Supplies and Tools:
Clear nail polish
Dish or hand soap
Emory cloth 100-Grit
Water from a sink faucet
Mrs. Han lived in a recently new complex in Fontana, California. The condominium complex was only four year old and she was surprised when she noticed black specks coming out of all the faucet in her home. Mrs. Han knew that the faucet aerator were compromised.
This post shows the sixteen steps to cleaning a faucet aerator.
According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, the faucet aerator (tap aerator) is often found at the tip of modern indoor water faucets. Without an aerator, water usually flows out of a faucet as one big stream. An aerator spreads this stream into many little droplets. This helps save water and reduce splashing.
Step 1: Fig.1 shows the chrome bathroom faucet. Fig.2 shows the faucet aerator needs to be cleaned or replaced.
|Fig.2 Faucet |
Channel Lock ® pliers
Step 3: Fig.4 shows the aerator is loose from the faucet.
Use you finger
|Fig.6 Needs replacing|
|Fig.7 Without aerator|
|Fig.9 Screen |
|Fig.11 Cleaning Body|
Step 12: Fig.14 shows Emory cloth 100-grit that will aid in removing the water scales.
Step 15: Fig.19 the faucet has not aerator and water is splashing all over the sink.
Step 16: Fig.20 shows the cleaned aerator has the proper stream of water into the sink. Now Mrs. Han has all her vanity sink cleaned but the tub is giving her trouble. Check out the tub post for how to handle this problem.
|Fig.18 New |
|Fig.20 Faucet with |
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