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Sprinkler System Contractor

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Irrigation System Installation And Repair Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with a Sprinkler System Contractor, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Sprinkler System Contractor commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Sprinkler System Contractor? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Irrigation System Installation And Repair Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Sprinkler System Contractor - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Irrigation System Installation And Repair Service at a fair price?First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifyable results.
What should I expect to pay for Irrigation System Installation And Repair Service?Most Irrigation System Installation And Repair Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Sprinkler System Contractor ranges from $27 to $41. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Sprinkler System Contractor.
Do I need to use a licensed Sprinkler System Contractor for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?You should use a licensed Sprinkler System Contractor for any work that exceeds $500. To check a Sprinkler System Contractor's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to check license status and history by the name of the business or individual.
Should I use an insured Sprinkler System Contractor for my project?Your Sprinkler System Contractor should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Sprinkler System Contractor should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.
Does my Sprinkler System Contractor need to be bonded?A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Sprinkler System Contractor. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Sprinkler System Contractor's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.

Sprinkler System Contractor - Services

A Sprinkler System Contractor can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Irrigation System Installation And Repair Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Sprinkler System Contractor - Finding and Hiring

Not every Sprinkler System Contractor has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding a Sprinkler System Contractor matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Sprinkler System Contractor to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Sprinkler System Contractor - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with a Sprinkler System Contractor. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Sprinkler System Contractor. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Sprinkler System Contractor's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:

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