Sprinkler Winterization Service
Sprinkler Winterization Service in Greater St. Louis, MO. During the spring and summer, an underground, integrated sprinkler system can be a great addition to your house. Having the ability to program when you want your lawn to be watered, not having to drag a hose and sprinkler out every weekend, and limiting the amount of water used to keep your yard lush and green are all qualities that homeowners enjoy from their sprinkler systems. However, when the temperatures drop and you do not need to water your grass, unlike traditional sprinklers you cannot just hang up the hose in your garage and be done with your sprinkler system for the year. With an underground sprinkler system, you need to call a sprinkler winterization service provider who can fully flush your system, ensure that no water remains in the pipes that might freeze over the winter, and guarantee that your system will be fully operational when spring rolls around.
For more than 40 years, the team at Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis has helped St. Louis-area homeowners keep their sprinkler systems working properly throughout the year. We offer a full sprinkler winterization service that completely eliminates residual water in your pipes, clears out sprinkler lines, and most importantly protects your backflow preventer. Winterizing your sprinkler system today saves you time, worry, and most importantly money from completely preventable repairs. Call us today at 314-450-0342 or contact us online to learn more about our sprinkler winterization service, or any of Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis' many lawn care services.
Why Should I Winterize My Sprinkler System?
While in some parts of the country the climate is mild enough to allow a sprinkler system to run throughout the year, anyone who has ever spent time in St. Louis knows that our weather simply does not allow that to happen. Here in the Midwest, it is not uncommon for temperatures to drop below freezing as early as November. Therefore, if you have an inground sprinkler system, properly preparing it for the cold winter months is crucial to avoid leaks, pipe breakage, and massive maintenance costs.
Even though your sprinkler system is not in operation during these winter months, small, residual amounts of water can remain in the pipes and lines buried underneath your yard. During cold weather, these small droplets expand and can cause sprinkler lines to leak or crack. Both PVC and copper/metal lines are susceptible to these cracks, and when the system is turned back on in the spring, the high water pressure of an underground sprinkler system causes these pipes to burst. In addition, even one day of freezing temperatures with water in a sprinkler system can damage the backflow preventer that all sprinkler systems are required to have.
As one would expect, repairing these broken pipes is a time-consuming, expensive process that often requires some or all of your yard to be dug up. This only inflates the cost of repairs as now you not only need to pay for upkeep on your sprinkler system, but also for your lawn to be re-sodded. While contacting a sprinkler winterization service now may seem like a useless expense, it is a small price to pay when compared to what happens when you do not properly prepare your sprinkler system for colder months.
How Our Sprinkler Winterization Service Works
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis uses the "air blowout" method to winterize St. Louis-area irrigation systems. As its name would suggest, it involves using compressed air to expel all remaining water out of a system to ensure that nothing is left in the lines when temperatures drop below freezing. All valves, heads, and pipes, plus the backflow converter, are blasted with air to leave them dry and ready to be shut off.
While this process may seem simple, in actuality it is quite complicated. Too much air used, or too high of air pressure can damage a sprinkler system itself, whereas low-pressure or insufficient air can leave some lingering water around in your sprinkler lines. Our experienced, licensed technicians know the exact, precise amount of air and air pressure needed for all makes and models of sprinkler systems to ensure that all water is cleared out and you have one less thing to worry about over the winter months.
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Winterizing your in-ground sprinkler system saves you time, money, and worry that your system will not be ready to go when you need it again in the springtime. Get in touch with the veteran sprinkler technicians at Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis to prepare your sprinkler system for cold weather today. Give us a call at 314-450-0342 or contact us online to schedule a time for our sprinkler winterization service to visit your property.
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