Sprinkler Start-Ups 2018
At the time of this writing we have 96 sprinkler start-ups total, with 37 of them already completed. We are surely going to get several more coming in during the next two weeks or so. We made several stops the other day to areas that do not have water yet including Star, Kuna, and Paramount subdivision in Meridian along with some other areas. We have received a few reports from our customers letting us know when their water is supposed to be running, so if you have information for your area let us know so we can plan our routes. We have heard that pressurized irrigation will not be running in Kuna until the first part of May because of some repair issues.
We are planning to get out this afternoon and tomorrow morning to get to more start-ups, and then again on Monday morning. Except for today, we will do our best at getting info out to those we plan on visiting by text over the next few days.
Major Sprinkler System Repairs
We currently have 4 major repairs that need to be addressed that require digging up sprinkler mains to repair main and drain valves, as well as modifying existing plumbing to install new backflow devices. There are 3 that need a vacuum breaker replaced with some modification, and a few needing repair kits so they will pass the state required annual backflow test. If you have a major repair needed, let us know as soon as possible so we can get you worked into our schedule. This time of year can be hectic, but fortunately not near as crazy as when we do 1,200 sprinkler blowouts……
We have already completed a LOT of backflow tests this month, including some needing repairs that failed, and then retested. If you have a backflow device on your sprinkler system, or anywhere on your home or business it is required that they be tested annually. If you need a backflow test, give us a call, or for convenience fill out our backflow testing form here: http://treasurevalleyrepairs.com/backflow-test-contact.html
We are a little behind schedule with our start-ups because of a few major repairs we were working on before the season started that were stalled due to circumstances beyond our control. The biggest setback has been from a ceiling drywall job of 930 square feet that needed replaced because of water damage. Poor ventilation caused a LOT of condensation requiring tear out of the entire ceiling including insulation. We had planned this job back in the first two weeks of March, but the condensation was so bad we had to wait for nearly two weeks for the ceiling to dry out after proper ventilation was installed. Fortunately our customer is very understanding about our sprinkler start-ups, so we have been splitting our time between both. Fortunately, all the sheetrock is up and taped, and ready for a second coat of mud, and then we texture. When that is finished we can go full-time on our sprinkler repairs.
We are also working in other repair work orders for rental properties that we maintain for some management companies and private owners, so bare with us as we clean up all these loose ends including finishing up a fence we have built to house trash cans, which should be finished by noon today if all goes well.