FAQ’s


Are you licensed, bonded and insured?

We are licensed, bonded and insured. Please check this for yourself at the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Website by clicking here.

Our license number is – SOUNDII972KZ

Do you give free estimates for repair work?

We are happy to provide free estimates for a new installation. All repair work is billed on a time and material basis with our service rate being $95.00 per hour.
For smaller repairs we may be able to give you a rough idea over the phone. If the repair is more extensive we are able to give a more accurate estimate of time and material within the fist hour charged at our labor rate.

How much does an average sprinkler system cost?

The cost of a sprinkler system may vary quite a bit, depending on several factors, including the complexity of the landscape. The average range of a new sprinkler system is $4,000 to $8,000.00 but most people stay in the $5,000.00-$7,000 range.

We’d love to talk with you about customizing a system that fits your needs and budget. Get your free estimate today!

How much do you charge per zone?

While some irrigation businesses use zones to give an estimate for their work, we find that this method is often inaccurate and insufficient. Our bids are based on the total number of sprinkler heads, cost of the water hookup, zones, controller and length of the mainline. We find that our customers appreciate this more comprehensive approach in giving accurate quotes.

Why do I need a backflow test annually?

Washington Administrative Code (WAC 246-290-490) states that all irrigation systems connected to the public drinking water supply must be equipped with a backflow prevention assembly and that this device must be tested at least annually by a State-certified Backflow Assembly Tester. By having your Backflow Prevention Assembly tested annually, you can ensure that the drinking water supplied to your home remains safe.

Why haven’t I received a notice from the city to test the backflow?

Your backflow should have been tested at the time of installation, prior to a plumbing inspection. Due to the demand of both the installation of new Backflow Preventers and the large number of existing Backflow preventers, municipalities can’t always notify you when your backflow testing is due. However, due to increased awareness of the importance of protecting our water, many cities are taking proactive steps to inform people when their annual test is due.

What is trench-less installation?

Please click here to find out just how great a trenchless installation can be for your yard!

Why should I winterize my system? Does it really get cold enough to do damage?

There is a significant investment in a sprinkler system and most people want to protect it. But you might think… if it’s underground how can it freeze? The simple answer goes something like this. During periods of freezing weather, the frost level sinks deeper and deeper into the soil. How deep the frost goes depends on how cold it is and for how long. In some winters the freezing weather might not stay long enough for the frost level to reach the sprinkler pipes, but it’s hard to tell when we could get an unusually arctic winter cold. The only way to ensure that you are protected is by removing the water from your system with compressed air. We liken it to insurance …you hope you never need it, but you are glad you have it when you do! 

What is a smart controller?

Simply stated, a smart irrigation controller or timer has built-in water saving features including a sensor to adjust to the optimal sprinkler run time based on the local weather conditions. Smart controllers help to provide a healthy, beautiful landscape while reducing water use.

Will my water bill go up after installing a sprinkler system?

Your water bill may actually go down due to the controller of your sprinkler system which uses precise timing and control of the water usage. If you are used to hand watering your lawn regularly and thoroughly, you may be pleasantly surprised by the efficiency of your new system.

Can I control my sprinklers from my computer or smart phone?

WiFi controllers such as Rachio or Rain Machine connect to your homes WiFi system and allow you to set up and run your sprinklers from a computer or smartphone. We offer WiFi controllers as an upgrade on our installations, or one of our service technicians can easily replace the controller on your current system for one of these WiFi controllers.

How can I make my system more efficient to conserve water?

  • Install a rain switch. A rain switch is a simple rain sensor. When it detects measurable rainfall, it turns off the automatic irrigation valves. (We always install a rain sensor on all of our new installations.)
  • Install a Smart controller. A Smart controller does the work of periodically adjusting the sprinkler operating times for you. It changes the run times to reflect the current water needs of the plants.
  • Fix low head drainage. Low-head drainage occurs when the sprinkler system has been installed on a sloped area. After the sprinklers are turned off, the water in the pipes drains out through the lowest sprinkler heads. This is wasted water that often flows into the gutter or creates a muddy area around the lowest sprinkler head.To fix low head drainage you need to have special anti-drain check valves installed at the sprinkler heads. These check valves prevent the water from draining out of the pipes through the lowest sprinklers. In most cases these check valves are built into the sprinkler head.