Blowing out your sprinkler system is one of those things that many homeowners feel like they can skip or just do it themselves.
After all, a little water left in the sprinkler system won’t hurt it, right?
And I can definitely crank up the air compressor I already have and make light work of winterizing my sprinkler system for the year in a few minutes. It can’t be that hard!
These two ways of thinking, unfortunately, often lead to ruining a perfectly good sprinkler system.
Instead of trying to blow out your own sprinkler system or skipping it altogether, consider hiring our team of experts to make sure the job is done right, and you can enjoy your sprinkler system for years to come.
Myth 1: No Big Deal, It’s Just Air
If you approach blowing out your sprinkler system by thinking that the air compressor isn’t anything dangerous or harmful because it’s just air, you’re already in a bad place.
The truth is, sprinkler systems have many different parts and fittings that require a very specific amount of pressure to do the job without damage. The amount of pressure can vary from system to system, depending on the type of pipes you have. This isn’t something you can guess at, and even though it looks like it may be fine while you’re putting air into the system, you could be doing damage that you won’t learn about until next spring.
Not having enough air pressure prevents you from blowing out the system completely, which means the water left behind can freeze and ruin the system over the winter. Too much pressure can cause damage and reduce the life of your system.
To put it simply: this isn’t something you should try at home unless you are experienced and know the proper procedure.