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Blowout Your Sprinklers Before They Freeze

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KENNEWICK, WA – Those cold temperatures we have been seeing can harm our lawns. We are nearing the end of sprinkler blowout season.

The ground will start to freeze up soon and so will the pipes that pump the water into your sprinkler system. If just a little bit of water is left in the pipes when they freeze, the ice will expand and burst through the system. Now you can try to blowout the pipes yourself, but if it is not done right, the repair costs of digging up the system and replacing the pipes can get costly.

"You don't want to wait too long to get those blown out. You want to be careful with the above ground especially, because if there's water just sitting there and it's really cold, if that freezes in there, blowing it out may cause more problems," explained Pat Mosley the director of marketing communication services at Senske Services. The group specializes in yard care services.

Besides getting your sprinklers blown out Mosley says now is also a good time to cut back your bushes and tree limbs. When snow piles up on them they can break and cause a hazard.