View Full Version : Warranty void if Irr. contractor does not mow 1st year

09-19-2002, 10:09 PM
Is this standard procedure for Irrigation warranties. It sounds as if they are trying to muscle in on the maintenance work.

09-19-2002, 11:58 PM
I think you are right. Thanks for the good idea!!!;)

09-21-2002, 02:23 AM
I have never heard of such a requirment in 30 years in this business. Wouldn't fly with me.

10-09-2002, 05:00 AM
Hmmm. I haven't heard of that either. Now, I've heard of only providing a warranty for plants and lawn installs if the company who installed it maintains it. That's done a lot on commercial jobs. But even then, most people realize it's someone trying to use their muscle too much.

But this is STILL a great idea. You just have to approach it a little different. You must never force things upon a customer. I always give them options and incentives to arrive at the result I want.

In this case, you could say, "We'll provide a full parts and labor warranty for your sprinkler system for 1 year from the date of install. If you sign up for a maintenance package, we'll double that and warranty it for two years." Many people may just sign right up.

Hmmmmmm... (Jim smiles and gets dollar signs over his eyes!).