Winterizing Your Sprinkler System
New Jersey residents are no strangers to the frigid, bitter cold in the brutal winter months. Though we are currently only finishing summer, it’s still a good idea to look ahead and schedule out a date to have your sprinkler system professionally winterized, or “blown-out”, before Jack Frost makes his return.
Why Do I Need to Winterize my Sprinkler System?
During the months of freezing temperatures, water that is left in pipes underground will solidify. While this may not seem to be a big issue, it can end up costing you way more than you can imagine. That frozen water will crack your pipes, and cost a pretty penny in repairs and often are not detected until the ground has thawed, well into the season when grass and plants are already needing water.
What’s the Process?
When you need to have your sprinkler system blown-out, it can be a long and tedious process. Ultimately, all of the water must be removed from the pipes, valves, and sprinkler heads. Because of the risk of having any water freeze, it’s important to schedule your winterizing earlier in the season with a trusted professional company to avoid any damage. The term “blow-out” is used to explain the process of the large air compressor using a high amount of pressure to remove any water from a valve. This process is applied to each valve and repeated for optimal results.
Can I Winterize it Myself?
While there are different methods of winterizing your sprinkler system, it is always the wisest to invest in a professional company who has experience and all the proper equipment to handle a sprinkler system blow out. If any water remains in the pipes, valves, or sprinkler heads, it runs the high risk of freezing, cracking, and causing major damage. In the event that this occurs, it can cost up to thousands of dollars in repairs, not to mention the mess it makes of your lawn. Don’t risk such a large loss, call us today.
At Tanz Inc., our number one priority is taking care of your property. Our experienced professionals are the best in the business. Both commercial and residential focused, we also provide service to any residential sprinkler system, regardless of the brand! Let us take on the headaches of property maintenance, so you don’t need to. Don’t take a chance on trusting your residence or business to anyone who doesn’t value your property as much as you do!