We have went through our list and quickly turned on nearly 50 sprinkler systems in the Treasure Valley that were interested in a turn-on only. On Monday, we will start on the Package "B" and "C" customers.
With all the rainy weather we have had, what is expected in the next few weeks, I was allowing Mother Nature keep our yards green while I try to catch up on several other work orders. I am on city water, but haven't turned mine on yet. Going to give it a few more weeks…..
Here is our tentative schedule for start-ups this week:
- Monday – Meridian
- Tuesday – Boise (all zip codes EXCEPT 83713 and 83716
- Wednesday – 83713, 83714 and 83716
- Thursday – Star, Nampa, Caldwell, Kuna
PLEASE leave timer access so we can make sure everthing is working as it should. Garage code, or man-door unlocked, etc., if your timer is inside. Some have already given their garage code. Those who haven't may do so by an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by text at 208-713-3170.
Package "B" customers will have their water turned on, and run the timer to make sure each zone activates. We go a little more indept with package "C" customers by turning on the water, checking the timer and setting it for Spring operation, and do MINOR adjustments on heads to make sure they are spraying properly and in the right direction. If nozzles or sprinkler heads, or other items need replaced, I will make a note of it and contact each customer with the issues before any work is performed which will include labor and material costs if any.
We currently only have about 60 start-ups left to do, so they should go rather quickly.
I will not be doing any repairs during the turn-ons. I will be putting together a list of materials at this time and purchasing any parts needed. After the turn-ons are completed I will swing back through again for the systems that need repairs. This is the most time-saving manner to make sure I reach everyone and get their water turned on. Most will have no issues, so it will be good to get those out of the way so I can concentrate on problem areas.