Sprinkler systems need to be protected during Colorado winters from freezing and cracking. Whenever an underground irrigation system is used, some amount of water is always left over in the pipes or sprinkler heads… even if you drain your system for the winter!
This becomes a real problem when temperatures drop – and stay – below freezing. When the leftover water in your sprinkler system freezes and expands you can expect cracked pipes, broken sprinkler heads, and a big price tag to replace all broken parts…
Therefore, an irrigation system should be deactivated before exposed plumbing is at risk of freeze damage. At that time, the system will be shut off, drained, and all lines blown out with a tow-behind air compressor. Controller timer will be shut off, as well.
Green Guys provides this service throughout the month of October, seven days a week and serves by city routes. Homeowners or commercial property managers (no rentals) should request services for their chosen week early on as our schedule fills up quickly. Additional fees may apply outside the month of October.
The investment for a Sprinkler Winterization or Blow Out up to eight (8) zones within city limits of Longmont is $79. Additional $20 surcharge for other service areas. Additional surcharge of $10 for homes that require crawl space access. Larger systems at a $5 per zone surcharge.
A word of caution: beware when you contract the winterization of your sprinkler! Be sure it is done with a large air compressor, like a tow-behind. Smaller compressors can leave water behind, resulting in expensive repairs come the Spring season. Remember that if you choose not to winterize your sprinkler system, you also choose to increase its wear and tear.
Before the temperatures reach freezing, winterize with a sprinkler blow out to avoid costly repairs and replacements. To sign up, call (303) 775-7412 or complete and submit the form below.