Twin Cities Sprinkler Winterization Service
We all know Minnesota has some of the worst winter conditions known to man – right? This is why it's mandatory you need to winterize your sprinkler system here in Minnesota. Since we live in a climate where the frost level extends below the level of the installed pipes, you need to make sure you get all the water out of your system. Not doing so will allow the pipes to freeze, expand, and then crack and possibly rupture your pipes. What's the result? You end up with a very large bill in the springtime to repair your system and replace all the damaged parts.
Leave this to the pros
The main winterization process Lakes Landscape Services uses is called the "Blow Out" method. This method consists of utilizing an air compressor to blow out all the water in the system. The system will be blown out zone by zone until all the zones have been taken care.
Once the system has been blown out, the system pump will be drained and the water supply shut off. Lakes Landscape Services will also make sure your controller has been shut down as well.
This type of winterization should only be handled by a license contractor. If you don't get enough pressure in your lines, it will leave water. If you get too much pressure in the lines, you run the possibility of blowing spray heads, and increasing the friction in your pipes which can cause damage as well.
Advantages of Winterizing
Planning ahead will allow you to take the proper steps to keep your sprinkler system from sustaining damage during those cold winter months here in Minnesota. It will also make those spring startups less stressful, and provide you with years of great performance from your irrigation system. It's never too early to contact Lakes Landscape Services to set up your appointment to get your system winterized.