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Old 08-06-2012, 09:54 PM
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$29 Irrigation System check, what would you do?

I'm already locating & flagging sprinkler heads before aerating in a retirement community of 35,000+ homes so it only makes sense to offer a system check. So besides checking coverage, leaks & setting the clock precisely what else should I include for $29. For those grown-over heads I figure $1/each to clean out. Your thoughts please since I wasn't successful with the search box.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:05 PM
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:21 PM
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I agree. I charge $75 for a system check/diagnosis.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:22 PM
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Fair-rate would be?
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:26 PM
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:30 PM
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:39 PM
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Ok great! Now for a catchy phone #: 1-800-Bed-Wetter.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:41 PM
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:46 PM
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I usually charge $50 or more. But if you are already there and have the remote hooked up to flag the heads for aerating and the systems are not that big then I might go for a lower price.

If I did go $29 I would just spot problems: breaks, clogged nozzles, heads too low and etc. (double flag these) and then give the customer an estimate for the repair. Might throw in a simple arc adjustment if the head were in good shape.

What are you cleaning out for $1?
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:52 PM
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Just cleaning out the donuts for $1/each, mmm' donuts.
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