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I just moved into a new flat and I have a problem with the kitchen and bathroom faucets.

They are extremely splashy (if opened suddenly the water will spill out of the sink!) and whenever I clean the dishes, the kitchen easily becomes a watery mess. The bathroom faucet does not even have an aerator!

I'm no hydraulic expert so I took pictures of both the faucets.

Bathroom (nozzle size: approx. 32mm x 5mm): Bathroom Faucet 1 Bathroom Faucet 2

Kitchen (nozzle size: approx. 30mm x 8mm): Kitchen Faucet 1 Kitchen Faucet 2

Now, a few questions:

  1. Do you think I could solve the problem by just adding / replacing the aerators? If so, I have took a look on the internet but I have no idea of what kind and size of aerator I should buy since I did not find any "perfect" match. The "unregular" rectangular shape does not help either.
  2. How can I replace these aerators? Should I pull them? I haven't found anything to unscrew.

I hope I explained my problem in enough depth.

Thank you very much!

  • Hello, and welcome to Stack Exchange. Unfortunately, these are very unusual devices (they look like a "form rather than function" type of tradeoff), and they won't match anything even close to standard. You likely have to replace the whole units. – Daniel Griscom Oct 25 '18 at 21:00
  • The faucet with the aerator appears to have some type of rust or residue build-up. This may be cleared by submerging it in a bowl of CLR. CLR is a calcium -lime-rust remover. I would try to stack upside down pots in the sink stacked high enough to let the bowl cover the faucet end. The issue in the bathroom may be that the aerator got clogged and was removed by a previous tenant. – mikes Oct 25 '18 at 22:33
  • find the shutoff valves under the sink and partially close them – jsotola Oct 26 '18 at 6:22
  • Ok perfect. Thank you very much for all your suggestions! Daniel is right, it seems that "form rather than function" is what the landlord thought when installed these faucets. Thank you all again for your suggestions! – Giulio Oct 26 '18 at 10:22

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