Why Sprinkler Blowouts Are a Must for Your Denver Landscaping

November 20, 2020

Cold weather means much of your Denver landscape design looks a bit different than it did a few months ago. The grass isn’t growing and the trees have lost their leaves. This often leaves homeowners thinking that their landscaping maintenance is done for the season. Unfortunately, it’s not quite true. If you have a sprinkler system installed on your property, you need to make sure it’s ready for the cold weather. This means scheduling a blowout with your installation expert as soon as you can. Here are a few reasons why these blowouts are an essential part of your winter maintenance routine.

Keeps Your Pipes Intact

When the temperatures drop low enough, water inside the pipes underneath the ground can freeze. When it does, the water expands, pushing along the surface of the pipes until it thaws. That’s why you shut off the water supply to the sprinkler system before the first hard freeze. Unfortunately, turning the water supply off doesn’t get rid of the water inside the pipes already. That water trapped in the pipes can freeze and cause your pipes to rupture. In the spring, those damaged pipes won’t provide your lawn with a reliable supply of water. Worse, the water will leak out into the lawn, increasing your risk of mold growth in the soil itself.

Saves You Money on Repairs

Blowouts are the best preventative maintenance you can do to keep your sprinkler system in good shape for years to come. During the blowout, all the water inside the sprinkler system gets pushed out of the heads, leaving you with a completely dry system. When there’s no water inside your sprinklers, it won’t get damaged by the elements over the winter. That means you’ll save money on repairs come spring and won’t have to worry about replacing the system prematurely.

Keeps Your Water Bills Reasonable

Even minor leaks can cause your home’s water bill to skyrocket. Though it’s easy to identify leaks inside your home, watching for them outdoors isn’t as simple as you might think. In fact, you may end up going several months before you notice the cause of your water bill’s increase. Since blowouts reduce or eliminate your system’s risk of rupturing a water line, you won’t have to worry about water leaks underground when you turn the system back on. That means your water bill will stay consistent, making it easier for you to manage your budget.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Scheduling a sprinkler system blowout is one type of preventative maintenance that every homeowner should take care of during the winter months. The sooner you can make an appointment, the better off you’ll be. That said, it’s never too late to schedule an appointment even if Denver has already had its first or fifth hard freeze overnight. If you haven’t already taken care of your sprinkler system this winter, don’t wait. Contact our team to request an estimate and let our dedicated landscaping crew keep your system in pristine shape so you can rely on it to water your lawn for years to come.
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