Sink Faucet Has Low Flow

June 01, 2011

Q. Lynn Asked - My sink faucet in our Master Bathroom does not have a very good flow, not like our other bathroom. Is this a major problem?

A. Maybe not. first try taking off the Aerator which is at the tip of the faucet. This has a screen, and it usually gets clogged up with some of the sediment that is in our water. Be careful taking it off. Use pliers - but put a cloth around the Aerator so you don't scratch it.

Also check the water valve under the sink and see if it is on all the way. If that's not it, then it could be a bad cartridge in the handle and ultimately it could be the water supply valve itself.