For large or small projects, hiring the correct professional for the job is always a primary consideration. The more complicated or diverse the project it, the more essential it will be to select a service provider with the staff, equipment, and expertise to get the job done.
Many companies that offer water meter installation are not in the water management services industry. They may be plumbers, or they may be people that have been given a short training course and sent out to do the job. Hiring a water management service installation team avoids these types of issues, but it still essential to get to know as much as you can about the company.
Employees or Subcontractors?
Often on larger jobs, small companies and sometimes large companies will subcontract for water meter installation. This can create a problem with consistency in the installation process as well as quality control across the job. It also becomes problematic if one subcontractor has installed meters incorrectly or has caused issues for tenants or occupants.
Always check makes sure the company hired for installation uses their own employees. This prevents the issue of whose fault a poor installation will be and also allows for one point of contact if there are concerns on the job.
Organized and Experienced
While every company has to get the first contract, you will not want your job to be their first water meter installation project. Look for companies with several years in the business and who can provide references of current or past clients that have properties or installation requirements that are similar to yours.
Take the time and contact these clients. This would be a great way to ask about the experience if any problems occurred with the meters after the installation and a general overview on the rating for the installers during the process.