Have you ever cut on your bathroom sink faucet and wondered what happened to the water pressure? Or, does a stream of water shoot out the side of your kitchen sink faucet and get water on the countertop? If so, then your faucet aerators may be clogged and need to be cleaned.
At the end of all faucets, whether in the kitchen or bathroom, is an aerator. Aerators add air to the water to help keep a functional stream flowing from the faucet. Aerators usually have multiple parts consisting of washers, bushings, housings, flow restrictors and screens. Minerals and sediment can build-up on the screen and other aerator components blocking water flow.
If you clean your faucet aerators, you can improve your water pressure and water flow. Follow these steps:
If any of your faucet aerator components are damaged, you can purchase aerators at your local hardware or home improvement store.
Enjoy a steady, strong stream of water at all of your faucets. If you aren’t comfortable with cleaning your aerator, contact a handyman.
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