If you don’t have your sprinkler system properly treated for the winter months, there are several issues that can arise with your system in the spring. Broken irrigation pipes can cause severe damage to your sprinkler, system, and even the lawn.
To prevent costly repairs and damage, Grizzly Bear Lawn Care recommends that Columbia, MO homeowners, and commercial properties to hire trained and experienced professionals to winterize your irrigation system. We have years of experience in Columbia, MO:
- Winterizing Manual Valves
- Winterizing Automatic Valves
- Winterizing Using the Blow Out Method
When Should you Winterize your Sprinkler System
The best time to shovel your snow varies from year-to-year and your specific area. In Columbia, Missouri first snowfall can start as early as October but will typically occur closer to December.
The real danger for your irrigation and sprinkler system happens when temperatures drop below 25 degrees. When temperatures drop this low, water left in the unused sprinkler system can cause pipes to burst, creating grander issues.
Still not sure if it’s the appropriate time to winterize your sprinkler system? Don’t hesitate to contact us with any and all inquiries you have above our winterization process or other services.
Our Sprinkler Winterization Process
Our winterization services include preparing your dormant sprinkler system for winter conditions, shutting off the main water supply, draining water supply lines, and more.
Our Winterization Services may include some or all of the following tasks:
- Locating & Shutting Off Main Water Supply
- Drain all Water Supply Lines with Positive Air Pressure
- Drain Water from Tank and Close Valve when Tank is Drained
- Starting Your Sprinkler System again in the Spring
While we follow tried and true methods for evacuating your system of any excess water — we do approach every situation as unique to ensure we are offering you the best service for your particular sprinkler system. Many times the blowout method listed below will be necessary for us to guarantee the best work possible.
How we Blow Out Your Sprinkler System for Winter
The blow out the method of clearing your irrigation system uses an air compressor to force excess water out of your sprinkler heads. While this method is effective, it potentially has very hazardous consequences.
If you’ve never worked with compressed air before or have never performed a blow out to your irrigation system, Grizzly Bear Lawn Care highly recommends you do not attempt to perform this method and instead contact your local professionals.
To perform this type of winterization correctly we use the necessary tools:
- Air compressor with a high cfm
- Coupler fitted for your sprinkler system
Grizzly Bear Lawn Care makes sure before beginning the process to shut off all water supply valves. Once backflow valves are secured we connect the air pressure system to the coupler.
After initiating the air pressure a stream of water will slowly emerge from the active irrigation head. Once water has completely drained from the active irrigation head we switch to another one, slowly moving from zone to zone.
Schedule your Sprinkler Winterization Today
Don’t wait until temperatures drop and our schedules start to fill up. Schedule your sprinkler winterization services today! We’re ready to earn your business and show you what a top of the line winterization and landscaping company can do for you. Contact us today!