Here are a few ways to improve the water pressure in your sink

It is not very encouraging when we go to the sink and find that the water is barely dribbling out. This can make doing the dishes even more challenging and handwashing can become compromised. There are many different causes for a weak stream coming from the sink, and here we are going to reveal a few fixes that you may want to try before calling the plumber.

1. Check for leaks

One of the most common reasons for a reduced flow of water is a leak in the pipes. This is because some of the water is being routed away from the sink, resulting in an overall decrease in pressure. This kind of diagnosis is actually quite simple. Just open the cabinet underneath the sink and follow along the pipes with a flashlight. If there are any water leaks, the problem should be obvious.

2. Check the other sinks in your home

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It is also quite common that multiple sinks in the home share a common water source. If there is any problem in that source, there should also be a weak stream of water coming from the other sinks. Fixing this kind of problem, however, can be a bit complicated. But if you looking to avoid calling the plumber for the time being, all you have to do is make sure only one sink is being used at a time.

3. Pay attention to the water temperature

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For this diagnosis, make sure the sink’s temperature control is left in the “hot” position. Now run the water for a minute or two and check to see if it is heating up normally. If you notice that cold water continues to flow, then you most likely have a problem with the water heater. This problem can be complicated, but it could just be a question of the water heater simply being turned off. Definitely check before you spend money on a plumber coming to your house.

4. Look for evidence of a clog

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A blockage can easily be the culprit when your sink isn’t operating properly. This is a common problem due to the fact that sediment is always slowly building up inside the pipes. There is also the threat of limestone and other types of debris. Depending on the location of the clog, the solution may be is as simple as placing a bowl under the sink, unscrewing the pipe, and cleaning out the debris. However, if the clog is not located in a section of pipe that can easily be accessed and products aren’t helping, it may still be necessary to call a professional.

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