How to Restore the Pressure to My Supply Valve in My Kitchen Sink

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Supply valves keep water coming to your kitchen faucet and sink, and may rust out occasionally. Replace and repower your supply with help from a professionally licensed contractor in this free video.

Part of the Video Series: Plumbing Advice: Bathroom & Kitchen
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Hi, my name is Chris Wade, and I'm a contract in the city of Los Angeles. Today, I'm going to show you how to restore the pressure in a supply valve in a kitchen sink. Underneath your kitchen sink you're going to find two of these. These are what are called angle stops. These are the valve that turns the water on and off to your kitchen faucet. A lot of times the water coming in, there will be sediment there will be rust that will get caught up inside of here and it will actually create a blockage which will give you low pressure into your kitchen sink. The best thing you can do, actually there is a couple things you can do. You can go to the main and turn off your water completely and you need to undo this thing with just a basic wrench and unscrew it and it comes right off and what you want to do is you want to open up the valve and you just want to check and look for any type of blockage or damage or any thing of that sort and quite honestly these things are like between $5 and $7, very inexpensive to replace. And as long as you've got it off, you've got your water off, you know, just go down to your plumbing supply house, your local hardware store or your local home center and just pick up a couple more. There's a hot and there's a cold and the best thing you can do is just replace these things and this should take care of your low pressure problem to your kitchen faucet. If you find that after replacing these things, you're still getting a low pressure, that would be the best time to get a licensed plumber to come out and do a real troubleshooting scenario so he can find out what exactly the problem is. So, as far as dealing with these that is the best way to deal with it and to check it out, make sure there's no damage, corrosion or blockage in it and that should take care of that problem for these things.


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