An important step during the winter in America for many homes and businesses is the winterization of their sprinkler system. This process is very important to make sure your irrigation system is protected and will function properly when it is time to turn the water back on.
What is a Sprinkler Blowout?
The process of sprinkler winterization mostly consists of the sprinkler blowout and water shutoff for your sprinkler system. The blowout consists of blowing excess and leftover water out of your sprinkler system to prevent it from freezing in the cold winters of Omaha. This is an important process to ensure the health of your system throughout the months when you are not using it.
This process is actually a pretty simple one, just using air to blow out the excess water from the system, but it can actually turn out to be quite challenging using the proper equipment and procedures which is why we recommend that homeowners have a professional handle this sprinkler service and others.
How Does Excess Water Damage My Sprinkler System?
Excess water in the pipes leading to your sprinkler will freeze during the winter months. When water freezes it expands outwards and can push out and damage the many plastic bits throughout the piping of your sprinkler system. Sprinkler winterization services help prevent this by solving the problem before it can even start. At Controlled Rain we recommend this sprinkler service be performed every winter for all home and business owners to prevent the expansion of water in your system.
What Is The Process of a Sprinkler Blowout?
A sprinkler blowout needs to be performed every year before the winter months, in Omaha and other Nebraska areas this is usually in early to mid-October. The process involves hooking an air compressor to your water control leading to your sprinkler system, and running the system until air is the only thing coming out. This will dry up the system and you won’t have to worry about it for the winter. We recommend it is performed by a professional to avoid damages.
For any questions about sprinkler service or sprinkler winterization, call Controlled Rain today!