Sprinkler blowouts and timely winterization are crucial
for protecting your irrigation system from freezing weather damage.
Winterize Your Sprinkler System
Before the Freeze
Sprinkler blowout, also known as winterization, is the process of evacuating all of the water from your irrigation system to prevent damage caused by freezing water. The main piece of equipment used for this type of work is a professional-grade air compressor.
Not all air compressors are created equal. Many homeowners do attempt to blowout their systems with store-bought air compressors, only to find that the process can take up to ten times as long, with expensive consequeces. These products do not create the constant air flow needed to guarantee all the water is cleared, which then freezes and expands inside the system pipes, causing them to crack.
With Advantage Irrigation, we begin the process of winterization by shutting off the water off that supplies the irrigation system. We then hook up a hose from our large air compressor and blow a powerful stream of air through the lines, which, in turn, pushes the water out. Finally, we power down the irrigation controller. This is done in the Fall, before the freeze of Winter arrives.
Advantage Irrigation expertly performs sprinkler blowouts and winterizations. Based out of Medway, MA, we also serve Medfield, Brookline, and beyond! Our unique process includes longer blowouts to eliminate the chance of freeze damage, a routine check of the backflow prevention system, and an audit of items to inspect or repair come Spring – there’s no sense making repairs before a New England winter hits. We’ll be ready in the Spring for your sprinkler system turn-on!
Need to winterize your system?
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