Low water pressure from the faucet or water leaks from the handle are usually caused by lime buildup and sediment blocking the small openings inside the aerator. Clean the aerator using the following steps:
- By hand, carefully unscrew the aerator from the faucet turning counterclockwise. If it will not unscrew, wrap the jaws of your pliers with masking tape and loosen the aerator with the pliers. Continue by hand.
- Take aerator or spray head apart. Every one that is out there is different to deal with, and because of that, you may want to look at instructions for it before you do it.
- Use a small brush dipped in vinegar to remove sediment. You may have to scrub a little bit to get everything off.
- Reassemble the aerator and screw back on to the faucet. Let it run a little bit before you use it again.
It may take a little bit of time for you to figure out the parts, but as long as you take the time to learn how to do it, it can actually end up saving you time and money to learn how to do it yourself.
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