Winterize your sprinklers with no-risk. Our service is guaranteed when combined with our 19-Point Spring Start-Up service. You won’t pay for any freeze related repairs in the Spring when we winterize and start-up your service. Both services must be paid-for prior to winterizing to receive Guarantee.
WHAT IS & WHY WINTERIZING?
Sprinkler winterizing, or Blow-out, is done by connecting an air compressor to your underground irrigation system. The purpose is to vacate the water in the pipes and heads with air for when freezing temperatures arrive, there will not be any water to freeze, expand and cause damage. This service is performed starting around Oct. 1 and runs through Mid-December.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE & DO I NEED TO BE HOME?
Winterizing is a simple process that takes an average home anywhere around 30 minutes to complete and is dependent on the number of zones and size of your system.
It is common to need to set an appointment for winterizing. We need to shut-off the water supply, and to do so, we will need access to the control box to be able to cycle the system as the air is supplied.
Of course there are exceptions to needing appointments. Such as, if you have a WiFi Controller that we are able to access, you have a Hunter Smart Port on the outside of your home and if your water supply shut off is accessible outside as well. Smart Port Pic. Most Hometown Lawn installed systems do not require an appointment for this service. Our installations include WiFi controllers or a Smart Port and access to the water supply is located outside.
ALL SPRINKLERS IN KANSAS MUST BE WINTERIZED
Here in the Kansas and Missouri metro, there is NO SUCH THING as a permanent “self-draining” system. Our soils here do not support a self draining irrigation system. Self draining systems will work for a few years or more depending on your exact location and soil conditions, but eventually become plugged and no longer allow for water to exit the system by gravity. There are many other reasons I can give, from a construction and engineering standpoint if you have some time… Long story short, Hometown Lawn does not install self-draining systems and provides no impression that they will save money or provide for less maintenance over the life of the system.