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$29 Irrigation System check, what would you do?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by adam.neusbaum, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    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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  2. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Charge more
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  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree. I charge $75 for a system check/diagnosis.
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  4. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    Fair-rate would be?
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  5. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Anywhere from 50-100
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  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    for twenty-nine bucks, I wouldn't even put a sticker on the controller :nono:
     
  7. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok great! Now for a catchy phone #: 1-800-Bed-Wetter.
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  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    The low-lifes like to pimp the youngsters, happened to me, until I got experienced, and wise. ;)
     
  9. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Ark
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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?
     
  10. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just cleaning out the donuts for $1/each, mmm' donuts.
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