If your faucet’s water pressure has been slowly falling there may be a simple fix. Did you know you have to clean the aerator? I can hear some of you now, what is she talking about?
Thankfully this is very easy to fix and typically the only tools required are an old toothbrush and white vinegar. Dry your hands and the faucet to ensure a good grip, and unscrew the aerator’s housing. Yes, lefty loosey, righty tighty applies here.
If it is too tight to be unscrewed by hand, try using a rubber glove to improve your grip. If it’s still too tight, you may need a pair of channel lock or tongue and groove pliers. (These are the ones whose jaws open up to the size you need). Before using the pliers, place a large rubberband around the outside of the aerator’s housing to protect the metal. You don’t have to wrap it, just loop it around and hold it in place while you adjust the grip of the pliers. Only use the pliers to loosen the piece; finish unscrewing it by hand.
Disassemble the unit, place the aerator in a small dish of white vinegar and scrub gently with an old toothbrush to remove any mineral buildup. Sometimes the aerator is nothing more than a tiny screen that has seen better days. Replacements can be found in the hardware department.
Reassemble the pieces, and screw the unit back onto the faucet and you’re good to go.