14 Oct 5 Signs of a Reliable Landscape Lighting Company
By Mike Gambino
Some landscape lighting specialist companies view their work as a craft, taking pride in delivering high-quality results, and most of all, focusing on making sure their clients are completely satisfied with their Low Voltage LED Landscape Lighting Systems that they design and Build on your property.
How do you find a company like this? These five steps can help guide you in your search.
Comprehensive Written Agreement and Warranty Before Hire
A Reliable landscape Lighting company will always provide clear, comprehensive written agreements and warranties. While estimates can involve a bit of guesswork and ambiguity that the service provider won’t know about any underlying conditions the company might find once the job begins. The Agreement will contain provisions for additional work that may need to be done once the project starts laying the ground work for honest, realistic costs and project expectations. Written warranty policies avoid problems down the line after the installation is done.
Long History of Reputable Service
Don’t trust landscape lighting companies that appear out of nowhere and claim to have a long list of happy customers in another state. This is a sign they are a fly-by-night contractor that gets paid for subpar work and moves along to the next town before the homeowners catch on. An unusually low price may accompany their promise to take care of your lighting system, but don’t be fooled.
You should only work with a landscape lighting company with a high-quality reputation that has worked in the vicinity of your home. Experienced Landscape Lighting Designer/Builders also know what specific challenges are faced on your specific property, making them better-suited to the job. There is a reason why some companies stay in business and thrive year after year and why others don’t.
Clear Communication at All Times
Work with a landscape lighting company that respects your time. If they will be late for an appointment, they should call you in advance and tell you. This type of consideration is the first sign that when they project a completion timeline for your home’s landscape lighting system, they will be telling the truth, not making false promises just to get your business.
State Licenses and Professional Insurance
Most states and cities require contractors to hold a license in their trade. It is also law that they should also carry adequate insurance so you are not at risk if a worker sustains an injury on your property or damage is done. Licensure and insurance coverage are two non-negotiable must-haves for any reliable landscape lighting company.
Follow-Up Service and Maintenance
Trust an organization that offers periodic maintenance of their work after the project is complete. The assurance that they will respond to any landscape lighting emergency or need for maintenance service in the future is a sure sign of reliability. They will stand behind their work and make sure you and your home are safe and secure for years to come.
This landscape lighting blog is published by Mike Gambino of Gambino landscape lighting inc. all rights reserved. Mike is a professional landscape lighting system designer/ builder and has been designing, installing and maintaining landscape lighting systems for more than 26 years. Mike resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife and 2 sons. To visit his website go to www.Gambinolighting.com . To inquire about hiring Mike please click here .
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