Did you know that adding an irrigation sprinkler system to your home can increase your property value by up to 18 percent? This increase is largely due to the curb appeal having a sprinkler system creates. However, installing just any system won’t give you the benefits you want. It is important to have a well-designed layout and an efficient system that will eliminate run-off, save water and reduce your costs in the long run.
Many companies offer installation services, but few take all of the factors into consideration before doing the job. One of the most important factors is the layout of your property. If your landscape includes hills, for instance, the sprinkler heads in that area will need to be installed in a way that accounts for run-off.
Checking the company’s credentials and experience is a necessary step. Much of this information can be found online, however for verification, it is recommended that you speak with them. One of the best ways to know if the company is experienced is asking them for a quote and mentioning any concerns you may have regarding landscape. Ideally, the company will come out to your property to give you a quote and to ensure that all of your concerns are properly addressed.
Once you choose the right company to work with, discuss the best sprinkler system to use. Water-efficient systems are ideal as they can save you up to 30% on water use, which can reduce your water costs significantly. Installing a sprinkler controller is also an important consideration. It will help ensure that you avoid under or over – watering your landscape. Today’s controllers can even be accessed from your smartphone and tablets, which can be a great tool for individuals who travel often.
Finally, make sure that the company you choose to do business with provides maintenance services, including seasonal maintenance. Installing a sprinkler system is an investment you will want to protect and maintaining it properly will help you do that. For instance, when winter comes around, you will want to have the irrigation sprinkler system company drain the system properly to prevent pipes from cracking, which can cause significant damage.
If you are in the vicinity of Greenwich, CT and are considering installing a new sprinkler system, give us a call.