Irrigation Sprinkler System Startups & Blowouts Services
Residential & Commercial Irrigation System Startups & Blowouts
Irrigation Sprinkler System Startups
Residential Irrigation Sprinkler System Start-ups. Schedule your free quote today!
Irrigation Sprinkler System Blowouts
Residential Irrigation Sprinkler System Blow-outs. Schedule your free quote today!
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Professional Irrigation & Sprinkler Maintenance Services
Maintenance of your entire system is necessary to avoid expensive repairs. Starting up your irrigation system in the spring and blowing it out properly in the fall before winter sets in is imperative. This assures your pipes lines, valves, heads, manifold, and backflow preventer are safe. If you neglect maintenance before winter arrives your entire system will have extensive damage to many different components.
At the end of the growing season, fall temperatures drop below freezing which can cause many costly repairs. If you maintain it properly when the weather warms and your system starts you will have no sprinkler system damage to repair. This is when professional sprinkler systems support comes in for most homeowners.
By having a professional company do the winterization for you, you can rest assured that there will be no risk or repair needed come spring. We maintain many residential and commercial customers’ irrigation systems for them so they don’t have to perform blowouts on their sprinklers themselves. If you would like a free estimate or online quote call us today before our schedule fills up. We would love to help you manage the maintenance of your sprinklers irrigation system with our spring startups and fall sprinkler blowout.
Maintaining Your Irrigation System Like a Pro
Even if you are not a professional or paying a professional irrigation company to manage your entire system it’s important to maintain it correctly. Maintenance is the number one thing to prevent catastrophic damage necessitating repair to lines, pipes, valves, manifolds, and the pressure vacuum breaker. Sometimes the sprinkler controller or solenoids can still go bad even if you maintain your property with spring startups and fall sprinkler blowouts.
If your entire system isn’t blown out correctly there can be water trapped if there are low sprinklers or a dip in the lines where the water settles. On large commercial or residential sprinkler systems it’s necessary to have a compressor suited for the task to move a higher volume of compressed air to push the water completely out of the lines. If there is any water left in the lines it can cause broken heads that will need to be fixed next spring. It is also important to use the correct amount of pressure when blowing out the lines. The correct equipment is important to not burst the manifold or worse cause damage to the backflow preventer.
Sprinkler System Spring Startups Service
We provide system starts early in the spring usually after mothers day to be completely sure that there won’t be another hard freeze. Here in our local area, it can snow pretty late into the spring season and damage backflow preventers if it’s turned on too early. After mothers day we provide spring startups and diagnose and schedule a repair for any damages that need to be fixed. Our startups are done efficiently for customers to notify them of repairs that need to be fixed for the health of the lawn and landscaping investments. Notify us if you need a sprinkler system startups service and we would be more than happy to give you a free quote.
Fall Sprinkler Winterization Service
Our company performs sprinkler blowouts to winterize local irrigation systems for residential and commercial businesses in the fall. We service irrigation systems efficiently with sprinkler blowout service to help mitigate repair damages for our clients. If you are interested in having a local company handle these maintenance tasks for your lawn and landscaping investment, get in touch with us and receive a free quote or free estimate today.
Maintaining Your Sprinkler Heads
Maintenance of your sprinklers can be done by you or a professional company. It is typically done after the last snowfall to clean the filters and give you adequate coverage for your lawn. Flushing out the filters in the heads prevents algae and dirt buildup that clogs their spray. This prevents broken heads and will maximize pressure making sure that there aren’t any dead spots from lack of coverage.
Steps For De-Winterizing Or Starting Up Your Sprinkler System In The Spring
Get your system maintained and diagnosed by a professional after the last hard freeze ends so the system starts smoothly for the year. This allows you to be notified about any expensive repairs before the weather warms allowing you to service any problem area and repair it fast. Diagnosing the problem during spring startups is how a good lawn service company will make sure everything is working correctly. If it isn’t functioning get it fixed before the heat causes irreversible damage to your lawn and landscaping.
How Do You Start Up An Irrigation System
Follow the steps below to help you get your sprinklers up and running after the colder months.
Step 1: Turn On The Water
- Turn on the water at the main valve. This is usually located near your water meter or where your home’s main water line comes into contact with your sprinkling system. Once you have located the valve, turn it slowly to the right until water begins flowing out of any open pipes or sprinkler spray heads. Be sure to do this slowly so you do not damage any of the components in your irrigation systems lines or manifold.
Step 2: Check System For Damages
- Check all of the individual sprinklers to make sure they are free of debris and functioning properly. To do this, simply turn each sprinkler head on one at a time by hand and check for any obstructions in the head or damage to the spray heads themselves. Once you have checked all of the sprinkler heads, turn them all off so you can move on to the next step.
Step 3: Check Pipes For Leaks
- Check all of the pipes for any leaks, cracks, or other damages. This is important because leaks can lead to serious water damage in your home, and any cracks or other damage can cause it to malfunction not receiving enough water pressure. If you find any leaks, be sure to repair them before moving on. If you find any cracks or damage, you may need to replace the entire section of the pipe.
Step 4: Check Backflow Preventer
- Check the backflow preventer device to make sure it is functioning properly. The backflow device is responsible for preventing contaminated water from flowing back into your home’s water supply. If the backflow device is not functioning properly, you will need to have it repaired or replaced.
Step 5: Turn On & Set Timer
- Turn on your sprinkler system timer and set it to the desired time and program for any watering schedule. Be sure to follow any watering restrictions set forth by your municipality. Some municipalities only allow watering for a certain number of days per week to conserve water.
Now that you have followed all of these steps, everything should be up and running smoothly! If you have any further questions, feel free to contact our professional irrigation specialists for assistance to get your system maintained.
Steps For Winterizing Your Sprinkler System In The Fall
Get your winterization services done by a professional. This is the best way to ensure that you are properly winterized and won’t cause any damage to your home, lawn, or landscaping.
Follow the steps below to perform a sprinkler blow out if you would like to do it yourself.
Step 1: Turn Off The Water
- Turn off the water to your sprinkler system at the main valve. This is usually done at the main water valve by the water heater if you are on a potable water source. If you have secondary water for your lawn, the shut-off valve is usually in your yard in a box by the road.
Step 2: Turn Off The Timer
- Turn off the timer or set the timer into rain mode to not lose all the programming that is saved to the timer controller.
Step 3: Drain The Water
- Drain all the water from the pipes and open all the valves and draincocks and let the water run out until it’s completely gone.
Step 4: Blow Out Remaining Water
- Blow out any remaining water from the pipes using an air compressor, making sure that the valve that you are blowing out is manually open before applying pressure from the air compressor to avoid bursting the pipes. Blow out one valves zone one at a time until all the water is out of the irrigation system.
Step 5: Open Valves & Draincocks
- Open up the valves and draincocks to prevent frozen water from breaking the backflow preventer and valves. After everything is blown out, leave all the drain cock ports at a 45° angle on the backflow preventer so they are half open all winter. Open up all the valves in the manifold box half open as well as any drain hose ports that are under the manifold.
Once you have winterized your Irrigation system with a professional local company or you decided to do it yourself you should be good to go for the winter. However, it is always a good idea to keep an eye on it and check for any signs of problems. If you see anything that looks out of the ordinary, be sure to contact our professional sprinkler winterization services right away.
With these steps, you can easily winterize yourself. Though it may still be necessary depending on the type of irrigation system you have. If you have an in-ground irrigation system, you will need to call a professional service. In-ground sprinklers are not recommended to be winterized by homeowners. Contact our professional sprinkler winterization services if you are unsure to reduce risk and repairs.
Our Professional Irrigation Start-Ups & Winterization Perspective
Irrigation Sprinkler System Startups & Blowouts are an important procedure for any homeowner. Spring Startups and Fall Winterization Blowouts are necessary irrigation sprinkler service to help prevent catastrophic lawn and landscape damage costs. Let us help you prevent those costs and give you peace of mind that your sprinkler systems are taken care of properly and running efficiently.
Spring Sprinkler Startups and Fall Winterization Blowouts need to be done annually every spring and fall. You can also add spring cleanups as well as whatever lawn service you would like. Usually, by the time people realize there is a break in a line or a problem area, damage to your lawn has already set in. Let us help you get your time back and handle the maintenance of your irrigation sprinkler system for you. If you don’t know the severity of the damage let us diagnose and repair your irrigation sprinkler system. We service almost all of El Paso County along the Front Range in Colorado Springs.