Sprinkler System Scams

By Jennifer Flores-Parker

Published 04/25 2014 07:30AM

Updated 04/25 2014 08:14AM

Before you hire someone to install an irrigation system, the BBB says to make sure it's a reputable company.

Janna Kiehl, from the BBB, says the City of Amarillo requires companies to have proper licensing. Kiehl also says to remember you are the consumer and it is your right to ask questions.

Here are ways to avoid a scam:
  • Check with the BBB for the company's grade and reviews.
  • Get estimates from several contractors and read each contract.
  • Avoid hand-shake deals. Make sure all agreements are in writing.
  • Avoid paying for the complete job until the work is one hundred percent done and you're satisfied with the results.

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