But you do not have to put up with an ugly, splashing stream at all. With these tips for cleaning, your aerator will be back to working as it was on the first day in no time at all.
Make the cleaning of your aerators a regular ritual. The less lime is already present, the easier it is to remove. How do you remove your aerator? Find out
A few words regarding the cleaning: you best use a soft brush and citric acid, which dissolves lime particularly well. If you use a spray cleaner, spray it on your cleaning cloth instead of directly on the aerator: if the spray mist penetrates into openings and gaps in the fittings, it may cause damage there.
Using cleaners containing hydrochloric acid, acetic acid, formic acid, or chlorine bleach is best avoided, as these can damage your aerator and fittings. Cleaners containing phosphoric acid are not recommended.
Here are some more tips:
Aerators do more for us than we may realize – they produce a soft, splash-free stream for comfortable use and help save on water and energy costs. In return, they deserve a few minutes of care every few weeks. As you can see, it does not take witchcraft to do it.