Winter Blow Out

Why It’s Essential for Salt Lake City Sprinkler Systems

Winter is approaching in Salt Lake City, and as the chill creeps into the air, homeowners and property managers need to prepare their landscapes. One of the most vital preparations? A winter blowout for your sprinkler system. At Sprinkler Master, we have seen firsthand the damage that can be caused by not preparing sprinklers for winter. Here’s why a winter blowout is crucial and how we can help.

The Risk of Not Blowing Out Your Sprinkler System

Water expands when it freezes. If water remains trapped in your sprinkler lines, heads, or valves during a freeze, it can cause significant damage. The expanding ice can crack or burst pipes, leading to expensive repairs come springtime.

In Salt Lake City, where winters can be especially harsh, the ground freezes several inches deep. This can affect both the surface sprinkler components and the pipes buried beneath.

The Winter Blow-Out Process

A winter blowout involves using compressed air to push any remaining water out of your sprinkler system. This ensures that no water is left inside to freeze and cause damage. Here’s a brief overview:

  1. Shut Off the Water Supply: The water source to the sprinkler system is turned off.
  2. Evacuate the System: Using a commercial air compressor, each zone of your sprinkler system is individually activated, and the air is forced through, pushing out any remaining water.
  3. Check for Residual Water: After blowing out each zone, we double-check to ensure no water remains.
  4. Secure the System: Once all zones have been blown out, we’ll shut down the controller or timer, ensuring that it doesn’t accidentally activate over the winter months.

Why Choose Sprinkler Master?

  • Experience & Expertise: With years of experience serving the Salt Lake City area, we understand the unique challenges of our local climate. Our skilled technicians ensure the job is done right the first time.
  • Safety First: Misusing high-pressure air can damage your sprinkler system. Our team knows the precise pressure needed to clear lines without causing harm.
  • Affordable Services: We pride ourselves on offering top-notch services without breaking the bank. Winterizing your system with us is an investment in the longevity of your sprinkler system.

Get Ahead of the Freeze

Winter is unpredictable. Some years, the first freeze sneaks up early. Don’t wait until the last minute to winterize your sprinkler system. By scheduling your winter blowout in advance, you’ll protect your investment and make a smooth spring start.

The peace of mind you’ll get knowing your sprinkler system is protected from the harsh winter conditions is invaluable. Let Sprinkler Master help you prepare. Contact us today to schedule your winter blowout in Salt Lake City and ensure your sprinklers are in prime condition for the next watering season.

Sprinkler Master – Your Salt Lake City Experts for Winter Sprinkler Preparation