Low Flow, Oh No!

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Low water pressure out of a kitchen or bathroom faucet is usually not a good sign. You think, "Uh-oh. Something's broken. Call the plumber." Before you panic, check one thing first. Unscrew the end of the faucet and clean out the aerator, the little screen that catches pebbles and sediment. This is something anyone can do, even if you're not too handy. You'd be surprised how often a clogged aerator is the culprit.

If you're looking for other ways to save on appliance repairs, check out Fix It Yourself for Less by Mort Schultz and Consumer Reports Books. I have had this book for years and it's saved me hundreds of dollars and many service calls.