Annual Maintenance Program

Protect your sprinklers, fountains, ponds, and other water features from expensive freeze damage

Our Annual Winterization and Spring Turn On program will leave you worry-free. Emergency irrigation repairs due to freeze damage are costly and inconvenient. Protecting your system can save you time and money. Services and prices are listed below. We offer a 10% discount if you sign up before October 15th!

 

Our program includes:

Winterization

Winterizations begin mid-October and include the following services:

  1. Turn water off at main valve
  2. Open drain valves
  3. Blow all water from the system with air

Our winterization service is guaranteed. We will provide any repairs due to freeze damage at no cost to you. 

 

Spring Turn On

Spring turn on begins the following year when freeze danger is no longer a threat and includes the following services:

  1. Turn water on at main valve
  2. Cut and clean around each lawn head and adjust all heads for optimal coverage
  3. Test the entire system to make sure each zone is working properly
  4. Leave an inspection report if repairs are needed

Customers are responsible for the cost of repairs noted in the inspection report that are not caused by freeze damage and must contact the office to schedule a service repair call.

Backflow Testing: Drake’s 7 Dees +

Backflow testing is also included in this program. For our clients in Oregon this takes place through our certified partners at Oregon Backflow. Washington clients are tested through a certified tester from Drake’s 7 Dees. Services include:

  1. Test backflow to make sure both your drinking water and your water district water supply is safe from contaminated water flowing back into the system. Oregon and Washington require that backflow prevention devices are tested on an annual basis.
  2. *Test results will be sent to your water purveyor so you are up to date on your annual requirement.

Testing begins mid-January through March. Tests do not require that the irrigation system is turned on and can be tested during low temps as it does not affect your sprinkler system.
*If your backflow produces a failed test you will be notified by your tester and given an estimate for the cost of repair. After repair a passing test will be sent to your water purveyor.

 

Cost

Pricing is determined by the number of zones in your system.

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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.