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Loss of Pressure

Q: My husband fixed a leak on my kitchen faucet and as a result, I lost half of my water pressure. He says there is nothing restricting the flow, and that he is ultimately not responsible for this, directly or indirectly.

It is a single handled Blanco faucet and the head of the faucet is attached to a hose which can be pulled out.

A: First, make sure that the shut-off valve under the sink is all the way on.

If it is, and your water pressure is not normal, then it is very likely that you have some foreign material restricting the flow somewhere within your faucet.

The apparatus used to restrict water in the new low-flow faucets also creates several more sections within the faucet to catch grit and sediment, compared with older faucets with just one screw-off screen. Have your husband carefully take the whole faucet apart and check each area for sediment. When he puts it back together, it will probably work fine.

If not, then it’s time to call a professional plumber.

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Good luck!

Herb Alexander

H.T. Alexander Plumbing

Citrus Heights, CA

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