Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Cleaning Your Faucet Aerator

Don't wait until the water coming from your faucet is reduced to a trickle to clean your faucet aerator. By the time stubborn deposits have formed, you may need to throw it away. Cleaning it regularly will prevent such build-ups. When cleaning a faucet aerator, close the drain to prevent losing any parts. Unscrew the aerator from the spout and remove the parts that make up the aerator (just be sure to remember their order and placement for reassembly). For those especially hard-to-remove deposits, soak the pieces in white vinegar for a few minutes. Rinse all of the parts with water and scrub with a toothbrush, if necessary. Reassemble the faucet aerator, screw it back onto the spout, and enjoy the steady flow of water once again!

Faucet Aerators, along with other Kitchen Plumbing Specialties, can be found at www.supplyhouse.com.