Sprinkler Turn Ons and Sprinkler Blow Outs
As the winter months approach, the weather begins to get colder and eventually snow begins to fall. Even in areas where snow does not really fall, it gets cold enough for ground water to freeze. Sprinkler systems are affected by this adverse weather especially when water is still in the sprinkler pipes because the frost conditions extend below the depths of the installed piping.
If water is left in the pipes during winter, it will freeze and expand to the point where the pipes actually break. Depending on how long the cold weather lasts, it may take a few weeks for the water in the pipes to completely melt so that repairs can be effected on them.
The repairs can be quite costly at times. But all that can be avoided if you use our Sprinkler Turn On and Blow Out service. This service ensures that the lines don't freeze and that pipes don't break when the colder temperatures begin affecting them.
Many of our clients have used this service and have been thankful that they did because it saved them a lot of unnecessary expense. We have both residential and business clients who use our blow out service every year to clear their sprinkler system of water before winter comes around.
How It Works
Millions of dollars are spent every year repairing sprinkler lines that rupture during winter as a result of water being left in them at the end of the warm season. Our Sprinkler Turn On and Blow Out service entails blowing all the water out of the sprinkler lines to ensure that they do not crack or break when the ground freezes over.
This is achieved using an air compressor which blows the water out of the pipes at very high pressure, ensuring that no water is left in the pipes. The irrigation water supply is shut off and a hose bib, coupler, or other type of connection (depending on the design of the sprinkler system) is used to attach the compressor to the mainline.
The backflow isolation valves are closed during the blow out process. The compressor valve is then slowly opened to introduce compressed air, below 80 PSI, into the irrigation system. This ensures that the lines are able to hold the pressure without rupturing whilst effectively removing all the water in them.
All the stations and zones, starting from the zone or station furthest from the compressor or sprinklers highest in elevation, are activated until no more water is seen exiting the heads. Once the operation has been completed, all the valves on the sprinkler system are closed and the compressor is removed from the mainline.
Our team of highly trained technicians are qualified to undertake this assignment. It is advised that you do not try this procedure yourself as you could end up damaging the sprinkler system or even injuring yourself.
Let the professionals at Boise’s Best Lawn Care handle the job for you. We take all the necessary safety precautions to prevent injury to ourselves, our clients, and the sprinkler systems. We are licensed and insured to undertake sprinkler blow out jobs.
We guarantee that your sprinkler lines won't freeze and that the pipes won't break once we have completed the turn on and blow out process. If a pipe, for whatever reason, breaks after the winter, we will fix it.
Our pricing depends on the yard size, the number of zones in the yard, the piping distance, and so on. We will give you a more detailed idea of all the factors that affect pricing once you contact us.
Before you know it, winter will be here again.
Do not delay.
Call us today.