Are you ready to take the hassle out of watering your lawn and garden all summer? If so, then you may be thinking about having a sprinkler system installed. However, before moving forward, you should realize – not all companies offering these services are created equal. As a result, it’s up to you to find a company that’s going to ensure your system is installed properly and provide you with a warranty.
When you hire a contractor with the proper licensing, you can feel confident they have the skills, ability and knowledge to handle the job and that all issues will be resolved. Without this licensing, there’s no guarantee for the work, no way to know what the contractor is capable of, and no way to enforce a warranty (if it is even provided).
While hiring a licensed and insured contractor is likely going to cost more than someone “off the street,” it’s well worth the investment. Some of the reasons to go with the pros who are licensed and insured can be found here.
Understanding of the Process
Anyone can claim they know how to install a sprinkler system. Maybe they have even done it in the past. This doesn’t mean they are qualified to do this, or that they know the right way to do it.
When you hire a contractor who is licensed, it means they have passed certain tests that assure you that they know what to do and how to do it. Also, to maintain the license, most contractors have to invest in ongoing education and training. This ensures they can handle even the newest systems available to install.
Coverage for Injuries or Damages
While having the proper licensing is crucial, it’s also important that the contractor you hire is insured. Why? If you hire someone who doesn’t have proper insurance (general liability and worker’s compensation at the least) and an accident or damage occurs, then you (the homeowner) may be stuck paying all associated costs. After all, the accident, injury, or damage occurred on your property.
However, don’t just take a contractor’s word for it. Ask to see their certificate of insurance, and even call the company to make sure it is still current. While this may seem a bit extreme, if something does happen, you will be glad you found out.
Finding the Right Contractor for Your Sprinkler Installation Project
When having a sprinkler installed, you have to find someone who can handle the job in a timely manner, but that can also ensure everything is done properly and that the system is working efficiently. If you are searching for a quality company in the Kansas City area, be sure to reach out to our team at The IDL Company. We are licensed, insured, and ready to help you get the sprinkler system that is right for your lawn and garden needs. Contact us today to learn more or to set up an appointment.