How To Unclog A Bathroom Faucet

Last Updated on November 30, 2019 by Terry Ohara

Clogging may not be a problem, but when it happens too often it can get very annoying, and it is a thing that can happen even to the top faucets for your bathroom. This problem may occur from some different reasons and today I’m going to list the most frequent reasons and how you can solve them in no time with no need for some specialty tools, or for calling your plumber, and getting overcharged for a task that you can solve in just a few minutes. A clogged faucet is annoying and it results in low water pressure, and why suffer with it when you can resolve it in a couple of minutes.

First off you when you notice that your faucet sink has low water pressure you have to check if it is a reoccurring thing in your whole house or is it just in that particular faucet. I would recommend doing a quick check at all the faucets in your house, just test out the pressure of them, and if the low water pressure is present in the other facets as well, you may have bigger problems than just the faucets. However, this may also be the case that your faucet may have some sort of sediment blockage and even a professional will recommend you check your aerator first, so let’s get on with it.

The aerator is the little filter that is located at the end of the spout, from where the water comes out, and frequently it catches some debris and sediment, and that also means that it has also done its job pretty good. However, if you forget it for a long time, debris and sediment will start building up at that filter or screen and will decrease the pressure of your water flow, or even block it out completely. To resolve this issue quickly you can simply unscrew the part where the screen is attached and clean it out, and after clearing out the test if the water pressure is back to normal.

After doing this process if you still have low water pressure in that particular faucet you should check for clogging elsewhere, and there are some options left that you can even explore them yourself. First off, turn off the water from the main water supply line, and then unscrew the flexible water supply line or lines that are usually connected to the faucet and are braided with either grey or white color, then point the lines to a bucket and turn the water on but slowly. If the water pressure coming from the lines is good, then the blockage is in the faucet, if not then it is a problem at the pipes leading to the faucet.

This either means that the faucet cartridge is blocked or gone, so you have to either clean it up or replace it totally, and you can do it easily without the need of a professional.

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