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.
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.