At Murrayville Plumbing, we understand how frustrating it can be to lose water pressure in your shower. That is why our team of plumbing professionals has put together a list of simple tips for avoiding water pressure loss in the shower.
How to Avoid Water Pressure Loss in the Shower
Some common problems that cause low water pressure and how to fix them include:
1. Obstructed or Broken Pipes
One of the most common problems that leads to low water pressure in the shower is having obstructed or broken pipes. To determine if there are any broken pipes in your home, look around for signs of water stains on the floor, walls, or ceiling. Water stains can be a clear indicator of a broken pipe. In the event that you do find water stains in your home, hiring a licensed plumber to investigate will help ensure that the problem is resolved properly.
2. Clogged Showerheads
In some cases, loss of water pressure can easily be resolved by cleaning out a clogged showerhead. Consider removing the showerhead and soaking it in a bag full of cleaning solution for about 10 minutes. Once the showerhead is finished soaking, scrub it with a toothbrush to remove any hardwater stains and other debris that could be affecting the showerhead’s performance.
3. Hardwater and Mineral Buildups
If you find that you are frequently having to clean your showerhead, the underlying problem that is causing water pressure loss is most likely hardwater. Installing a water softening system can help reduce mineral buildups that can lead to clogged showerheads. An experienced and licensed plumber can easily install a water softening system in your home, preventing you from frequently losing water pressure in the shower.
4. Worn-Out Pressure Reducing Valve
Since the pressure reducing valve on your water main is designed to prevent wasted water, a worn-out valve may cause a decrease in water pressure throughout your home. If the pressure reducing valve on your water main is showing signs of wear, a licensed plumber will be able to replace the valve for you and solve the water loss problem in your home.
If you would like to learn more tips for avoiding water pressure loss in the shower, or if you are interested in one of our plumbing services, please contact Murrayville Plumbing at 778-888-6451 or by filling out a contact form on our website.