prides itself on being the only member of the irrigation association
in the area. We install, maintain, and repair our own underground
sprinkler systems as well as existing systems. We can custom
design a system for your home or business. We use top of the
line products and encourage you to click on the links to the
left to see the products we will install for you. At Tompkins
we warrantee our irrigation system for 3 years. If there is
any problems we will repair it at no cost. Not only do we
install irrigation systems, but also we provide the services
of blowing out the system to protect it during the winter
season. We also can start up your system in the spring and
check for any damages that might have occurred over the winter
months. If you still have questions about an irrigation system
read the following article that we had published in the Andover
Townsman paper in July of 1999:
Water and Maintain a Healthy Landscape
of wasting your time and money? Have you ever considered an
inground sprinkler system? Tompkins Lanscape and Irrigation
is this area's leader in installation of all types of irrigation
systems. We guarantee the longest system warranty, best pricing
and service available, guaranteed. We offer free estimates
on all sprinkler systems as well as our other landscape services,
ranging from brick walkways and patios/stone walls or landscape
a sprinkler system will pay for itself just in the money you
save on conserving water (when watering by hand, 50 percent
of the water used is lost by runoff, evaporation, not to mention
installation of a seperate deduct water meter). In times of
watering bans or restrictions, sprinkler systems can be programmed
to run late at night or early morning when water evaporation
is at its lowest.
Landscape and Irrigation has been in business for 10 years
(serving this area) offering all types of landscaping needs,
services. We offer free estimates to all customers.
and choosing a contractor
- When choosing a contractor, don't just choose the one
with the lowest price. Take the time to find a contractor
with a competitive price and a good reputation. Your system
will require service from time to time and you want to be
sure your contractor will still be in business five years
- Look for a contractor who promptly returns phone calls
(especially during a busy season), knows the product and
presents himself in a professional manner.
- Insist on getting a certificate of insurance from
your contractor that says he has both liability and workers
comp. Your homeowner's policy does not cover people you
hire to work on your property. In the event of an accident,
you, the homeowner, could be put in jeopardy of suit if
the contractor you hire does not have insurance and one
of his workers gets injured on the job.
- Be sure to compare apples to apples. If you have
one contractor who says he will do the job with 20 sprinkler
heads, and another who claims he can do it with 16, be careful.
Not to say that 20 is the right number, but I would be suspect
of the 16-head bid. Many contractors stretch the design
to win a bid and in July and August when it gets hot, the
16-head systems shows its true colors with burned spots
in the lawn.
- If designed and installed properly and with quality
product, a sprinkler system will give you many years of
service and value with minimal maintenance.
- Ask for references. Your contractor should be able
to provide you with the names and telephone numbers of references
for you to call. You should feel confident that the contractor
you choose can provide you with excellent service no matter
what time of year.
- Make sure the contractor is installing a backflow-preventer
approved by the local plumbing inspector and/or water department.
Also, insist on a rain sensor so that your system is not
operating while it's raining.
- Examine the product the contractor plans to use. Most
manufacturers produce competitive, comparable products.
However, some also make inexpensive tems. If it looks cheap
and flimsy, it probably is, and that's the way it will work.
- Many contractors use two or three different brands
of product on the same system. The reason for this is
that they want to install what they feel is the best quality
product and what they feel comfortable with. Most manufacturers
don't produce a complete line of quality items for a complete
system. You want the best product each manufacturer makes.
- The contractor should give you a written bid. That
bid should describe the product to be used and the quantity
of each, at least on maor parts such as sprinklers, valves,
and controllers. The bid should also give you an estimated
start and completion date. All preparatory and finish work
should be included.
to your property value and appearance.
turn on/off even when you're not at home or on vacation, freeing
up time for your favorite activity.
sprinklers deliver only the necessary, precise amount of water
necessary, eliminating wasted water and unnecessary spending.
properly designed system will pay for itself just in water
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Landscape & Irrigation
P.O. Box 353
North Andover, MA 01845
Toll Free: (800) 966-2152
Business: (978) 687-2152
Fax: (978) 691-5513