Sprinkler Blowout

Winterizing Your Sprinkler System: Key Errors and How to Dodge Them

Maintaining a lush lawn and vibrant landscape often relies on the regular use of a sprinkler system. 

However, it’s crucial to properly winterize your sprinkler system to protect it from the cold as winter approaches. several common mistakes can turn this routine precaution into a major headache.

At Naiad Irrigation Systems, our extensive experience in this field has witnessed numerous errors in this process. This article will delve into the frequent errors witnessed during sprinkler blowouts, discuss their potential fallout, and arm you with best practices to circumvent them. 

Common Mistakes in Sprinkler Blowouts

When winterizing your sprinkler system, several common mistakes can lead to significant issues:

  • Incorrect Valve Closure – Not properly shutting off the water supply is a critical first step that, if overlooked, can flood your lawn. Ensure you turn off the main water line to your home and, for added security, the valve dedicated to your sprinkler system.
  • Wrong Air Pressure – When using a compressor to blow air through the irrigation lines, it’s vital not to exceed the recommended pressure. Excessive air pressure can harm the lines. Calculate the optimal pressure by determining each sprinkler head’s gallon-per-minute (GPM) rate and dividing the total GPM for each zone by 7.5.
  • Delaying Winterization –  Procrastinating on winterizing your sprinkler system is a common error. It’s imperative to start the process before the first frost to prevent water inside the system from freezing and expanding, which can damage your lines.

Prevent Costly Mistakes with Knowledge in Sprinkler Blowout

Understanding these common mistakes and their prevention tips can be the first step toward safeguarding your sprinkler system. Educating yourself on the specifics of your system, from its layout and component specifications to the nuances of effective blowout techniques, can save you a significant amount of stress and expense in the long run. 

To learn more on this, take a look at our other blog Preparing for Calgary’s Winter: The Importance of Sprinkler System Blowouts

How Naiad Irrigation Systems Can Help

Despite the best DIY efforts, sprinkler blowouts can be complicated and sometimes require a professional touch. That’s where Naiad comes in. 

Our experienced technicians are equipped with the proper tools and knowledge to efficiently and safely winterize your sprinkler system. We understand the stakes and intricacies of the blowout process and are committed to providing a service that ensures your system’s integrity through the winter months. With Naiad, you can have peace of mind knowing your sprinkler system is in capable hands, ready to function flawlessly when spring returns.

Safeguard your system for the winter with our complete and certified blowout service.

From Sprinkler Blowout to Full Protection

Winterizing your sprinkler system need not be a daunting task. By recognizing and avoiding common mistakes, you preserve the longevity of your system and protect your landscaping investment. 

For those seeking professional assistance, Naiad Irrigation Systems offers top-tier Sprinkler blowout (winterization) services to guarantee your system’s safe passage through the cold season. Prepare, prevent, and protect with confidence this winter.

Don’t wait until the last minute. Protect your investment and schedule a winterization service today. 

Book a service or call us today @ 587-200-3994. We provide top-notch services from Irrigation Association-certified professionals.