other components cracking open. Then, when spring time rolls around, it could cost you quite a bit of money to fix.
As professionals in irrigation management and landscaping, we see this all too often. But luckily, there is an effective and easy way to prevent these issues; schedule your irrigation winterization. During a fall blowout, our irrigation management professionals will drain all of the remaining water out of your sprinkler system and ensure there is none left behind in your pipes. Then, we will use compressed air to actually blow out any remaining water to prevent any potential freezing that may occur.
Our irrigation management specialists will select the part of your lawn that is furthest away from your home, and work towards the structure. And, once the system has been completely blown out, the controller and/or timer will be turned off to ensure the system doesn’t come on during the winter.
Ready to schedule your fall blowout? Most of our sprinkler systems projects are overseen by our owner, who has more than 30 years of experience in this industry. That way, you get the peace of mind you deserve knowing your irrigation management is being supervised by someone with a strong background in irrigation management and in the lawn care industry.
Do you want more information on irrigation management in the Lino Lakes area? Call Classic Lawnscape at 763-780-7231 or contact us to get on our schedule for a Free Estimate.