2. The Aerator

Before disassembly, remove the aerator in the spigot. If you can't do so by hand, it may have caked-on dirt and grime. Dip one of your rags in white vinegar and secure it around the spigot with a rubber band for about an hour. Use the rag as a buffer to the wrench to unscrew the cap and take out the aerator. If it's dirty, you can drop it in some white vinegar, or you can just replace it.

Two Isolated faucet aerators for saving water. manfredxy / Getty Images

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