Sprinkler System Winterization & Spring Activation - Portland, Oregon

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Sprinkler Systems Activation (Spring Startup) - $75

After laying dormant for many cold winter months, your sprinkler system needs to be turned on and should be fully inspected before it can be put to use in the spring. During a spring startup ($85 for new customers and $10 discount for returning customers), homeowners typically opt-in for a full zone-by-zone inspection (additional $5 per zone) where we do a complete run through and test your whole system (automatic irrigation controller, all zone valves, all sprinkler heads and drip emitters). Here is a detailed list of procedures that we do during an individualized irrigation zone consultation:

  • Inspect all shutoff, backflow prevention, and zone valves for proper operation and to ensure they are free of leakage
  • Inspect all sprinkler heads for nozzle clogs
  • Inspect all heads for spray coverage to ensure proper watering and to eliminate dry spots
  • Setting the appropriate watering time for each zone on the controller

From there, if there are any larger renovation or repair work that needs to be addressed; we will be able to give you an estimate for the job that needs to be done.

Sprinkler Systems Winterization - $60

To prepare for the harsh, freezing weather of the winter season, it is necessary to have your sprinkler system winterized ($70 for new customers and $10 discount for returning customers). If water is not drained out of the system, freezing temperatures can cause the expanding water in the pipes to damage the sprinkler system. We will come to your property, shut off the system and remove water from every zone in your irrigation system. Then we will also winterize your backflow device and turn off your irrigation controller. It is important to have a professional service your system because we understand a sprinkler system is a very expensive investment for any home and it isn’t worth risking damage to your system during the cold winter months


Sprinkler system winterization in Portland OregonAsk about our yearly sprinkler systems maintenance contract bundling all three of our yearly irrigation maintenance services including Spring Activation, Winterization, and Backflow testing and save $25.


If you would like your sprinkler system activated for the spring or winterized to prepare for the winter, feel free to contact us today! All prices listed above are for single-family residential homes with a single backflow preventer assembly. We give free estimates for yearly irrigation maintenance packages for commercial properties, homeowner's associations (HOA), and other multi-family residences (condominiums, apartment complexes, townhouses, et cetera)


Blue Whale Sprinkler Service is based in Beaverton, Oregon and proudly provide sprinkler systems yearly maintenance services to the Portland metro area and surrounding cities including Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Sherwood, Wilsonville, Milwaukie and others. Please contact us for more details. We are also one of the only companies in the area that offers 24-hour Emergency Irrigation Repair service.