How To Correct Low Water Pressure From Your Faucet

Kitchen Faucets
Low water pressure coming from your kitchen faucet sprayer could mean that your aerator is clogged. Aerators are small devices on the end of your faucet that create a mixture of air and water, resulting in a smoother flow. Occasionally, buildup can occur in your aerator and may require gentle cleaning to restore performance.

The aerator will have to be removed to clean properly. Kitchen faucets may require an aerator key, which can be purchased from your local hardware store.

If the aerator seems free of debris, disconnect the sprayer from the hose of the faucet and check for blockage within the flow restrictor. The flow restrictor is located inside the top of the sprayer where the hose is connected. You will need to disconnect the hose to clean it.

Once you have removed the aerator from the faucet, soak it overnight in a 50/50 water and white vinegar solution. This will help to break up any calcium deposits that may have formed. After soaking, rinse the aerator with cool water and replace it.

 

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Bathroom Faucets
If you are experiencing low water pressure from your bathroom or lavatory faucet, it could mean that your aerator is clogged by debris or mineral buildup. Aerators are small devices on the end of your faucet that create a mixture of air and water, resulting in a smoother flow. Occasionally, buildup can occur in your aerator and may require gentle cleaning to restore performance.

In most cases, the aerator can be removed by unscrewing it from the spout. However, if you can’t remove it by hand, be sure to wrap the aerator in a soft cloth before using a wrench to free the piece. This will protect your faucet’s finish.

Once you have removed the aerator from the faucet, soak it overnight in a 50/50 water and white vinegar solution. This will help to break up any calcium deposits that may have formed. After soaking, rinse the aerator with cool water and screw it back onto the faucet.

For a visual of the process, check out our video of how to clean an aerator here.
If your bathroom faucet doesn’t have an aerator, please live chat us at www.signaturehardware.com or email us at support@signaturehardware.com for assistance

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