If the water in your kitchen or bathroom sink is low, it could be due to low pressure. Water lines can experience pressure problems if they clog up with sediments, such as lime and calcium. Low pressure can also develop when a leak forms in the line. The two tips below can help you solve your sink's problem.
1. Check the Faucet
In order for water to flow freely through your water lines, the sink's faucet should be free and clear of sediments. The spout attached to your faucet contains a small mesh screen (aerator) that should catch most of the debris before it passes through to your glass or cup. The aerator also controls the pressure inside your faucet, which prevents water from shooting out of your spouts. But if the aerator clogs up with sediments, it can slow down or stop the flow of water through it.
You can see if sediments clogged up the aerator with the tips below.
- Unscrew the tip from the faucet's waterspout.
- Hold the tip upside down and gently shake it. The aerator screen should fall into the palm of your hand.
- Place the tip on a paper towel, then inspect the aerator for clogs.
- Soak it in white household vinegar. The soaking time may vary, so check the screen regularly to see if it's clear.
- Replace the aerator, then turn on your faucet.
If water comes out of the newly cleaned aerator, you solved the problem. If water doesn't come out of the faucet, call a plumber.
2. Obtain Professional Help
A plumber will generally check the water lines attached to your sink for holes, tears, and leaks. Damaged lines will prevent water from reaching your sink. The water traveling through the line may even leak into the wall or flooring supporting your sink. The leaking water can cause significant damage to your bathroom or kitchen, including rotting and molding wood.
A plumber can test the lines to see how much pressure they contain. If the lines' pressure is low, a contractor will replace them with new lines. If the lines don't have any pressure problems, a plumber will need to check your home's plumbing system for hidden leaks. There may be a leak in the plumbing lines traveling down the center of your home.
For more details about the lack of water in your sink, contact a plumbing services professional for an appointment today.