One portion of our installation process is installing bathroom and kitchen faucet aerators for our customers. Many people are unaware of what an aerator is, or what it does, because most faucets come with aerators already installed, and they look like a part of the faucet.

Q: What is an aerator? What does it even do?
A: An aerator is a small piece that screws onto the faucet. It’s made with a small aeration device inside that mixes water with air, while still maintaining the same water pressure. Because of the water and air combination, less water is being used.

Installing low-flow aerators onto your faucets at home can save thousands of gallons of water per year! We aim to provide our customers with products that are simple to use, but are still effective. Aerators are a perfect way to save water; they are easy to install and don’t require much upkeep.

How to Install Your High-Efficiency Faucet Aerators:

  1. Most faucets will already have some type of aerator on them. So, the first step is to remove your old aerator. This might take some upper body strength (and/or a wrench).
    1. The next step is to screw in the new aerator. It is best to hand-tighten, but a wrench may be required.
      Pro tip: wrap a towel around the aerator, then use your wrench over the towel, so the aerator doesn’t get scratched by the wrench.
  2. Turn on the faucet with the new aerator installed. Make sure that there’s only water coming out of the aerator, not leaking out of the top where the aerator screws into the faucet.

How to Clean Your High-Efficiency Faucet Aerators:

Aerators act as filters for your water as well as water-saving devices. This can cause sediment to gather inside of the aerator. If you’re noticing the flow of your water has changed, it might be because the interior of the aerator is dirty.

  1. Remove your aerator, take a look at the inside portion of it.
  2. If it’s dirty, clean it with a small brush and hot water to remove the sediment.
  3. Reinstall the aerator, and it will be good as new! Simple as that.