Low Shower Water Pressure & How to Fix It

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Having low water pressure when showering can be a considerable inconvenience. If you’re looking for ways to increase your shower water pressure, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll discuss some common issues that can cause low water pressure in showers and how to troubleshoot and fix them.

 

Common Causes of Low Shower Water Pressure

There are several potential causes of low shower water pressure, here are some of the most common ones:

  • Clogged Showerhead: Minerals and sediment can build up in your showerhead over time, reducing water flow and pressure. This is particularly common in homes with hard water.
  • Clogged Pipes: If your pipes are clogged with debris, it will reduce the water pressure in your shower.
  • Closed Shutoff Valve: If the shutoff valve for your shower is partially closed, it will reduce the water pressure.
  • Leaky Faucet: If you have a leaky faucet, the water pressure in your shower will be lower.
  • Pressure-Reducing Valve: If your home has a pressure-reducing valve, it could be set too low, reducing the water pressure in your shower.

 

How to Increase Shower Water Pressure

If you’re looking to increase your shower water pressure, here are some tips that may help:

  • Clean Your Showerhead: Clean your showerhead with vinegar and water to remove built-up sediment or minerals.
  • Check Your Pipes: Check your pipes for clogs or blockages that could reduce water pressure.
  • Open Shutoff Valve: Make sure the shutoff valve for your shower is fully open.
  • Repair Leaky Faucet: Fix any leaky faucets in your home to prevent water from draining away.
  • Adjust Pressure-Reducing Valve: If your home has a pressure-reducing valve, ensure it’s set to the correct pressure.

 

If none of these tips work, it may be time to call in a professional. The Drucks Plumbing & Heating Co. team can help diagnose the issue and provide expert advice on increasing your shower water pressure. We offer a wide range of plumbing services so you can be sure your shower pressure will return to normal in no time.

Drucks Plumbing & Heating Co. has the experience needed to diagnose the issue and provide a prompt solution. Call today!