Tips for Low Water Pressure

If you are experiencing low water pressure at your faucets, you may need to clean or replace the aerator.

What is an aerator? At its simplest level, an aerator is a piece of equipment that is used to add oxygen to water to help with conservation and money savings. In this instance, we will be discussing commercial aerators that can be environmentally and economically beneficial.

Installing an aerator in the home is very simple. Aerators are sold by flow rate (gallons per minute). For a home faucet, make sure you find the aerator with the lowest flow rate. The best aerator for most standard home faucets is 1.0-1.5 gallons per minute.

Buy an aerator that matches your faucet color and you are half way done. When you get home, locate the threads on your faucet, if you can’t see them, you may need to unscrew the existing faucet head. Once the threads are exposed, screw the new aerator into place.