Low water pressure in a kitchen faucet can be caused by several different factors. Refer to the following steps to determine the cause of low water pressure.
Supply Hose Restrictions
Check to ensure the hot or cold supply hoses are not kinked underneath the sink. A kink in the hose can restrict the amount of water being supplied to the faucet.
Mineral Build Up
Mineral build up from water can cause restrictions within a faucet.
- If the faucet has a pull-out sprayhead, remove the sprayhead from the pull-out hose by turning it counterclockwise, ensuring to hold on to the hose so it does not fall back through the faucet.
- Point the pull-out hose down into the sink and turn on the water. If there is a good flow of water coming out of the hose with the sprayhead removed, the sprayhead has significant mineral build up. Soaking the sprayhead in a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and warm water may help break down the build up.