Winter Is Coming

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You may have noticed that summer has passed us by. We’re well into fall now and that means it’s time to be thinking about winter. When it comes to taking care of your sprinkler system, there’s some important basic maintenance that needs to be done for winter.


Winter is known for getting cold. Cold freezes water. When water freezes, it expands. If that water is inside something, the expansion can break it. This is the reason why winter maintenance is necessary for your sprinkler system. Your pipes are full of water and even the best quality materials, like what we provide, will get damaged by the expansion of freezing water. Something’s got to give in that situation, and it’s never the laws of physics.

That’s why it’s important to blow out your sprinkler system this time of year. After the water is shut off, we use air pressure to force the water in the pipes out. That way, if it gets cold enough to freeze the pipes, there’s no water to freeze. No freezing means no expansion, no expansion means no bursting pipes.

Here in Oregon, the coast tends to stabilize temperatures somewhat. The risk of freezing isn’t a constant like it is in some places, but that doesn’t mean you can just ignore it. When winter does get cold, the damage it can do to your pipes is pretty serious. While it won’t happen every year, it happens often enough that you don’t want to risk it. The best time to blow out your sprinklers in Portland is late October up through December. We do blow-outs for sprinkler systems all the way up until the week of Christmas. Now’s the time to get it done if you haven’t already.

Our Winterization Program

We pride ourselves on the quality of the systems we install. We use the best materials, and we install them with the utmost professional attention to detail. That said, even the best materials are subject to the laws of physics. That’s why we offer a winterization program. When you sign up for this program, you won’t have to worry. Each winter, we’ll come out to your place and do all the required maintenance to ensure the winter won’t do damage to your irrigation system.

As a bonus, we’re so sure of our products and the quality of our service that when you sign up for our winterization program, we provide you with a free lifetime warranty on all the parts and materials we install. If anything ever goes wrong with your system, we’ll fix it up free of charge. That’s an offer you can’t refuse!

Schedule Your Blow-Out Today!

Whether it’s our system or not, whether you’re on our winterization program or not, a sprinkler blow-out is necessary to keep your system in working order. Without it, burst pipes can cause flooding, which does major damage to your home and yard. You don’t want that. Now’s the perfect time to get your sprinklers blown out to prevent that. Don’t hesitate! Get in touch with us today to schedule your winter blow-out and protect your sprinkler system.