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Dec 02, 2023

How to Increase Your Shower Water Pressure

The frustration of a barely-dripping showerhead can turn a rejuvenating shower into a source of annoyance. Low water pressure in showerheads can be attributed to various factors, ranging from simple buildup and blockages to more complex issues.

In this brief guide brought to you by Rooter Man Plumbing, we will explore the common reasons behind low water pressure and provide practical solutions to help you enhance your shower experience. If you’d like to hire a local plumber, call Rooter Man Plumbing at any time of the day.

Identifying the Problem

Before diving into solutions, it's crucial to identify the root cause of low water pressure in your shower. Some key factors to consider include mineral buildup, clogged aerators, water supply issues, and pipe corrosion.

Over time, minerals such as calcium and magnesium can accumulate in the showerhead. This buildup restricts the passage of water and lowers the overall pressure. The aerator, a small device within the showerhead, can also become clogged with debris or sediment.

Weak water pressure can also be due to deeper problems further from our control. Check with your water provider to ensure there are no systemic problems. Also inspect visible pipes for signs of corrosion or leaks, and address damages promptly. Corroded or leaking pipes can significantly impact water pressure.

Some Practical Solutions to Restoring Water Pressure

There’s no need to panic about low water pressure from the shower head. Many root causes of this frustrating issue can be addressed with household ingredients and supplies. First, remove your showerhead and give it a good cleaning.

Inspect the aerator for clogs or debris. Remove it and clean it thoroughly using a brush or by soaking it in vinegar. This simple maintenance step can significantly improve water flow. If the water pressure is still weak, then clean the showerhead altogether.

Soak the showerhead in a solution of equal parts water and vinegar to help dissolve mineral buildup. Use a small brush or toothpick to dislodge any stubborn deposits. After cleaning, reattach the showerhead and run water to flush out any remaining residue.

For Problems Out-Of-Reach

If these tips didn’t help, then contact your water provider to inquire about the water pressure in your area. If low pressure is a widespread issue, they may be able to address it on a larger scale. If the problem is isolated to your home, consult with a professional plumber to identify and rectify any plumbing issues.

When to Call a Plumber

If there is weak water pressure in multiple plumbing fixtures or the low water pressure is accompanied by signs of a hidden water leak, then there may be an underlying issue with the plumbing system. Make sure to hire an experienced plumber who can accurately diagnose then resolve the issue.

To hire a trained plumber, call Rooter Man Plumbing. We are proud to offer reliable and affordable plumbing service in the area. Our plumbers have the tools and parts to handle most bathroom plumbing issues fixed the first time around. Call Rooter Man to speak with a live member of our team today.


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