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October 26,2022

Ways to Increase Water Pressure in Your Shower

Sometimes problems with shower water pressure are easy to fix. But there are other times when you must have a licensed plumber fix the problem. Running low water pressure can be a hassle, but our plumbing experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing have tips on increasing water pressure in showers.

Water pressure can have a major impact on the quality of your shower, including the water temperature and the amount of time it takes for hot water to reach your showerhead.

Why Is the Water Pressure Low In the Shower?

There could be several reasons for low water pressure. When you notice low water pressure in your shower, you first check how much water is being used in other areas of your home. Your appliances and faucets can use all available hot water before it reaches your shower head. If no hot water is left for showers, expect low pressures.

How To Increase Water Pressure In Your Shower?

Water pressure is important because it helps you to get the best shower experience. When the water pressure is strong, it gives you a better experience. You can use high-pressure shower heads and other accessories that can help you increase the water pressure in your shower.

Showerhead

If your showerhead is not properly installed or it has any holes or cracks, it will lead to low water pressure in your shower. You need to replace it with a new one immediately as it will save you lots of trouble in future.

Faulty Pipes

If you have old pipes in your home, they may be worn out and rusty. This can cause low water pressure in your shower. The best way to fix this problem is by calling a trusted plumber who will replace all the old pipes with new ones.

Flow Restrictor

A flow restrictor is a small piece of metal that restricts the flow of water through the pipe so that there is no wastage of water while taking a shower or using other appliances like a washing machine etc., However, this does not allow enough pressure for taking a proper shower, hence causing low pressure in the shower. You can easily remove these flow restrictors from your pipes by unscrewing them and then reinstalling them once again after replacing them with new ones.

Check for Kinks

Check your shower head and pipes for kinks or bends that may restrict water flow. Remove any kinks or bends in the pipe, as they will cause low water pressure in your shower.

Check the Valve

If you have a combination hot-water valve, ensure it is on "hot" and not "cold." If you have a separate cold-water valve, turn it off when using hot water.

Check for Leaks

Check for leaks around the faucets, shower heads, and pipes. These leaks can lead to low water pressure in your shower. Ensure all hoses are clamped tightly to prevent leaks from occurring during use.

Hot and Cold Water Valve Shutoff

Check that both valves are shut off when not in use so that no water is leaking out of them or being wasted due to pressure loss due to running water through an open valve when not needed.

New Shower Pump

An old shower pump can cause excessive pressure in the shower. Replacing the old pump with a new one will help to increase the water pressure in your shower.

Use Shower In "Off" Hours

Water pressure may fluctuate due to using other household appliances such as a dishwasher, washing machine, or even a clothes dryer when you shower. Therefore, it is recommended that you make sure all other appliances are not being used when you take a shower.

Check the Appliances

If the above steps do not work out for you, then there might be some problem with your home's plumbing system, which needs to be repaired immediately by contacting a dependable plumber like Mr. Rooter Plumbing.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing

A shower with good water pressure is one of those things that most people take for granted. After all, we shower every day, and it only takes an extra minute to check the settings. But if you're experiencing low shower water pressure, there are a few things you can do to fix it. These include switching out your showerhead, making sure there are no kinks in your pipes, checking to see if the flow restrictor has been turned off, checking for any leaks in the valves, hot and cold water valve shutoff, and even installing a new shower pump. If you are unsure, contact an experienced plumber.

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