Low water pressure in the shower is very frustrating. There are several reasons it might be happening. Some are an easy fix while others require a professional plumber to get to the bottom.
Check Your Shower Head
What kind of shower head are you using in your home? If you have a low-flow model installed to help reduce the flow, you may not be able to fix the problem unless you get a completely different shower head. If you have an older model, it may be time for an upgrade. Today’s shower heads have a lot of newer features, making them a better choice for a replacement. They will help you save money and you won’t have to worry about taking a shower under a trickle anymore.
Clean the Shower Head
If the flow is still poor, cleaning the showerhead might make a difference. You can either spray a cleaner, or you can fill up a plastic bag with vinegar and tie it around the top of the shower head, immersing the surface in the vinegar. Leave it sitting there for a few hours to work. When the time is up, the holes should be much cleaner. Vinegar is a natural antibacterial, so it will help to clean up any smelly residue.
If you’ve tried replacing and cleaning the shower head and nothing works to increase the flow, it could be something in the pipes. Pipes typically have a lifespan of 30 to 40 years, meaning they need replacing when the time is up. We do not recommend you go looking for the problem spot on your own. Our team of professionals can use cameras and check to pinpoint the exact location of the problem, making it easier to diagnose and fix. Once they find the solution, they can work on fixing it.
If you experience low flow in your home shower, we are here to help. Our team of knowledgeable professionals can look at your shower fixture to let you know what is wrong. Give us a call today and get back to showering with the water pressure of your choice.