No Sprinkler Blowouts Today

We managed to get through half of our sprinkler blowout list before the roads within the subdivisions got too difficult and dangerous to drive in.  We were starting to run into problems finding the valve boxes when covered with 3"+ in snow, which really slowed us down.  Even if our customers had their valve boxes brushed off so we could find them they wouldn't have stayed that way.

The weather is supposed to be in the low 40's, so hoping much of the snow on the roads will melt off, but it is doubtful enough would melt off in the yards to be able to find the valve boxes.  Despite the colder temperatures, the blowouts themselves were going fine, but condensation would build up in our hose and freeze cutting the pressure down.  We had to heat the hose on the muffler of the compressor several times to get the ice out of the hose.

I had no intention of going this long on blowouts, so I have personal plans for the upcoming weekend, so will not get back out on the road again until Monday most likely.  The majority of the sprinkler blowouts we have left are from December 1 and later.  We have several new sprinkler blowouts that came in past our December 4 cut-off date.  We may try to work some of them in, but as  I said yesterday, I'm tired and ready to quit for the season.  I have been at it for nearly two months non-stop, so wondering where all these late sign-ups are coming from.

I will spend the day catching up on invoices, and seeing who has or has not paid, and unfortunately throw in some liens for those who are extremely late past the 15 day receiving date as stated in our terms of service.

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