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Warranty void if Irr. contractor does not mow 1st year

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by shearbolt, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. shearbolt

    shearbolt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    Is this standard procedure for Irrigation warranties. It sounds as if they are trying to muscle in on the maintenance work.
  2. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    I think you are right. Thanks for the good idea!!!;)
  3. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,931

    I have never heard of such a requirment in 30 years in this business. Wouldn't fly with me.
  4. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    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!).

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