Do you have low water pressure in your shower? Taking a hot shower might be one of life's small joys. It's a time when you can forget about your everyday cares and problems and enjoy the revitalizing properties that the hot water brings to your skin. However, nothing ruins a shower like poor water pressure.
You may be looking for solutions to improve your shower if it is more of a drip than a blasting jet. If that describes your scenario, here are our top 5 tips for increasing water pressure in your shower.
Before we discuss how to raise the water pressure in your shower, we should first consider what causes low water pressure in your shower in the first place. This knowledge will assist you in understanding the steps required to address the problem.
The main cause is related to your home's plumbing. Because low water pressure can be caused by blockages or leaks in your plumbing system, the first step to improving water pressure in your shower is to ensure that your plumbing system is in good working order.
If you live in the country, your water can come from a well. In this situation, your low water pressure could be caused by a broken or defective pump.
Finally, low water pressure may be caused by demands placed on the supply.
Let's look at 5 ways you could improve that morning shower and increase the water pressure in your shower.
A reasonably inexpensive solution is to purchase a low-pressure showerhead. These shower heads specifically help boost water flow in low-pressure places.
While these items cannot accomplish miracles, they can help deliver a more powerful spray of water than a standard shower head if your water pressure is insufficient. This may be an alternative worth looking into before moving on to more expensive options.
If your pipes are leaking, the volume of water that reaches your shower will be reduced. Furthermore, leaky water can substantially damage your property, so if you have leaks, it is critical to locate and repair them as soon as possible.
Examine all of your home's pipes and hire an affordable plumber to repair any leaks. Epoxy putty can be used to make temporary repairs. However, that is only temporary. You need the professionals to come out and determine what caused the pipe to leak and what needs to be done to repair it. We at High-Speed Plumbing would be happy to help find the source of your leak.
Call High-Speed Plumbing, Inc. if you have a leaking pipe, a new sewer line repair, or have a clogged toilet or shower. We offer general plumbing services to the surrounding area and are happy to take a look.
Make sure the main shut-off valve is fully open if you've recently had construction work done or just moved into a new home.
The valve is typically located where the mains system enters your property. It'll most likely feature a red lever. Recheck your water pressure to see if it has improved.
Another fast remedy is to inspect the hose or water line for kinks. If your shower uses a flexible line rather than pipes, ensure there are no kinks in it that are impeding water flow. Check that the hose on your handheld shower head is not twisted.
Similarly, taking a shower while running a dishwasher or washing machine increases the water supply.
While this may not be an issue in locations with high water pressure, if your water pressure is already low, showering while running multiple appliances will worsen the problem, lowering the flow of water in your shower to a trickle.
Another fast fix would be to lower the demand for water. Take a shower first, then run the washing machine; you could discover that this is all you need to do to make a difference.
High-Speed Plumbing, Inc. is ready for your call whether you are looking to improve the water pressure in your shower or have other general plumbing issues.