When the weather is hot, there’s nothing worse than trying to turn your sprinkler on, watching for the water to come on and realizing that your heads are only popping up partway or not at all. There are a few reasons why the heads may not be popping up the way that you expect them too, and it can range from a broken head to something that is simple and quick to fix. So, to help you with getting your sprinkler heads to pop up higher, we have included some tips that you can use to help you determine the reason they aren’t coming up.
If your pop-up sprinkler head isn’t working, you might need to look at more than one component of your sprinkler system. The following tips will guide you as you play Sherlock Holmes to figure out a solution to your sprinkler issue.Check To See if They’re Broken – The first reason your sprinkler heads may not be popping up completely is that you need to replace them. This may be the case if the water is completely on. A broken sprinkler head will be easy to figure out. Look for things such as
- Cracked casings
- Broken pieces
- Heads not popping up at all
If you are noticing any of these signs you want to replace the head.
Check If the Head is Dirty
If the head’s been clogged with debris such as dirt, it won’t come out totally out. This is an easy fix. Simply clean your sprinkler heads. Make sure that you are cleaning both the screen basket of the head and the head itself.
Check Your Water Pressure
When your water pressure is low, it’s not just a nuisance. It also can be the reason that your sprinkler heads aren’t coming out completely from the ground. When this is the problem, check your backflow device’s valves. These should be completely open. A valve that is fully open is going to provide you with the highest level of water pressure.
Check Your Water Line
You may have a leak in this line. This is going to cause your water pressure to be low and therefore keep your water from getting to your sprinkler head. When there isn’t water that is reaching your sprinkler head, it’s not going to pop up the way that it should, or even at all.
These are some of the tips that you can use to find out the reason why your sprinkler heads aren’t popping up as high as they can. If you have gone through these tips and you still aren’t sure why they aren’t popping up the way that you would prefer, give us a call and we’ll be glad to help you and answer your questions. We have helped many people in your area and we are glad to see what we can do to help you.
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