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Water faucet trickle

Posted: March 9, 2017

If your water faucet has slowed to a trickle, you might think there’s a problem with the faucet itself, or with the water pressure behind it – and that may in fact be true.

But it could also be a simpler issue to fix: a clogged aerator.

Your aerator is the small fitting that screws into the bottom of your faucet. It’s there to mix water with air so an even flow of water comes out (without an aerator, water would splash out like a garden hose with no nozzle). The aerator contains small holes to let air in, but those holes can also collect mineral deposits and other sediments that will eventually block water flow.

How do you clear out a clogged aerator? Simple: just remove it from your faucet and soak it overnight in white vinegar. When you wake up, rinse it and re-install it.

If after cleaning your aerator you still have water flow problems – or any other plumbing issues – just contact us. From water heater installations and equipment sales to sewer line repair and more, our experts will find a solution to any plumbing challenge!

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