Sprinkler Activation – or sprinkler start up – prepares a winterized sprinkler to be used again in the Spring. At its basics, a sprinkler start up is as simple as turning the water to your sprinkler system back on… in reality it’s much more involved.
Your irrigation system should be activated when the risk of freeze damage to exposed plumbing has passed, and by request from a homeowner or commercial property manager (no rentals). All zones will be tested, and head adjustment checked for proper coverage at time of activation. Controller timer will be adjusted and set as needed at the time of startup to achieve uniform color throughout turf area. Extreme care will always be taken to achieve the highest irrigation efficiency with lowest water cost possible. If needed, repairs and head adjustments are completed and billed separately.
The investment for a sprinkler start up activation up to eight (8) zones within city limits of Longmont is $95. Add $20 for other service areas. Add $10 for homes with crawl space access. Larger systems at a $5 per zone surcharge.
Sprinkler start up service is scheduled when you feel there is no longer a risk of freezing or earlier if you are familiar with the quick drain procedure in the event of a late freeze.