The water pressure in my house was fine until about 6 weeks ago. Then
I noticed a significant drop of the water pressure from my kitchen
faucet. Now I did not call anybody about it. But about 2 weeks later
the city announced it was going to shut the water off on my block for
a big chunk of the day to fix some issue with the mains. When they
turned it back on the pressure seem to be better but no where near
where it was. I also can see the pressure change slighty as it comes
out of the faucet. The pressure in the other faucets do not really
seem to be decreased. I have a new baby and really need full pressure
in my kitchen faucet. I was wondering if this sounds like a problem
with the citys mains or a problem with pipes in my house. I am hoping
I have good luck for once and hope it is the city's problem. Any
suggestions or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Oh and in case it helps, the water meter is unde the kitchen sink and
the (main?) shutoff valve is there and it is wide open.
It is likely a problem with your faucet not the incoming pressure. If
it was the main all the faucets would have a problem.
At the outlet of the kitchen faucet you should see a part that is
screwed on. Carefully remove it. Remember you are looking at it upside-down
so it will seem to be screwed on the opposite way (does that make sense?)
You should find a screen that is clogged, clean it, look at the rest of the
part and passages. They also may be blocked by what may look like sand.
Clean them out as well. Put it all back together.
Note: As you take it apart make careful note of the order and direction
the various parts came out as you will want to put them back in the same
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