Winterize your irrigation system

image of a lawn covered in frostAs autumn gets into full swing here in New England, you may be thinking more about raking leaves and getting your snowblower tuned up than your lawn irrigation system. However, now’s the time to schedule your in-ground sprinkler system for winterization.

But, you might be thinking, what’s the big deal? Any water left in your underground sprinkler system will freeze, too, damaging equipment and leading to costly repairs in the spring.

Even if you’ve drained the water out of your irrigation system, some water remains and can freeze, expand, and crack the elements. Some homeowners may be tempted to use their home air compressors to blow out their irrigation systems but a common residential air compressor simply isn’t powerful enough to handle the job. Water will remain in the pipes, potentially freezing and breaking parts of your system. It’s best to hire irrigation system professionals to do the job properly.

Professionals know how to adjust air compressor pressure to the water pressure your system uses, preventing any damage to your sprinkler heads and pipes. The commercial-grade compressors we use at Mike Lynch Enterprises will completely push all water from your pipes, valves, and heads.  No water will remain in your system to freeze-damage it

These are just some of the reasons to call Mike Lynch Enterprises to winterize your irrigation system. Give us a call today – we’ve got three compressors ready to go. Just in time, too. Winter’s right around the corner.

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