A Guide to Selecting an Irrigation System Contractor to Hire
To begin with you should employ the services of a qualified irrigation system contractor to assist you in repairing or installing irrigation system for the first. 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. Below are tips you may use to choose a landscape irrigation expert.
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. Photos or satellite pictures may not be visible enough thus you need to consider taking the contractor to your land instead of taking pictures to the contractor to view the land.
Find out if the irrigation system contractor you intend to hire to provide you with proof of license that allows him/her to operate. Similarly, you should ensure the contractor is insured so that you are not liable to any more damages done by the contractor. Be aware of hiring from new industry since most of them may have little experiences and so if you are hiring an irrigation contractor from a company then you should seek an old industry contractor. Select a contractor who has extra certificates from the irrigation association since it shows the contractor is more aware of the currently used repair and installation methods.
Find out in advance from the irrigation contractor whether or not the system the contractor will use to install the irrigation will supply water throughout the farm with the existing 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. 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. Get to know the services included by the irrigation contractor you hire such as operation, maintenance, springing reactivation and many more if you decide to hire the contractor. 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.