After struggling for months to make my plumbing system work properly, I started realizing that part of the problem might be the supplies I was using. I began working hard to make sure that things were right, and it became clear to me that I needed to invest in different equipment. It was really incredible to see how much of a difference a few of the right plumbing supplies made, and I was able to get things fixed up. This blog is all about finding great plumbing supplies to make your home better than ever. After all, you never know what you will need to fix.
Most faucets include aerators. Aerators mix air with outpouring water and reduce any spattering and splashing. In addition to that, aerators save on water consumption, decrease tap noise, offer improved water pressure, increase filtration and reduce overall water use. If you do not have a faucet aerator yet, installing one is very easy to do, and you will never look back. Either you or your plumbing company can complete the steps below.
Turning off your water is the first thing you need to do. Turning it off will prevent a nasty mess you might make. Shut off the valve under your sink but before that, fetch a small bucket of water that you will use to rinse the faucet.
If you already had an aerator and you want to replace it, you will need to unscrew the old one out. You can try unscrewing it with your hands, but if it proves to be impossible, you could use a wrench. While using a wrench, you must be careful not to hurt the faucet. Use a towel between the faucet and the toll to make unscrewing easy on the faucet. Take out the aerator but look carefully how it was assembled as you uninstall it.
Rinse the Reusable Parts
If you intend to reuse your aerator, you need to clean it and rinse out any debris from the screen. You may also rinse any other parts you feel are necessary. If you intend to use a new aerator, ensure you have all the parts you will need right there with you.
Once everything is clean and ready, it is time to install the new aerator. If you bought a new aerator, it should have a washer, but if not, you can use the old one. The washer is the rubbery o-ring, and in some cases, it might not even be necessary. If for instance you install it and notice that the faucet is leaking, chances are it does need the washer.
Make Sure it is Tight
Screw back the nozzle and ensure that it is tight enough. You can test tightness by checking whether the faucet is leaking. If it does, tighten it some more, but be sure not to over tighten it or you risk damaging the faucet together with the aerator.
Once the installation is done, you can use your faucet with an aerator and save yourself a lot. Aerators are not hard to install at all and if you feel the need, you can install them for all the faucets in your home. For more information, contact companies like Silverdale Plumbing & Heating Inc.