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 Sandy 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 Sandy 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 Sandy sprinkler system repair. While they are often avoidable with proper Sandy 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!
PLEASE NOTE: we are currently booking three to four weeks out for all irrigation requests and repairs.
Our irrigation department is booked through January for NEW sprinkler system installations.
If you are interested 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.
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.