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Low water pressure

Low water pressure at a faucet can be as simple as a clogged aerator. The aerator is the thing on the end of the faucet spout that has a screen in it to split the stream of water coming out of the faucet into several small streams allowing air to mix with the water to create a more uniform stream. Inside the aerator there is also a device called a flow restrictor that has tiny holes designed to limit the flow to 1.5 gallons per minute. These tiny holes can become clogged with calcium. Ben Franklin plumbers can remove and clean this device or simply replace it. Another cause of low water pressure can be a thing called the diverter. The diverter is usually located inside the faucet. It’s designed to divert water from the spout to the sprayer when you push the button on the sprayer. The diverter also has tiny holes that can become clogged. Ben Franklin plumbers can also replace this diverter. If neither of these is the problem then the supply lines to your faucet or the shut off valves under the sink could be clogged as well. Ben Franklin plumbers have the expertise and the tools to quickly diagnose and fix your problem.