It is a familiar story. The kitchen faucet confidence works fine until I decide to use the sprayer to clean the dishes or the sink itself. When you switch back to tap, you witness shakes, sharp noises, tremors and slowed water flow from the faucet. Most of the time, the culprit is the water pressure.

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Mechanical Kitchen Faucets

The operation of a combination faucet sprayer kitchen may seem a mystery to the common man, but are actually very simple. Inside the faucet is an inverter that switches between the sprayer and faucet. In addition, the faucet is equipped at its end with an aerator, which adds air to the water to avoid splashing. The aerator provides for a smoother flow of water. The spray, as it is intended to operate with the force large enough to clean dishes and sinks does not include an aerator.

Guide water pressure

The Uniform Plumbing Code puts maximum pressure of water in the homes of 80 pounds (36.29 kg) per square inch (6.46 cm ²). Excessive pressure can lead to failure of the faucet leaks and noisy or damaged (not just the pipes kitchen but throughout the house).
Pressure and noise

Since the spray has no aerator, water flows through it with full force. When the water is diverted back to the tap, a buildup of pressure occurs in the base. It is this pressure that creates noise and shudder. To minimize the problem, reduce the water pressure sprayer before changing to the faucet.

Aerator and flow

The aerator is intended to reduce the flow of water. When the water is diverted from the faucet spray naturally goes slower. However, if you find that the flow is too slow, the aerator may be clogged or dirty. The solution is simple. Remove the aerator by unscrewing the cap of the faucet. Brush it with a toothbrush to get rid of waste, then let sit in vinegar to remove mineral deposits.