When sinks deliver low water pressure or “spray”, homeowners like to blame faulty plumbing. A more likely culprit, however, is a neglected faucet aerator. Built-up dirt and sediment eventually slow down water delivery on most faucet types.
In this 1-minute-40-second video, DIY expert Ron Hazelton demonstrates how to properly clean an aerated faucet, restoring pressure and water flow to the sinks in your home.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9Du7vEA4oM&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]
The steps are basic:
- Close the drain so you don’t lose parts down the pipes
- Unscrew the aerator with your hands
- Disassemble and clean the parts
- Reassemble the parts
- Screw the aerator back on the faucet
Sometimes, weak water pressure isn’t a plumbing issue, but a cleanliness one instead. Clean your aerators as part of your annual Spring Cleaning rites.
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