More in Plumbing

How to Clean a Faucet Aerator

This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shows how to go with the flow by replacing a plugged-up aerator

In this video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey cleans a plugged-up aerator to keep a bath faucet flowing.

Steps:
1. Unscrew the existing aerator from the faucet spout.
If it's too tight to remove by hand, use an adjustable wrench or pliers.
2 Cover the sink's drain hole with a rag, then turn on the water to flush out the faucet spout.
3 Carefully thread a new aerator onto the faucet spout; tighten it by hand only.

 
 

TV Listings

Find TV Listing for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.