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How a Faucet Aerator Works | Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing

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There are many different parts of your plumbing system that help it function properly. Some are big and some are small, but they all have a purpose. Have you ever wondered how those little mesh screens attached to the ends of faucets work? They are called aerators and do much more than make your water flow nicely. This blog will tell you everything you need to know about faucet aerators to help you understand how important they are.

How Do They Work?

Faucet aerators are a device that attach to the end of your faucet and work by mixing air with water droplets to create a mist-like effect. Most often, they are installed in kitchen sinks and bathrooms. Not only does this device provide a nice stream of water, but it also provides numerous other benefits.

This small device can help reduce your water bill. The reason is that less water is being used, and the flow is evenly distributed. In fact, it has been estimated that you can save up to 2,000 gallons of water per year! It will also improve the water pressure in your home, decreasing the risk of dirt and debris building up in your pipes. This inevitably reduces the risk of clogs forming within your pipes and causing a potential leak or burst pipe.

Additionally, it helps reduce the amount of splashing when you turn on the faucet. This happens because the device breaks up the stream of water into smaller droplets, which makes it less likely to make a mess when it hits the sink.

Where to Find One

Fortunately, they’re widely available and relatively inexpensive. You can find faucet aerators at most hardware stores, home improvement stores, and online retailers.

Pay attention to the size and flow rate when shopping for your faucet aerator. Standard faucets typically fit a 15/16-inch thread and have 2 gallons per minute flow rate. They also come in different styles and finishes, making it easy to match the aesthetic of your kitchen or bathroom.

Ask The Professionals!

At Brownie's Septic and Plumbing, LLC, no plumbing improvement is too big or too small! Our plumbing experts are equipped with the knowledge to know what plumbing improvements are best for your home. For more information about plumbing devices, give us a call! (407) 890-0116

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