You may be thinking about installing a sprinkler system on your property, but if you are thinking about doing it yourself, the following are three reasons to use a professional.
Your insurance may not cover damages
It is easy for a homeowner to dig in the wrong place and accidentally strike a gas line or other piping. Of course, you should know where all of the piping is underneath the ground of your property before you start digging, but unless you have a lot of experience, you could create a serious problem for yourself. This is especially true if you have decided to rent digging equipment. These machines can help dig holes and trenches quickly, but you really need to know how to use them. If an accident occurs on your property when hiring a licensed plumber, your homeowner's policy is more likely to cover the damages. You should check with your insurance agent to be sure.
The job may be bigger than you realize
Once you start digging, you may realize a few hours into the job that it may take a lot more time than you thought. Plumbing contractors have the experience to know how long it will take ahead of time. Add to this, they will usually have more than one person working on the job, and each person will have the experience to be more productive than you will be. Al of this adds up to an installation that will be done more quickly and to a higher quality standard. When you do the work yourself, you may encounter problems that you did not anticipate. Without experience in sprinkler system work, you may not know the best solution to a problem.
The planning phase is more elaborate
A plumbing contractor can listen to what you want out of your sprinkler system, and then create a blueprint of exactly how it will be laid out. You may only want a sprinkler system in your front yard because of cost issues, but after speaking to a professional, it may not be as costly to have a larger sprinkler system for your entire property. You may also want to consider purchasing an automated system. These types of systems allow you to program which areas of the system you want turned on and for how long. This type of control over water usage can save money on your water bill while allowing you to water the areas of your property than need it the most.
The reasons listed above should at least get you thinking about hiring a plumbing contractor like High Speed Plumbing Inc. Most of them will give you a free estimate, so you can have one come out to your house, and you can learn more.