WHEN PURCHASING AN UNDEGROUND
IRRIGATION SYSTEM -
SOME POINTS TO PONDER
1. IS THE CONTRACTOR INSURED? IF HE
ISN'T AND SOMEONE GETS INJURED ON YOUR PROPERTY YOU
COULD BE PAYING FOR A LONG TIME!
Smitty's Carry Two Million dollars
Liability Insurance at all times.
2. DOES THE CONTRACTOR PAY W.S.I.B.
FOR HIS WORKERS? SOME CONTRACTORS HIRE STUDENTS AND
PAY CASH TO ELIMINATE THIS.
Smitty's L.S. carries Workers Comp.
monthly even for students who we have few of.
3. WILL THE CONTRACTOR BE INSTALLING
SEPARATE HEADS ON THE BOULEVARD OR JUST SHOOTING THE
WATER OVER THE SIDEWALK? PEOPLE GET UPSET AND
CALL THE CITY IF THEY GET WET WALKING DOWN THE
We always install a separate zone for
the boulevard as it is often a hotter area with no
trees to protect from the sun.
4. DOES THE CONTRACTOR HAVE A PLACE
OF BUSINESS OR JUST AN ANSWERING MACHINE? WILL
YOU GET A HUMAN VOICE WHEN YOU CALL WITH A PROBLEM?
Our full time Office is open during
regular business hours and our Secretary will to
look after you or direct you to someone who can.
5. ARE YOU GETTING CONTRACTOR QUALITY
OR OVER THE COUNTER PRODUCTS FROM A RETAIL STORE .
THERE IS QUITE A DIFFERENCE IN QUALITY AND WARRANTY.
Our products are all Contractor
6. IS THIS THE CONTRACTORS FULL TIME
BUSINESS OR ARE YOU ALREADY PAYING PART OF HIS
(SCHOOL TEACHER, FIREMAN, ETC. )WAGES ?
Our full time Business is Irrigation
and has been since 1987. Many installers
follow the designs we have established for ourselves
and tried to imitate our quality.
Finally - Be careful of " Cash Deals"
and paying all or part up front. These deals go bad
often. We like to be paid when when the job is
completed to everyone's satisfaction.