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2018 Spring Startup Registration

Spring and it's, most welcomed warmer weather is upon us, well sort of, so its that time to start scheduling Spring Startups for your irrigation system.

Our spring startup service ensures that your irrigation system is in tip-top operating condition before the spring season. We will recharge your backflow preventer and if someone is home (or the clock is outside) we will run all of the zones and check each one for proper operating condition, as well as check the controller's programming. We suggest that any components that are not operating correctly be replaced as soon as possible, we can even replace while we are on site and save you a service call. Broken components can cause lost water which means a high water bill. Now is also the time to look at any upgrades you might like to do, like that new controller or new rain sensor.

If someone is not able to be home, we are usually able to operate the system from outside using the control valves, however we cannot check the controller's programming. We may opt to run them from the control valves or contact you to make sure you are home. In some instances we simply cannot find the valves in the yard. If you do not want your irrigation checked but just started, then the minimum $65 charge will apply.

To help you get serviced faster, if you have flexible scheduling (IE don't need an exact appointment) and/or are home are certain times during the day, please note that in the comments (please if you check the flexible option, please leave some directions as to such so you can be serviced faster). If you work nearby and need a 30 minute notice, note that as well. Please note we only work Monday thru Friday and not on the weekends. If you check the box for someone needs to be home, but do not make any comments as to when you are home, you may experience longer wait times, since others may have more flexible scheduling, which allows for customers to be grouped together by location. Customers who are not flexible in scheduling or do not leave any comments indicating that are experiencing delays in getting serviced. Also, we do not work on weekends and our last appointment/job is usually around 3:30pm. We start work at 7am, please keep this in mind if requesting an appointment or telling us when you are available.

If you just want to be pressurized and not audited, please note your wishes in the comments field.

Our pricing for the 2018 season (which is exactly the same as years before) is outlined below:

  • For City Water/Well Customers: $65 to recharge the backflow and check the first TWO zones of irrigation
    • $5 for each additional zone (Example: a 6 Zone system will cost $85.00)
  • For Lake Pump Customers: $125 to reprime the pump and check the first two zones of irrigation
    • $5 for each additional zone (Example: a 6 Zone system will cost $145.00)
  • If you decline to have any repairs completed while we perform the startup and would later like them repaired at a different time, the standard service call rate of $95 per hour (one hour minimum typically) will apply.
    • If you decline to have repairs completed while we are on site, we will send a description of the problems along with our Spring Startup invoice and an estimation of work it will take to correct the problem.
    • We charge by the minute for repairs completed while on site.
      • 60 minutes is equal to $95, which is our standard charge.
  • Any materials will be extra.
  • If your backflow test is due in the next 60 days & you want it done at the same time, an additional charge will apply, current maintenance customers (that we winterized in 2017) will receive a discount.
    • CONCORD- your irrigation backflow (unless otherwise notified) is due in either April or May. We can tell you which month you are now due in. They have changed the due dates!
    • The price of a Residential Irrigation backflow test is $75
    • Kannapolis & Harrisburg- the fee is $90 (instead of $75) due to fees being charged per test by the City.
    • If your backflow test is not due within the next 60 days, it is best to wait as to not confuse the city.
    • Special bundle pricing only applies to Residential Irrigation Backflows and is only valid when combined with a Spring Startup on the same service call.

Please note that we are a Paperless company and we will be emailing invoices to customers that list their email in their registration. Emailing invoices allows customers to be able to click the link and pay their invoice online via our system, which accepts American Express, Visa, Discover & MasterCard.

Note: If you are one of our automatic maintenance customers, there is no need to submit this form, you are already on the list. If anyone is interested in getting on our automatic maintenance program, shoot us an email or give us a call. Our service includes Spring Startup and Winterization (both are billed at the time of service).

If you have already been started or have already submitted a service request, please do not submit this form.

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Specializing in Irrigation Installation, Repairs, Service and Backflow Testing, Backflow Repairs, and Backflow Replacements in the Charlotte NC Metro Area
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