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March 17/2023

Why is My Sprinkler Head Not Popping Up?

A well-maintained lawn goes a long way in ensuring your home is lush and green. However, most people delay routine sprinkler repair, which leads to low efficiency and performance over time. That’s why Atlanta Irrigation Company recommends having a professional conduct irrigation system installation and maintenance. When you realize that your sprinkler heads aren’t popping up, it might be time you hired an expert to determine what the problem is and how to fix it.

A sprinkler head that fails to deploy can affect the health of your yard, and the experts at Atlanta Irrigation Company have the experience and expertise to determine the cause of the problem. Although some of these issues can be turned into DIY projects, sprinkler repair should be left to a professional if you lack the skill or technical know-how. Here are several reasons why your sprinkler heads are not popping and ways to fix them.

Damaged Spray Heads

Like any other appliance in constant use, a sprinkler is also prone to damage or breaks. Whether it’s accidentally striking it with a rock or running it over with a lawnmower, a damaged sprinkler head won’t deploy when turned on. If you detect that a section of your irrigation system is not deployed because of damage, the suitable solution is to replace it. Replacing a spray head doesn’t require a lot of expertise, but if you are not certain you can pull it off, we’ve got you covered. Pull the riser up, and unscrew the damaged nozzle. Once you have removed the old one, proceed to fix the new one and test if it works as expected.

Misaligned Sprinkler Heads

Misaligned sprinkler heads are usually a result of poor installation and can strain your system to irreversible damage. This is one of the reasons why it can fail to pop, prompting sprinkler repair before it becomes more pronounced. Misaligned sprinklers will appear to be retracted but remain beneath the ground. To correct this issue, you’ll have to dig around the damaged area to straighten and ensure it is upright to the sprinkler pipe. After ensuring it is in the right position, place some soil around it to prevent future incidents where it can get knocked out of place.

Clogged Nozzles

Many things can clog a sprinkler nozzle, including twigs, insects, dirt, and debris, among many more. A clogged nozzle can prevent the sprinkler from popping, remaining in the same retracted position. This problem can be corrected by removing the nozzle and thoroughly cleaning it, removing any obstruction affecting its function. Once you have reinstalled the sprinkler head, check if it pops up when turned on. If the problem persists, it might be time you brought in professional help.

There are many reasons why a sprinkler head doesn’t pop up, and we can assess your system to pinpoint the problem and correct it before it gets out of hand. Contact us today at Atlanta Irrigation Company, and enjoy quality irrigation system installation at a competitive market price.