Start Up System

Each year, we begin activating sprinkler systems during the first week of April. To ensure that your sprinkler system is active throughout the watering season, we allow clients to begin scheduling startups as early as the winter season, but typically advise clients to schedule their startup during March.

Rates 

Startup (5 zones or less): $85.00*

Startup (6-10 zones): $95.00*

Includes 1/2 hour of labor. No materials are included in the startup service, as none are needed for starting a sprinkler system.

System Startup includes:

Closing Drains
RPZ Reinstallation
System Pressurization
Activation and Check of Controller
Activation and Check of Automatic System Operation
Manual Zone-Check for Leaks or Broken Heads**
Repairs to System Damage, as Time Allows**

Please note: North Shore makes every effort to get your system started in a timely fashion. Small repairs (15 to 45 minutes) will be done during the check. However, if the repairs needed are more significant than this, we must schedule a return visit so that we do not delay other scheduled startups that day.

Hourly Rate: $65.00 for first man, $45.00 for the second
Rate is applied in 15-minute increments after the first 30 minutes, when additional time is necessary to complete the startup or perform minor repairs

*For commercial property or for large estates, please inquire for our current rates as these vary depending on the size and complexity of the system.

**Items which may increase the standard startup cost include:

Additional zones over 10 are priced at $3 per zone thereafter
Damage requiring repair in order for the system to operate (caused by snowplows or other vehicles running over sprinkler heads)
Leaks in the lines, which are made visible when system is re-pressurized
Damage caused by winter elements that are not feasibly preventable
Type of RPZ or other backflow device
Location of controller
Any debris found in the main lines
Access to the RPZ or other backflow device
Overall complication factors related to the installation

 

To schedule your startup, call us at 847-433-6301.

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