Hometown Lawn, LLC (Olathe, KS) provides commercial and residential sprinkler startup services in Olathe, Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee and all of Johnson County. Professional irrigation activation is a luxury service not everyone may opt for. Commercial or residential sprinkler start-up is done by professionals in an effort to maintain or improve system operating efficiency. The on-site technician is there to use their experience and education in irrigation operation and maintenance to seek out system deficiencies. Such as any damage the Winter season may have caused in addition the overall function of the operating system. For Hometown Lawn, our technicians complete a 19-point checklist to achieve these goals.
The mentality for Hometown Lawn in performing irrigation start-up service is a full-faith-effort to recover the service expense through proper seasonal operational efficiency.
Why hiring a professional is important.
We often encounter a mentality that sprinkler startup is an unwarranted service, and easily done DIY. When in-fact, we view an irrigation activation as an incredibly important service offering. When we perform a Spring sprinkler activation, we are there to check-off 19 steps of action. We leave a copy of our checklist and any notes with you when completed. Doing this DIY won’t get the same results.
Key Actions Performed
Some important key points when performing a sprinkler startup are verifying pressure at the heads because low head pressure can be indicative of a grander problem. Whether it’s a broken / obstructed pipe, or a bad head, we’re going to take note during this irrigation activation. Additionally, we are checking the backflow for leaks. We’re not just looking at initial activation, but looking again after the first cycling of the system. The springs and gaskets of the backflow can be “sleepy” after the long Winters, and can stick or not seat properly. We want to make sure they aren’t damaged and that they will re-seat proper. We are also going to be attentive to more obvious tasks. Such as: head nozzles, alignment and function. Upon review of our finds, we will take note and discuss these findings with you. We will then propose a plan of action and get your authorization prior to spending any of your money.
A Good Review
If you haven’t had a professional out to look at your system in a while, a sprinkler start-up is a perfect opportunity. Did you know a sprinkler startup fee is commonly cheaper than seasonal service call? Well, it is… by $20-$30. So, if nothing else, it’s a great time to get a professional out to look at your system cheaper than you can during the season. How’s that for a life hack.
The start of the season is also a great time to review new technologies that may have come out over the off-season or in recent past. For example, we are currently offering discounted swaps of analog controllers to digital WiFi units. The are second-plus generation units that we have been working with for the past two years. These units allow for control from desktop or mobile devices and do NOT require any subscription fees to operate. The Hunter Pro-HC residential controller connects to area airport weather stations to offer a multitude of weather related operational parameters.
As we have read, a Spring irrigation start-up is not a scary up-sell service. It’s a very necessary service for proper, and responsible, irrigation operation. No one wants to waste water, for money or environment. That’s why we always recommend our sprinkler start-up service.