cleaning sprinkler heads

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bohiaa, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    I have a customer " a widow woman" who just had a sprinkler system installed last year, she told me that her son " who lives out of state"
    informed her that the heads need to be cleaned out...

    his mouth is a prayer book,,,

    I checked every zone and didn't see any deflection of the spray, and showed her this..

    they all looked OK to me.....But my Q is, how do ya clean them out?

    short of removing everyone and cleaning them with a brush,,

    I'm gonna have to do something to keep her happy, and how much do I charge,

    there's 9 zones with about 7 to 8 heads, " an all day'er"
  2. chuck_jax

    chuck_jax LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Give it your best shot regarding how many hours it is going to take. Add a little in case you screw something up.

    Multiply the hours x your rate.
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    For rotors, you can usually unscrew the head out of its casing, and you'll see a basket filter inside.

    For fixed spray heads, theres a filter underneat the nozzle.

    Either way, if it needs to be cleaned, it will be obvious.

    You may find a few pipe shavings on the filters, and thats about it.
  4. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 407

    You might be better off posting this under the Irrigation Forum.
  5. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    Yea, I noticed that...

    I'm new here, and am still learning all the diffrent forms.....

    I'll catch on.....sooner or later.....

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