Our Drake’s 7 Dees certified irrigation technicians are the best in the business with over 40 combined years of experience. When it comes to making an effective diagnosis and repair of your sprinkler system, you can trust the Portland sprinkler system repair team at Drake’s 7 Dees to take care of you.
The technicians at Drake’s 7 Dees have encountered it all when it comes to problems with our clients’ irrigation systems. Whether you’re experiencing a problem with one of your sprinklers or with them all, our team will diagnose the root of the problem and ensure that your Portland sprinkler system is in perfect operating condition before we are done.
Backflow valve failure may result in noticeable contamination of the water inside your house. It can be caused by a variety of problems, from debris to frozen water from an improperly winterized system.
Sprinkler heads can fail to pop up or rotate properly for a variety of reasons:
The prescription to fix a broken sprinkler head is cleaning or replacement, which can be done quickly by a trained irrigation technician with minimal impact to the appearance of your landscape.
Entire irrigation zones can fail at the same time for various reasons – electronic or mechanical. The Portland irrigation repair team with Drake’s 7 Dees will assist you by determining what the problem is and getting it repaired quickly.
When the electronic control mechanism of a sprinkler system fails, leave the repair of the problem to a team that has access to all the specs for your unique system, along with the diagnostic tools of the trade.
Broken pipes are one of the more costly, messy, and unfortunately common problems that our teams deal with when it comes to Portland sprinkler system repair. While they are often avoidable with proper Portland sprinkler system maintenance, when they do happen you want them taken care of quickly and efficiently.
You can often tell a broken pipe by the soggy ground underneath a portion of your lawn. To avoid losing large amounts of water, it will be important to get this situation resolved quickly. Let us know if we can help!
If you are interested in adding multiple aspects to your landscape including an irrigation system, please see our Design and Build contact form. Our Landscape Design and Build department is currently offering irrigation installations as an element within a custom landscape design. The Irrigation Repair Department does not offer this service.
Costs will, of course, vary depending upon the extent and nature of the problem. A service call costs $175 for up to and including the first hour and $125 for each additional hour. Parts are in addition to this cost. We will be sure to provide you with an approximate cost before we begin our work. Costs will likely be more for emergency work, which is why ensuring you have a regular sprinkler maintenance program in place is likely going to be a major money-saver.
We work on all systems including:
A lifelong Oregon resident, Drake has been passionate about plants since childhood, beginning with propagating and growing flowers at his grandfather’s nursery. He opened Drake’s 7 Dees in 1974, while earning degrees in Business and Horticulture from Oregon State University. He later expanded into the design/build side of the industry, allowing him to combine his passion for plants with his love of family by maximizing the quality of family time spent outdoors.
Drake is co-founder of the Oregon Landscape Contractors Association and is a Landscape Industry Certified Manager (LICM)—a designation that less than two percent of landscapers have attained. Additionally, Drake serves on the Board of Directors for the Portland Japanese Gardens, widely regarded as one of the seven best Japanese gardens outside of Japan.
Drake is married to former Oregon Speaker of the House, Lynn Snodgrass. Together, he and Lynn received the Farm Bureau President’s award in 1999 for their service and dedication to agriculture in the state of Oregon. Drake and Lynn have two wonderful daughters, two talented son-in-laws, and seven grandchildren. In his spare time, Drake enjoys camping, water and snow skiing, reading, and of course, gardening.
Born and raised in the Portland Metro Area… Tim has had an appreciation for the outdoors from a young age. Inspired by our local beauty ranging: the Mt Hood National Forest to salty, sea spray of Cannon Beach, the arid high-desert of Central Oregon to the rugged terrain of Steens Mountain – Tim sought higher education at the University of Idaho in their Landscape Architecture department. Graduating with honors in 2004, he returned home to establish his professional career.
Now making his home in Sandy, Oregon – Tim and his wife [Nicole] are raising two happy and healthy kiddos and 4 fur-babies. Between soccer, football, cheerleading, girl scouts and other extra-curricular activities… the Sellin family are heavily involved in their community and church family. Since college, Tim has spent 13 of his 17 years with Drake’s 7 Dees and has ‘set roots’ in anticipation of long-term growth at the family-focused company. Having spent his time away from Drake’s in a ‘boots on the ground’ capacity, Tim has fostered a love for the operational/production side of landscape business, as well as the design/sales.
His goal in life as well as business is to put others first.
Bachelor of Science Landscape Architecture, BSLA… 2009
California Polytechnic University, Pomona… Cum Laude
American Society of Landscape Architects – Honor Award
Steven has 15 years of experience in the residential landscape design/build and garden center industry, including 9 years with Drake’s 7 Dees. Steven also has experience working with the National Park Service in Yosemite on sub-alpine restoration projects, as well as volunteer experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer serving the community of Zaouiat d’Ifrane in Morocco.
Together, Steven and his wife Anna have four lovely children, all 5 years old and under! In his (very limited) spare time, Steven enjoys camping, hiking, archery hunting, and cooking. Steven’s passion for his work lies in helping others, through design to envision a more beautiful space that, once built, becomes a reality that improves their quality of life.