Like any other upgrade to your home or business, enhancing the outside of your property is a big decision. Once you’ve made the decision, it is time to find the right company. You want to look for a company that can do the work you want, like landscaping, hardscape, and irrigation services. Here are helpful tips that will help you find the best and hire the best irrigation service.
Enhancing your property is more than just planting a few trees, and adding new sprinkler heads. Before the first hole can be dug, everything needs to be designed for your property’s unique landscaping needs, and this takes expert knowledge.
Finding a Qualified Irrigation Service
So how do you find out if the irrigation service has the expert knowledge to do the work? Don’t be afraid to ask all the questions you have about their qualifications. A few of the questions to ask include:
- Do they have a portfolio of irrigation and landscaping jobs they have completed?
- Are they certified or do they belong to any type of associations?
- How long have they been in business?
- Do they have all the necessary local business licenses to do this type of work?
- Can they provide references?
You can also do some research yourself on websites like Yelp, Angie’s List, and Google.
Are They Insured
Any reputable irrigation service should have all types of required insurance and be able to prove it. This is very important so that you are not held liable in case of injury or damage.
One type of insurance an irrigation service should have is worker’s compensation insurance. This protects you from liability if one of the company’s employees is hurt while working on the job.
Another is having enough general liability insurance that will cover damages to either residential or business property. This protects you from unexpected damages like flooding or landslides. The general liability insurance will pay for these damages or replacement property.
Get several bids from different companies and have them in writing. Make sure everything is listed and all name-brand parts that will be used are listed. Free quotes are also very helpful if the company offers one.
And remember, the lowest bid is not always the best quality work. Use all of your research when deciding on which irrigation service to choose.
Getting everything in writing is so important it cannot be understated. The contract should include the following:
- A detailed description of the work to be done
- The materials to be used
- All product and work warranties
- The approximate date the work will be completed
- Payment arrangements
- A statement from the company stating they will clean up and remove debris
- A list of the names of all employees that will be working on your property
And if there are any changes as the work progresses, these changes should also be put in writing.
R&R Sprinkler and Landscape is family-owned and has operated in Cape Coral through three generations. We are also fully licensed and insured. Do you need irrigation work done? Contact us for a quote.