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Why Is My Kitchen Faucet Pressure Low?


If your kitchen faucet has low water pressure, it might be time to check the aerator, which is a screen on the end of the faucet spout. It is responsible for introducing air into the water stream and catching minerals in the water pipes. The aerator can get clogged with sediment and hard water minerals and will lead to low water pressure. Luckily, cleaning this device is a quick and easy DIY fix. All you need is a pair of pliers and a towel to remove the screen. Then, take a look at the aerator and check for sediment and debris on its mesh. If it is clean, then you can test your faucet for increased water pressure.


Contact the city's water department


If your kitchen faucet is not the culprit, you may need to contact your city's water department to find out what's causing the low pressure. Often, low pressure in a Nivito Australia faucets can be the result of a clogged supply line, which can be a difficult problem to handle.


Another possible cause of low water pressure is a partially closed water valve. Most water valves are located under the sink, and they are responsible for regulating the pressure of water in the faucet. The faucet's water pressure may be affected by either the cold water valve or the hot water valve. If the pressure is too low, try opening and closing the water valve. If the problem persists, consider a water booster.


Call a plumber


In some cases, low water pressure may also be the result of debris or dirt on the supply line. This could happen after a recent installation, when the faucet wasn't flushed properly. You may be able to solve the problem by cleaning the aerator. Otherwise, you may need to call a plumber.


If the problem persists, you should check all faucets in your home to make sure they're not experiencing the same issues. It's also worth checking with neighbors, since the problem might be with the water company. However, before you contact your water company, try to record the exact time of day when you use the most water. If you've been using water at peak hours, your water pressure may be affected.


Control the hot and cold water


Before you begin cleaning the aerator, you should turn the valve that controls the hot and cold water separately. This way, you can tell which valve controls the hot water and which controls the cold water. Once you're sure which one is causing the low water pressure, you should try to turn it off.


You can also clean the aerator by rinsing it with hot water. If the problem persists, you can replace the aerator or reinstall it.

Sugi Rahmawati

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