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. Finding a more qualified landscape irrigation contractor is not easy hence you should research well before you decide to hire just any irrigation contractor. These considerations will help you ensure you hire a skilled and qualified irrigation system contractor.
An irrigation system installer needs to see the area of installation first hence you should find a contractor who is willing to see the landscape of the area before being hired. Give the contractor a chance to visit the site of installation before you hire a contractor to install your irrigation system. Since the contractor will have to see the landscape of the farm before he/she agrees to take the job then you should ensure to take him/her to the site in persons.
Find out if the irrigation system contractor you intend to hire to provide you with proof of license that allows him/her to operate. Usually, you are liable if a contractor working in your home gets injured thus you should hire an insured contractor to ensure you will not be held responsible. 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. Ask the contractor if he/she has any professional certification that will indicate commitment by the contractor to learn new methods of irrigating installation and repair.
Ask the contractor if his/her installation will be able to provide water up to 100% coverage with your land landscape. Settle for a contractor who can install as many zones as you want and also leave room for other installation in the future when you opt to add more. 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. In case there are rules to be followed in your county pertaining to installation of an irrigation system then it’s best if you find a contractor who is knowledgeable of those requirements.
In order to know if the service of the contractor is quite recommendable you should ask the contractor to provide you with a some references to find out if they were satisfied with the service received from the contractor. If you need extra services such as maintenance, watering and reactivation then you should hire a contractor who will be willing to provide this extra services even after completing installation. Design a term and agreement of the contract and that you both fully understand it so that the contractor install a system based on the terms you both agreed to.