Factors to Consider When Hiring an Irrigation Contractor
If you hire a fencing contractor, odds are you will not contact that contractor again until your fence needs replaced. However, sprinkler systems are more complex. The complexity of sprinkler systems makes it important that homeowners make an informed decision when choosing a contractor.
Sprinkler Contractor is knowledgeable or Area Building Codes
Building codes differ between cities. In Broken Arrow, the contractor must plan for the irrigation back flow to be close to a power outlet. However, in Tulsa, this is not a consideration. Furthermore, in the parts of Broken Arrow and Tulsa that are in Wagoner County there are no building codes in place covering irrigation. For this reason, you must make sure the contractor you hire is aware of the varying requirements across towns. A good way to check this is to call the Broken Arrow or Tulsa building inspections division and verify that the contractor in question is properly registered with the city. If the contractor is not registered, I would suggest choosing another sprinkler company in Tulsa.
Maintenance of Sprinkler System
Sprinkler systems involve water, electricity, underground lines, and indoor mounted controllers. This combination means that every sprinkler system will need maintenance. In many cases the sprinkler will need maintenance before the warranty is expired. Sprinkler companies must be staffed to not only install new irrigation systems but also to maintain irrigation systems they have already installed. Many smaller sprinkler companies only have installation crews and these companies will find it hard to divert resources to maintenance and warranty repair. When you speak with a sprinkler contractor, verify that they are prepared to maintain your new irrigation system.
There are more important factors to consider when hiring a contractor’ however, these two especially important when hiring an irrigation company.
Affordable Irrigation Tulsa Provides Its Customer’s with Peace of Mind.
Several years ago, as a company, we decided to separate the maintenance side of irrigation from the installation side of irrigation. We partnered with a company here in Tulsa that only does sprinkler repair and service. This partnership has enabled us to focus on new installations while our partner handles all the service. Additionally, this has decreased our response time which all our customers have enjoyed.
To ensure we stay on top of the changing municipal guidelines, we have a licensed master plumber on our full-time staff. While most sprinkler companies in Tulsa will subcontract the plumber, we are able to place one one staff. This enables us to complete the city inspections quicker and ensures we are never stuck ‘waiting for the plumber’. Additionally, our plumber stays up-to-date with current regulations so that out installations go smoothly.