This stuff in the faucet


enter image description hereAbout every week I notice a decline in water pressure at my kitchen sink. When I notice it i unscrew the faucet head and the screen is completely clogged with this gritty sand stuff.

Is this calcium? Is this dirt?

What do I need to do to fix this?

This issue is only a problem in the kitchen…there is some sediment in the other faucets and showers but i get this amount after a year or so.

Best Answer

Looks like mineral deposits. I'D just leave the aerator off for a few weeks, until the local builders stop messing with water pressure.