How to Clean a Faucet Aerator or Showerhead

Back in your granddad’s day, he’d get plenty dirty fixing the plumbing at the family homestead. But then he’d wash up good at the rain barrel using the soap your grandma made from ash and tallow.

Not everything about the old days was better.

Faucet aerators and modern showerheads both make cleaning up easier, but they do need a little TLC from time to time.

In today’s lesson…

  • Signs that your faucet aerator or showerhead needs cleaning or replacing
  • Cleaning your faucet aerator or showerhead
  • Evaluating potential hard water problems

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