How you can adjust a faucet to fix your water pressure
A faucet having a low water pressure is a major problem, it takes too much time for the water to run. Low and high water pressure can be very dangerous to your house. But fortunately, we have quick remedies to resolve these kinds of problems without calling the plumber. Here you can learn how to adjust faucet water pressure.
How to adjust faucet water pressure
First we have to find out if the pressure level is low. There could be a possibility your faucet aerator is clogged or damaged. An aerator is a process which the air is circulated through, mixed with, or dissolved in a liquid. High-pressure could mean your faucet may not be fitted with an aerator.
All the sinks must contain two valves on the water lines one for hot water and another for cold water. The valves are located under your sink. If you have to repair the valves, you should first close the valves.
Remove the aerator if the pressure is too low. This is the only way to solve low-pressure water but this method is not that easy. Try to remove the aerator with a pair of pliers, first grip the aerator with the pliers and twist but keep in mind don’t scratch the metal.
If pliers are not working to remove the aerators, try use vinegar as an alternative, tie the vinegar liquid to the faucet and leave it for few hours. Then remove the vinegar from the faucet, then the aerator will remove easily.
If vinegar also doesn’t work then spray with WD-40, then try the pliers again to take it off the aerator.
After removing the aerator, soak it in vinegar again because it may contain a lot of corroded parts, if you soak it in a vinegar, it may go. Then fix the aerator to the faucet and check the water pressure level.
If water pressure level is too high, it could mean your faucet doesn’t have an aerator and the speed of the water is also too high. Just look at the end of the faucet, if you can see the fine wire mesh, you have an aerator.
If you look at the side of the aerator, you can see printed letters – gallons or liters per minute. In America, most new faucets have 2.2 gallons per minute aerator. If you want low water pressure in house, buy a lower flow aerator. But always remember to check the flow level of the aerator first.
In your house, always check the level of your water pressure, low or high pressure could be dangerous to your faucet. If you are really unsure then you should call your plumber.