The sprinkler system provider you select for your property plays a major part in the look and health of your greenery. Whether you are interested in a sprinkler system for your Clearwater lawn, landscaping, garden or other space, you should not take the selection process lightly.
Ally with the wrong sprinkler system provider and your property will suffer the consequences. Here is what you should look for when searching for a sprinkler system provider in Tampa, Clearwater or Palm Harbor.
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The best sprinkler system providers in Tampa are capable of maintaining all sorts of different landscaping, grass types, gardens and other green spaces. These superstars have a thorough understanding of sprinkler systems and irrigation methods. This knowledge empowers them to maximize the potential of every type of property, regardless of its unique style of greenery and idiosyncratic features.
Ask for Recommendations
Get the word out that you are on the prowl for a sprinkler system provider in Tampa, Palm Harbor or Clearwater. Ask those in your social, professional and family circles if they know anyone who uses a sprinkler system. If any of these individuals have direct experience with a local provider, ask them about their experience. If trusted individuals have major complaints about particular sprinkler system providers in Tampa, do not provide those companies with your business.
Cost Matters but It Shouldn’t be a Deal-breaker
Figure out what you need for your Tampa yard, landscaping, garden or other space. Ask several sprinkler system providers for quotes. Do not automatically give your business to the provider with the lowest quote. Ally with the company that offers the lowest quote and your Clearwater property might end up in worse condition than it is now. The companies that roll out low-ball offers often cut corners and use low-quality materials.
The truth is that some sprinkler companies have middle-of-the-road prices or fairly high prices that are worth every penny. So don’t rule out a candidate just because their prices are higher than those of the competition.
Check out the Website
A sprinkler system provider that lacks a website probably does not deserve your business. The lack of a website or social media pages is a major red flag at this point in time. Check out prospects’ web pages, social media pages, and blogs. Take a close look at the “About Us” section of the website. Make sure the company has a legitimate physical address, phone number, and the appropriate license to conduct business as an irrigation provider in Florida.
Does the Provider Have Insurance?
Don’t commit to a provider until you have checked the company’s liability and workers’ compensation insurance policies. These forms of insurance should be up-to-date. If the candidate lacks such insurance, do not hire them! A provider lacking liability and workers’ compensation insurance will put you on the hook for medical costs and other costs stemming from any injuries that occur on your property during the installation and maintenance of your sprinkler system.
Take a Look at the Reviews
Hop on the web and conduct searches for the candidates at the top of your list. Search for these companies in online directories as well. If you uncover plenty of negative reviews, do not give those companies your business. You should also check with the Better Business Bureau to find out if a litany of complaints has been filed against the Tampa, Clearwater and Palm Harbor sprinkler system providers you are considering.
Former U.S. Coast Guard and Tampa-native Joseph Swett is the owner of Sunrise Irrigation, a Palm Harbor-based company that has been providing sprinkler and irrigation services in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida, for more than 20 years. A RainBird-trained landscape specialist, Mr. Swett is dedicated to helping Florida homes and businesses implement effective irrigation technologies and transition towards smart water conservation. In his spare time, Joe sponsors and plays in two men’s softball leagues, but also enjoys surfing and going fishing with his family.