Ok so you want a cheap system or a cheap fix?
The cheapest is obviously DIY and this site can help with that. Just search for what you want to know and if its there you will see it. If it doesn’t come up then email me and I will write a post about what you want to know.
Beyond that I don’t recommend ‘going cheap’ . That saying of ‘you get what you pay for’ is as true in reticulation as in any other industry.
At Brighton Reticulation we see ourselves as mid range in terms of price and that allows us to deliver excellent service, honour our warranties and use quality parts.
If you pay very little for a job then you need to check:
a) the contractor knows what they are doing. They may be a handyman with some clues about reticulation, but I have been called to fix up some of these ‘repairs’ and you then end up paying twice. Its a difficult situation for everyone.
b) they are using top quality materials. You can buy sprinklers for $2.00 or you can buy sprinklers for $10.00. If you pay $2.00 then I promise you a lifespan of approx 6-12 mths on your sprinklers. If you buy good quality Toro sprinklers then you can expect 5-10 years. Do the maths and see that when you add in the inconvenience, its much better to do the job right once.
c) will they come back if something goes wrong? We seek to attend to all warranty issues within 48 hours and usually quicker. Inevitably things do go wrong and you want to know that if all is not as you hoped then the contractor will return to make things right.
One of the advantages of dealing with an experienced reticulation specialist is that we are able to solve problems quickly. We can diagnose the issue, locate the problem and fix much quicker than someone who has to chug around checking out different options, eliminating variables and running trial and error tests.
So, while it may appear that you are paying more for the same service in actuality (having seen what cheaper buys) you very likely aren’t!
For help with any of these issues call Andrew on 0400044236 or email email@example.com