Irrigation Maintenance ~ Sprinkler System Winterizing

Irrigation Maintenance ~ Sprinkler System Winterizing

Irrigation Blowout ~ Spray head misting during sprinkler system winterizing

Irrigation Blowout ~ Spray head misting during sprinkler system winterizing

To prevent damage to your irrigation ~ sprinkler system it is important to winterize it for cold weather.  Compressed air is used to “blowout” the water that is remaining in the irrigation lines.  If water is left in the lines it will freeze and cause damage to the system.  Avoid costly future repairs with a little maintenance now.

The process is fairly simple… After turning off the water source inside, a portable air compressor is hooked up to the irrigation system.  Each zone is turned on one at a time.  The air forces any remaining water out of the lines.  It is good to run through the zones a second time completely remove all the water.  Always wear eye protection when blowing out an irrigation system.

Portable Air Compressor use for Irrigation System Blowout

Portable Air Compressor use for Irrigation System Blowout

Air line hooked up to Irrigation Mainline for blowout.

Air line hooked up to Irrigation Mainline for blowout.

Make sure the back flow preventer is free of water.  The water lines that feed the irrigation system inside the house need to drained.  This is a good time to turn off all other outdoor water sources on the house.  Don’t forget to turn the irrigation controller to the off position.

Irrigation ~ Sprinkler System Blowout

Irrigation ~ Sprinkler System Blowout

The professionals at Switzer’s Nursery & Landscaping are ready to assist you with your Irrigation ~ Sprinkler System maintenance.  We service systems in the South Metro of the Twin Cities.  Contact us for your maintenance needs at:

landscape@SwitzersNursery.com

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About Glenn!

Glenn! is the Sr. Landscape Designer at Switzer's Nursery & Landscaping, Inc. located in Northfield, Minnesota Switzer's is a National Award Winning Landscape Design/Build firm with a passion for creating Life Enhancing Living Environments. Glenn's love of art, architecture, music, travel and food fuel his creativity. The interpretation, creation and enhancement of SPACE are at the core of Glenn’s design philosophy. Understanding the relationship between the inhabitant and their environs, whether in the natural or built landscape, is paramount to finding balance in life. Elected to third term in 2010 as Mayor of the City of Dundas, Minnesota landscaper, stone waller, inn keeper, photographer, cook, gardener, alpine ski instructor, and collector of stuff... to name a few.
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