Mineral Deposits in Aerators
Posted by kev on January 26, 2004 at 16:03:13:
I had an issue with the water flow decreasing in one of my faucets. When I took off the aerator there was a lot of white, chalky mineral type chunks. After I found this in one faucet I went to each of the other faucets and found the same issue. After rinsing the aerator and letting the water run for a while I re-installed the aerator and the water flow was back to normal. About a week later, it started to happen again and the mineral deposits were the cause again. Any idea what is causing this? I have replaced some copper pipe in one of my bathrooms, but I can't see how this would have anything to do with it. I drained my water heater and flushed all of the faucets/aerators, but the problem reappeared within a week or two.


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