You have to have a lic to repair just a damaged head? We catch heads all the time which really isn't our fault. The lic irrigators install the heads right against the concrete so that the edger busts the heads if we forget about one.
In the great state of Taxes, oops I meant Texas, yes you do. This is how the law reads.
A person may NOT sell, design, install, maintain, alter, repair, service or inspect an irrigation system - or consult in these activities - in this state unless the person is licensed by the TCEQ, [Texas Commission on Environmental Quality]
Like I said I used to work under, when needed, one of my buddies license because I am going to break a head or two and I also turn on my commercial properties systems once a month to make sure they are working right and not waisting water if something was/is damaged.
But now that they changed the law so that a licensed irrigator has to be on site directly supervising, well this just blows, because I sure as hell do not want to pay someone a 50 buck service call plus parts to replace a 2 buck nozzle. Also you cannot go buy a nozzle and tell the homeowner how to do it because that would be consulting.
This is kind of like having an pesticide applicators license. In the years past, since I have only done my mowing clients, the price of having and maintaining my license was almost a wash. But now that I am trying to change gears and starting do do less mowing and trying to build up more pest control. I guess I will eventually get my irrigation license and start doing more repairs also, although some of these can be a pain.
This is why it is hard as hell to compete with Johnny Come Lately lawn service, because I am thousands in the hole before I cut my first blade of grass, ect........