Tips to clean Faucet’s Aerator

Is your bathroom faucet starting to look brown and have white stains? Or the water flow is lower than usual? It is time to clean your brass bathroom sink faucet. Corrosion and mineral build-ups are common in faucets and you can’t stop it. The problem might be your dirty aerator. All you can do is the regular cleaning of the faucets. Check out the effective methods to clean your bathroom faucets:




Cleaning of Aerator


If you are observing the low water pressure from your faucet from the last few days, there might be some problem with the aerator. An Aerator is a small part with several tiny holes attached to the nozzle. The primary function of the aerator is to aerate the flow to save water. Your brass bathroom faucet aerator might fill up with minerals and rust build-up. However, due to tiny holes, it is vulnerable to mineral and sediment deposits. Follow the below steps to clean the aerator:


Step 1. Remove the Aerator


Removing the aerator is a quite challenging process. Surround the aerator with your fingers and try to turn it. Rotate the aerator in the counter clockwise direction to loosen up. If it doesn’t work, grab a plastic tape and place it around the gripping surface. Now, take pliers and apply minimal pressure to loosen the aerator from your waterfall bathroom sink faucet, without damaging the material. If you can’t open it, try some other technique or you can call a plumber to do it for you.


Step 2. Flush it


After removing the aerator flush, it is under the tap running water. Let the water flow all over the part and turn it around so the minerals or debris can fall out from the tap of your bathroom vanity faucets.


Step 3. Soak the aerator in Vinegar


Take a small dish, add an equal amount of vinegar and water to make a solution. Place the aerator in the mixture and leave it for 60 minutes.


It is a great opportunity to flush the spout. Place a thick towel over the drain. Open the tap and let the water flow from the spout for 39 seconds to a maximum of a minute. Do not forget to place a pot under the tap while running the water. The rag will soak the debris and prevent it from falling into the drain, as it can lead to blockage.


Step 4. Rinse aerator again


Remove the aerator from the vinegar solution after 60 minutes. Grab an old toothbrush and start scrubbing the aerator gently under the running water. It will start looking clean and deposit-free in a few minutes.


Step 5. Replace the Aerator


Now, screw the aerator back into the nozzle and secure it till it’s snug. Turn on the tap and check the water flow of your black single-hole bathroom faucet.


If the deposits on the aerator of the widespread bathroom faucet are still the same, change the faucet. Sometimes, the minerals build won’t be removed no matter how hard you try.