Low or no flow from your faucet

Low or no flow from your faucet

Submitted by David Heffner of Heffner Plumbing in Indianapolis

If you are experiencing low or no flow from your faucet, the aerator at the end of the faucet spout may be plugged with debris or lime deposits from hard water. Below are some do-it-yourself suggestions:

  • Remove the aerator, clean out the debris and reinstall the aerator.
  • If the aerator is old, it may simply need to be replaced. Take this with you to your local hardware store to match it up. Aerators do come in different sizes.
  • Lime deposits can be dissolved by either removing the aerator and letting it soak in white vinegar overnight, or filling a baggy with white vinegar and then attaching this to the end of the faucet spout with a rubber band.


David Heffner is a licensed plumbing contractor in the state of Indiana and is bonded and insured. Heffner Plumbing is a highly rated company with Angie’s List and has received the Super Service Award every year since 2004. Heffner received the 2009 Contractor of the Year Award by the Greater Indianapolis Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (GIPHCC).

As of Jan. 20, 2012, this service provider was highly rated on Angie’s List. Ratings are subject to change based on consumer feedback, so check AngiesList.com for the most up-to-date reviews. The views expressed by this author do not necessarily reflect those of Angie’s List.


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