admin. sink & faucet. September 22nd , 2017.
Have you often been woken up by the sound of your leaky shower faucet? Have you grunted in disgust and shut down the water supply to stop the annoying sound? Then decided that you can learn how to repair it yourself and failed miserably at that too? Have you considered replacing it? Relax, it's not as Herculean a task as you thought in your mind just now. Well, a little maybe, but not terribly. If you don't believe it, read the steps below. They might change your mind.
Poor water supply pressure can also be the cause of this problem. In this case, you will notice the same problem in other fixtures as well. Also, same problems will be noticed by people residing in rest of the apartments/houses in your area. This can sometimes cause low water pressure in one outlet when other taps are turned on and proper pressure when only one outlet is on. This is because distribution of water further lowers the pressure. In this case, plumber will measure the incoming pressure and flow before your regulator, so as to make sure if that is the problem. Sometimes, elevation can also be the problem. The water storage tank which is supplying water to the sink must be at higher level so that the water flows by gravity. Most of the time, water pressure could get affected due to a damaged pipeline. Major plumbing problems, like blockage or leakage of pipeline, can be the cause of reduced pressure. If this is the case, the repairs can be expensive.
Always hire a plumber if the clogging is severe and cannot be solved by these methods. There is a possibility that there is some major plumbing work that needs to be undertaken for it, which is best done by a plumber.
These devices can be easily installed in taps to regulate the water consumption. The aerator mixes air with the water and distributes it evenly. Many devices distribute this water in a single stream through one hole. However nowadays, new and modified versions of them have many holes and water passes through them. If you have faucet installations which are more than a decade old, then you need an aerator for the same. These are ideally installed at the tip of faucets and reduce the flow of water considerably, almost to 2, 1.5, or even 1 gallon per minute. This is of course at normal pressure.
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