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Maintain the foamers of faucets

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Necessary tools:

A bowl or a glass.
Water and white vinegar.
A used sponge or toothbrush.
And if necessary a new seal, a wrench or a pliers manifold.

The aerator is an important part of the faucet because it distributes the pressure of the water jet. But the small sieve it contains can be scaled, which results in the occlusion of part of its mesh. The quality of the flow is then altered and small related jets can develop.

Regular maintenance of the aerator is therefore strongly recommended, especially if your water is limestone.

Step 1: Remove the foamer.

To disassemble it, simply unscrew it. Normally you do not need tools to operate but if the foamer is resistant do not hesitate to help you with a wrench or pliers to unscrew it.

Once the foamer unscrewed remove it from its ring and remove the seal at the same time. Clean everything quickly with a damp sponge. If the seal is damaged, change it.

Maintain the foamers of faucets: vinegar

Maintain the foamers of faucets: vinegar

Step 2: The vinegar bath.

Immerse the whipped lather in a container of white vinegar and let it soak for half an hour.

Maintain the foamers of faucets: vinegar

Then remove the frother from the vinegar and rinse with clean water. If a residue of tartar is still struggling to remove, sponge or brush in water with a used toothbrush.

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