How many times have you googled or asked friends for referrals for a recommendation for someone to help you with projects around your home? Are you amazed at the companies out there that are still in business that do not have good customer service? Either they don’t return calls or they don’t show up when they say they will? Worse yet, they take your money and never deliver!
So, how do you select a good irrigation company? (And these tips will work for anyone you want to hire, not just for irrigation companies!
1 – How long have they been around? The percentage of businesses that start up each year is high – many have the “work for myself” dream and they set about doing so. For service provider companies, this means they will be learning on the job – on your house – with little experience to back up decisions. Their mistakes could be a big problem for you. Look for companies that have been around for at least 5 years.
Also, companies that have been in business for more than a few years, in all likelihood will be in business to take care of your landscape as it grows, matures and changes. Sprinkalawn can not only take care of your new irrigation system installation, but can provide continued support as your landscape needs change over the years. Trees grow, plants are planted and the lawn matures, which means watering needs of the lawn may be different than when the system was initially installed. Make sure your chosen company will be there to help.
2 – What is their reputation? Google the company and see what their online reputation is. Check their website and read their customer testimonials. Good reputable companies will provide a list of references that you may call. Make those calls, ask the questions, do your due diligence. Check the reviews online – here you will get all sorts of reviews but if the reviews are over 90% positive, the company is solid and you will receive good service and a good product.
3 – Where are they located? Most irrigation companies are small businesses. It’s always a great feeling to support small businesses in your area but feel good is only a part of the reason. Using a company that is not local could mean it’s difficult to have the system repaired, if needed. Also, to maintain the system, it should have spring and winter maintenance to open and shut the system as seasons change. A local company will offer a maintenance program to take care of your system year-round.
4- How big are they and how many systems do they install in a year? This is an important consideration when choosing an irrigation company. Is installing irrigation systems the main focus of their business? Do they have the proper equipment to do the job correctly, with minimal lawn disruption? Do they have the experience to know how to install a line, on a slope, with a large shade tree covering the area? Smaller landscape companies that may only do a few installs a year do not have the experience to know how to navigate the different needs of your lawn.
Installing an irrigation system or upgrading an existing one is a big decision for a homeowner. It’s an investment that will pay for itself time and time again and help to significantly improve the curb appeal of your home. Due the due diligence required of this type of purchase and make sure you are selecting a solid, reputable irrigation company.
Sprinkalawn has been in business since 1980, founded by the Butler brothers, that grew up in Marietta. With 38 years in the irrigation business, they certainly meet all the above criteria! Contact Sprinkalawn to install a new irrigation system in your home or to update an existing one. Sprinkalawn is already in most subdivisions in the area. Chances are, one of your neighbors has already used Sprinkalawn to install or repair their system. We would be honored to work with you and include you in the list of satisfied Sprinkalawn customers!