WINTER BLOWOUT FOR SPRINKLERS

Sprinkler winterization is essential in Colorado! A “blow out” of your sprinkler system from a maintenance perspective, is like changing the oil in your car. You don’t have to but if you don’t future problems and want your system to last. It is best to have it done!

All scheduled appointments are subject to a cancellation fee of $85 if not cancelled 72 hours prior to scheduled appointment time. Woody’s Lawn Sprinkler and Landscape does not warranty freeze damage.

SPRINKLER BLOWOUT FOR THE HARSH COLORADO WINTERS

The biggest misconception people have is that their system will self drain. There are systems that have “auto drains” in place. The problem is upon installation of piping, settlement does occur creating high and low spots in the piping. All the water does not completely drain out even with “auto drains” in lines. Water will be trapped in the high and low spots of pipes. 1-6 Zone for $75. 7-12 Zones for $85. 13 Zone and up for $90 ($5 each additional zone).

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR SYSTEM IS NOT OFF AND FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE OCCURRING?

  • Wrap all outside exposed piping and back flow preventer with an old blanket or towels, the more the better to prevent freezing. (Usually located on the outside of house wall. Pipes will come out of house and down into the ground).
  • Cover blankets or towels with a trash bag, trash can or bucket. This will in most cases save the pipes from freeze damage.
  • Last thing if possible turn off main water valve to the sprinkler system. This will stop water from running if pipes do freeze and burst. Draining water inside is helpful if you know how, but water will still be in the piping going to ground. Please don’t forego wrapping outside just because you drained inside.

BLOWING OUT YOUR SPRINKLER SYSTEM

Another big misconception is that using a typical Garage Air Compressor to clear the lines, will get the job done correctly. It won’t! We know a lot of people have done this with no problems the following year and it is better than doing nothing. Fact is that with out a high volume (CFM) of air (not PSI) the water will not be completely cleared, which will eventually lead to leaks in lines where the water has, year after year froze in the same spots. PSI (pressure) and CFM (amount) of air flow ARE NOT the same. Garage compressors can put out 80 to 150 PSI of air but they cannot put out more than 7-20 CFM (volume of air flow) most of them put out 12-15 CFM. Which is not nearly enough to clear the lines completely. A towable compressor puts out the same PSI of air (80 to 150) but it will put out 80 to 125 CFM (amount) of air. CFM (amount of air going into the lines) is what is needed to complete a blow out of the lines correctly. A system that has been blown out completely and cleared of all water should: Completely raise all sprinkler heads on 1 zone the entire time it takes for all those heads to blow nothing but air out of them. The heads should not retract back down before they all finish blowing nothing but air. Watch them and see; this is the way you ensure that your system has been blown out correctly.

We hope you find this information useful. There are a lot of people who do not blow their systems out completely.

NO WORRIES SERVICE CONTRACT

The service contract covers:

  • Spring turn on (up to one hour – includes pressurizing system, check out system, minor head adjustments for maximum coverage, and set controller for optimum watering).
  • Winterization (includes blowing lines to vacate all water from the system, and protect from freeze damage).
  • Mid-season check-up & adjust (up to one hour – check out system for leaks or any other water wasting issues, minor head adjustments for maximum coverage, and set controller for optimum watering) in July or August OR 1 Hour free service repair call in lieu of mid-season check-up (labor only, parts additional charge at 10% discount).
  • 1-6 zones: $300.00, 7-12 zones: $310.00 (13+ zones: Call (303) 463-4600 or click here for pricing). THIS IS A SAVINGS OF OVER $75.00 FROM NORMAL PER SERVICE CALL PRICING!

Woody’s No Worries Service Contract is a great way to have your sprinkler system covered year-round!

CONVENIENT AND EASY

We make it easy on you so you don’t have to worry about you sprinkler system.

  • We will contact you by phone at the appropriate time to schedule each service. You don’t have to remember to call in or do it yourself!
  • You can be confident that there are no water wasting problems with your system.
  • Priority “front-of-the-line” scheduling.
  • Any parts or labor over the initial 1 hour are not included but will be billed at a 10% discount.
  • Any additional repairs during the season are also 10% off parts and labor.
  • Any landscape projects for the season will also enjoy a 10% discount.

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SERVICE CONTRACT

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Sprinkler Installation

Consider having a sprinkler system installed that will save you time, money and water.

Sprinkler Repairs

We can assist withyour system and pipes for any issues to repair so you don’t have to.

Seasonal Maintenance

We will turn on your system in the spring and blow it out before a hard freeze in the winter.

Water Conservation

Let us help you conserve water by incorporating GREEN technologies into your sprinkler system.

Arvada Sprinkler Repair

Mike came over today and fixed what I originally thought was going to be a major expense with my sprinkler box completely filled water. He was able to find the root cause right away and fixed what was just a corroded wire band around the pipe. Thankfully the issue was not as big as originally thought and no major damage to the wallet. Mike gave great customer service and was very educational in answering all my questions with this being my first lawn.

Joe Sekiya

Arvada Sprinkler

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