So you are in the market for a new irrigation system, but you have never gone through the process of buying and installing one before? Not to worry! There is plenty of helpful information available on how to find the right professional contractor to install a new system for you. In this post, we will take a look at two key questions you should ask before moving forward with the hiring process.
1. Will you provide me with an estimate?
Just as you wouldn’t hire someone to provide you with any other service without them first giving you an estimate, you don’t want to hire an irrigation system contractor without a price quote. After they survey your land and examine your soil, they should be able to provide you with a written estimate before you agree to hire them. This will clear up any confusion and ensure there is mutual trust on both ends of the agreement.
2. What products will you use?
Again, after the contractor has surveyed your land, they will have a better idea of what products they will need to use to complete the irrigation system installation process. Don’t be afraid to ask them what products they will be using on your property. Additionally, you should ask them why they will be using those products. If they aren’t able to tell you or seem unwilling to divulge information, you should take this as a red flag. Reputable contractors are happy to answer your questions and keep you in the loop on the process.
Of course there are many other questions you could ask, but these two are a good start. As with any large purchase, do not hesitate to ask any and every question that comes to mind. This will ensure that both you and your contractor are on the same page.