How to Fix a Spray Bottle

Spray bottles are a simple device that we often get as several house cleaning products or many other products comes in a spray bottle. Spray bottles are convenient and user friendly. But many spray bottles have such a design that it makes it very difficult to use the full product until the last bit of it. And another fact is these bottles often stop working for a clog or some other reasons.

If you are wondering how to fix a spray bottle at home, then don't worry. You don't have to wait long for a solution because in this article we will try our best to provide you with the ideas about how to fix a spray bottle.

How to fix a spray bottle easily

There are many reasons for a spray bottle to stop working. Sometimes the nozzle requires fixing and sometimes the pipe. It is essential to figure out what or where is the problem or what can go. Ones you know where the actual problem is you can apply some methods to fix the spray bottle.

Find the problem

The pump of a spray bottle operates depending on a  plastic piston loaded with spring; this process works through either by a vertical pump mechanism or a trigger. When you press the pump or pull the trigger, the piston forcefully ejects the liquid in the piston container through the nozzle.

A screw generally fixes the nozzle, on the adjustment cap. After every spraying operation, the piston automatically retracts, which forms a vacuity in the compartment that receives more liquid through the tube from the bottle.

If the sprayer is not working, it's either because of blockage in the nozzle. Or there is a damage in the piston seal. It can also be the inner tube isn't reaching the bottom of the liquid.

Unblocking the nozzle

The spray bottles that contain oil or anything that may solidify or get hard, such as hairspray or anything else, you may have to clear the nozzle regularly.

Before clearing the nozzle, unscrew the cap of the nozzle by rotating it anticlockwise a little bit and try respraying it. If the sprayer's nozzle is too stiff, your sprayer might be operating then. If it is not strict, unscrew and separate the head of the nozzle and keep it under hot water that is running or you can also use vinegar to submerge it. You can use something pointy or a pin to punch the hole of the nozzle to clear it from any blockage.

If your bottle contains anything like hairspray,  you can use alchohol to dip the nozzle. You will have to dispatch the entire sprayer from the bottle and soak it in vinegar or alcohol for severe blockage.

Lengthening the tube

The tube of spray bottles is designed to reach the bottom of the container. But often you may observe that the tube curl and move to an end or curl upwards. In that case, you can fix a harder tube with the spray head. If the tube is short, you can add an extra tube by cutting another pipe and fix it with the tube that you are using.

To keep a tube straight so that it does not turn and turn away from the direction you can attach a nut that will make it more substantial in the end so that it stays straight.

Fixing other problems

At times you may find that you are pumping the piston, but it is not retracting, this happens when the spring is either damaged or misplaced. In usual sprays, the spring may not be accessible. But if the spring is accessible, then you can quickly get one and fix it. If the spring is not accessible, then you have to change the sprayer.

If the seal fails and the trigger is still functioning, but the sprayer is unable to deliver an ample amount of fluid, then you can fix it by spraying vegetable oil through the sprayer.

Solving minor issues

Sometimes clogs in the sprayer may work by applying pressure in the bottle or the container. If you observe the sprayer is not working correctly, you can check it by applying pressure to spray a bit of fluid through the nozzle. This process can only solve minor clogs or issues in the sprayer.

At times the hole in the nozzle may be blocked. In that case, just pocking the hole with a needle or pin or something pointy may give you a useful solution.

At times dispatching the sprayer and fixing all the components again can make it work. 

Final words

A sprayer is such an object that we see almost regularly. We use a spray for gardening for cleaning even for disinfecting. Hence it is an essential device in our daily life, and facing a problem with sprays is very typical as well.

So that you don't have to rush to a market and fix your spray staying at home with ease we provide this article to solve this trouble. Now that you know all the tits and bits about spray you can fix the spray by your own.

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