How can i make my bathroom faucet have increased cold water coming out

my cold water only runs at a thin stream coming out of the faucet

  6 answers
  • Ken Ken on Feb 14, 2018
    There could be many different reasons for reduced water flow. Other faucets on the same floor flow okay? How about the hot water at that same faucet? What kind of pipes do you have? Have you turned the shut-off valve below the sink off and back on? This may be a job for a detective plumber. Didn't they have a TV show about one in the 70s?

    • Smm22185961 Smm22185961 on Feb 15, 2018
      yes the other faucets flow ok, except the hot water on the other sink in the master bath is slow. the hot water on the orginal sink I was inquiring about is fine. yes I have turned off the shut off valve and turned it back on. btw we recently had this bath room remodeled. I have the called the contractor who did the work. he is suppose to come out this week. thanks for your help.

  • William William on Feb 14, 2018
    Could be the shut off valve needs to be replaced. To check - turn off the cold water, unscrew the hose from the valve. Place a cloth under the valve and turn it on slowly and see how the water pressure is. Could also be a washer or cartridge on the cold water side.

  • Jlnatty Jlnatty on Feb 14, 2018

    Or you may just need to pay for repiping some or all of your house - gulp. Older homes experience mineral build-up in pipes in hard-water areas, especially if you're on well water, but any older home (50 plus years and older) will have this build up just due to time. Galvanized piping clogs up faster.

    • William William on Feb 14, 2018
      It's only the bathroom sink not the whole house. Apparently the hot water is fine.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Feb 14, 2018
    Take the screen out of the faucet and see if it has a lot of white stuff clogging it, it could be from mineral build up. Soak it in vinegar and scrub with a toothbrush.

  • Mnm6355057 Mnm6355057 on Feb 14, 2018
    You may have a clog

  • Amanda Amanda on Feb 14, 2018
    Hello. If it is just the cold water you may need to open the cold water valve up more. Check under the sink. You should have a hot water shut off valve and also a cold water shut off valve. Open the cold valve more. Good Luck!