The best contractors will encourage you to ask a lot of questions. By asking questions, you will know exactly what you will be getting for your money and what to expect from your new sprinkler system. Here are a few important questions to get you started.
What type of product will be used and why?
The contractor should tell you what type of controller, valves, and rotors or spray heads are best for your landscape. Watersmith uses only the highest quality products in the industry.
Is after-sale service provided?
A professional contractor should be willing and able to provide after-sale service. Watersmith is equipped with a full-time service department that is available twenty four hours a day, seven days per week, year-round.
Is there a warranty on the system?
The contractor's work should be guaranteed; a one-year warranty is typical. Also, be sure to ask the contractor for the names and telephone numbers of recent satisfied customers, so you can call and check the contractor's references! Watersmith includes a two-years parts and labor warranty with every installation.
- Not including a backflow preventer, which is required by local codes to protect your drinking water supply.
- Installing sprinklers too far apart, making it impossible for certain areas to receive enough water, and causing brown spots during the hot summer months.
- Mixing sprinklers with different application rates on the same line, which causes one area to be over-watered in order to sufficiently water another.
- Not using special watertight connectors and a protective valve box to safeguard the electrical elements, guard against short circuits and prevent corrosion.
Remember…You Get What You Pay For
When choosing a contractor, you should be wary of those who offer to charge you significantly less than other contractors. Low bidders may not be licensed or insured and often use cost-cutting techniques that can jeopardize your lawn and shorten the life of your system.