Labor Day Weekend comes and goes, the kids go back to school, and the weather begins to cool down. In September, I'm usually installing new sprinkler systems, add-ons and landscapes across Twin Falls and the Magic Valley.
In October, I roll out with an air compressor for Fall Winterization Services, also known as Sprinkler Blow-Outs. The weeks between Oct. 10 and Nov. 20 are very busy here!
Fall Winterization includes shutting off the main sprinkler water supply for the winter, opening all of your sprinkler zone valves and other outlets, then pressurizing the sprinkler system with compressed air. This pushes the water out of all of your pipes, sprinkler zone valves, sprinkler heads, any filters, backflow assemblies, drip lines, hose bibs, and any other system components that have water in them. We drain all irrigation pumps, too.
Winterizing protects against freeze damage, which can crack and break valuable components of your system during the cold winter months. I don’t generally worry about sprinkler systems until it gets below 25 F… but below that we’re putting your sprinklers at risk. You don’t want unnecessary repairs come next spring, so protect your system!