Not a bad day yesterday in sprinkler blowouts. We finished 23 of the 26 in the area we were in yesterday. We might have finished them all within the boundary we were working if we didn't have to wait for people to unlock their gates AFTER we got there. It happened enough times that the time lost could have been enough to finish at least one more blowout. Every second counts in this business.
I ran into a perfect example yesterday. I pulled up to my customer's house at the exact same time another blowout company pulled up behind me to take care of the house next door. Two guys got out and went to work. I was on my own, so I drug the hose through the gate into the backyard and hooked into the sprinkler system, while the rig behind me did the same to the house next door. The properies are the same size, and I had my blowout finished with the hose rolled up before the other two actually finished their blowout. Efficiency is the key……..
Today I will be in the 83709 again to grab the ones I missed yesterday, plus another heavily filled area to try and bring the numbers down. Our border streets that we will be working in today are as follows:
Vctory road and the I-84 on one side, and then Cloverday and Maple Grove on the other.
I really don't like posting a speculation, because I rarely am able to keep it as posted since inevitably something happens at a site or two that slows me down.
- Sunday – Boise – 83709
- Monday – Boise – 83713
- Tuesday – (unit 2) Meridian – 83646 AND (unit 1) Meridian 83642 (areas to be determined)
- Wednesday -(Nampa – Area to be determined)
- Thursday – Star and Middleton (more than can be completed in one day)
- Friday – Kuna
- Saturday – Meridian – (Area to be determined)
That was for those emailing and asking for some type of schedule, but as I state every year when I put a tentative schedule together it rarely works out, and it ends up agitating some customers when they plan for a day and we aren't able to make it. This is why, boys and girls, we DO NOT SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS. Just two days ago I had a stop that should have taken no more than 10 minutes, but because of system issues it ended up taking 45 minutes. I can knock out 2-3 sprinkler blowouts in that time frame.
Please leave access through gates BEFORE we get there to avoid a wait time that seems to get worse all the time. Remove debris of valve boxes so they can be found clearly.
As always, if you are paying by check, address your checks to "The Maintenance Shop" and have them ready as well. To be efficient, every second counts.