It’s the strangest thing—you have a strong water flow to one sink in your master bath, but water from the other faucet runs at a mere trickle. Obviously, you have water to the bathroom, so what’s going on? You might have some mineral calcification built up in the line.
You can call a plumber for help, but if you have the right kind of plumbing under the sink, you might discover that this is a pretty easy fix. Read on to learn how to clean out a water line.
- Turn off the water under the sink. When you look under the sink, you will see two shut-off valves; turn both of them off. You don’t want to create a spraying fountain under there when you start loosening things.
- Climb under the sink and use channel-lock pliers to disconnect the lead line from the faucet.
- Hold the loose end of the lead line over a bucket. Using the shut-off valve under the sink, turn on the water flow slightly. If no water flows from the lead line, odds are you have something blocking the line.
- Use the channel-locks to disconnect the lead line from the water pipe.
- Clean debris and obstructions from both ends of the lead line and hose fittings. Clean any mineral deposits from the faucet fittings.
- Re-connect the lead line to the water pipe and faucet fittings. Turn on the water under the sink. Check your connections for leaks. Test the water flow at the faucet.