VIDEO : How To Clean A Faucet Aerator
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.
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.