sprinkler system installation portland or


Portland Sprinkler Repair & Installation is a specialized business division of irrigation technicians operated by Shovel & Thumb. We are your expert and reliable source for repairs, upgrades, maintenance, and installations.

Bored of constantly devoting time to watering your lawn by hand? Tired of the inconvenience of dragging water hoses or prefabricated sprinklers all over your yard? And on top of that, the grass still turns yellow! If so, then it is time to consider installing a convenient sprinkler system.

The advantages of having an irrigation system are immense. The most significant is that you will save money through efficient water conservation. In fact, the water you will save over time will likely pay for the installation cost of the sprinklers.

Trust us with the irrigation of your landscape and we will keep your vegetation green through the year. The sprinkler systems we install are modern and efficient. We are constantly seeking the latest irrigation technology to better serve our residential and commercial clients.

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Generally, the sprinkler system installation process is intensive and time consuming. However, hiring experts like us guarantees that you will get satisfactory results. First, everything must be planned before the installation can commence. As a result, the process usually includes four phases:

  • Assessment: We send a technician to inspect your property and evaluate the situation of the landscape.
  • Estimate: Considering your budget and specific irrigation needs, the technician will come up with an estimate for the project.
  • Installation: Once you approve the estimate, our technicians will start installing the irrigation system on your property.
  • Delivery: Depending on the size of the project, a residential installation can take between 4-7 days.


There are two types of irrigation systems we can install, spray sprinklers or drip lines. Both are a convenient and simple way to water your landscape. Although, there is a substantial difference between these systems.

Spray sprinklers irrigate large areas of grass with higher amounts of water. Meanwhile, drip lines control water consumption and growth conditions by directly irrigating the roots of vegetation, but reach is limited.

No matter which type of irrigation method you need, we are able to design and install the perfect watering system for your greenery. Our experienced technicians are just one phone call away.

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A maintenance schedule is the key to ensure that your sprinklers will operate smoothly for many years. Fail to follow this advice and common issues will appear on most irrigation systems.

The parts that are usually affected by maintenance negligence are the valves, rotors, fittings, and pipes. This means leaking valves, faulty nozzles, clogged heads, cracked pipes, and more.

If you do not have time to perform sprinkler service, contact our technicians to get it done; a simple phone call might save you from expensive disrepairs. We have modern tools and the experience to maintain any type of irrigation system..


Each year, sprinklers are usually reactivated after the frost season has dissipated. That is why we offer a spring startup service. Let our technicians inspect and tune-up the essential parts of your irrigation system to ensure its optimal performance. After that, the technicians will adjust the timer and activate the sprinklers.

We also understand that your system needs to be prepared for the winter. Hence, our company winterizes irrigation systems by draining all the water from the pipes, backflow preventer valve, and other components. This is a crucial maintenance task that needs to be performed if you want to avoid expensive disrepairs during the spring reactivation.