Sprinkler System Start Ups and Blowouts
Irrigation System Winterization
During every Minnesota winter, the frost level extends below the depth of your sprinkler system’s installed irrigation pipes, heads and valves. It is absolutely crucial to remove the water from your system before winter arrives. Not doing so will cause the pipes to freeze, expand, and then crack, possibly rupturing in the process.
The result of not properly winterizing your irrigation system is a huge bill in the springtime to repair your system and replace the damaged parts. Allow us to help with our industry-leading lawn irrigation system winterization process.
We primarily use the “blow out” method when winterizing your irrigation system. This can be complicated process, as too much pressure in the lines can damage parts of your sprinkler system, so we utilize an industrial-grade air compressor that applies an appropriate amount of air pressure to efficiently and effectively remove the water from your underground sprinkler pipes, valves and heads in a timely manner. It is never too early to be placed on our irrigation blowout schedule, get in touch today!
Sprinkler System Start Up
In addition to winterizing your irrigation system, we also start it up for the growing season. During an irrigation start up service we perform a comprehensive check of the entire system to ensure that it is not damaged and that it will be operating in tip-top shape throughout spring, summer and fall.
During an irrigation start up, our knowledgable irrigation technicians will:
- Do an initial visual inspection of your system to check for any visible damage
- Fill the system with water to ensure there is no damage that was not visible
- Adjust sprinkler heads if needed
- Remove overgrown turf from sprinkler heads if needed
- Program your controller to ensure adequate watering on every part of your lawn and landscape