Things to Consider Before Hiring a Landscape Irrigation Contractor
Selecting a qualified irrigation contractor to either install or repair your system is very important in ensuring you have a working system. If you find it difficult to find a qualified irrigation contractor, you shouldn’t install the system yourself if you lack the skills but to spend some time researching to find a skilled contractor to hire. These considerations will help you ensure you hire a skilled and qualified irrigation system contractor.
Irrigation system installation will depend on the landscape of a particular are hence the need to find a contractor who reside in your area to come and view the land first. To ensure the contractor have an idea of the landscape of the site have the contractor visit the site before you can agree of hiring the contractor. You should not take pictures of your farm landscape and take them to the contractor to see if he/she will be satisfied in installing the irrigation system in that particular landscape.
Find out if the irrigation system contractor you intend to hire to provide you with proof of license that allows him/her to operate. To avoid paying for damages incurred by the contractor you hire to install your irrigation system then you need to ascertain the contractor is insured. Hire a contractor who has been in providing similar services for a longer period since this is an indicator of more experience by the contractor. Look for certified contractors since it’s a sign that demonstrates experience and commitment to learn any emerging methods of landscaping irrigation.
Ask the contractor if his/her installation will be able to provide water up to 100% coverage with your land landscape. If you need a certain number of zones to be in the system then you should select a contractor who will be able to meet your requirements. Ensure your contractor will install a system that works depending on the zone in your landscape if you decide to establish zones in your farm. Also, you should find a contractor who is aware of requirements needed for your municipality or county in case of installation of an irrigation system.
Lastly, you should ask the contractor for references so that you can contact former clients of the contractor to find out the quality of services the contractor offered. Ask the contractor to inform you the services they will be provided later on after installation such as maintenance and others such as spring reactivation. To ensure that the contractor stick to the agreed contract ensure you both sign and have copies of a written contract.