Faucet water pressure is one of the most common issues that everyone faces when it comes to plumbing problems in the home. Luckily, there is a simple way to repair this problem, and we are here to help walk you through the steps.
Reach out to Superior Plumbing Services at (714) 559-3933 if you are having problems troubleshooting this common issue.
Helping You Find the Problem
A common issue that our plumbers in Orange address is low water volume at a faucet (sometimes perceived as low pressure). If volume is consistently low with either or both of the hot or cold valves open, the cause is usually the aerator. If debris has traveled through the water system to your faucet, it will be trapped in the screens of the aerator and slow the flow of water coming out of the spout. The aerator is the fitting that is screwed on the end of your faucet’s spout.
Make sure your sink’s drain is plugged or blocked to prevent any pieces from being lost.
To check if this is your low volume problem, unscrew the aerator using a small towel (standing over the faucet looking down, turn clockwise). If it’s too tight to turn, you can try using a pair of pliers, but this might affect the finish on the piece.
Check to make sure all pieces have been removed from your aerator.
Turn water on slowly. The aerator slows water flow, so if you turn the handle too much and the issue was the aerator, it will blow water everywhere and make a mess. If the flow is better, then you’ve found your problem.
Re-attach your aerator or get a new one (depending on your evaluation of the problem). It’s usually worth it to just replace your old aerator with a new one. Sometimes they fall apart or are damaged and not worth saving.
Providing Troubleshooting Assistance for Over 30 Years
Experienced technicians know how much mechanical force can be exerted on fixtures and fittings prior to breakage. If at any point you feel uncomfortable or are not sure of what to do next, feel free to stop and contact us so no irreversible damage is created. Our phone lines are always open so free phone advice from superior Orange plumbers is never out of reach.
If you are still experiencing problems with your faucet’s water pressure level, feel free to contact us at (714) 559-3933.