Shower pressure is a matter of personal preference. Some prefer a gentle stream while others like it full blast. A weak shower because of abnormally low water pressure can be a big letdown.
Low-pressure showers can be caused by a number of factors, such as a partially closed valve, faulty pressure regulator, or a leaky pipe. While you can resolve some of these problems yourself, others may require professional plumbing.
1. Partially closed control valve
If your water pressure is low, there’s a simple explanation. The main water shutoff valve for your home is located near the water meter. This valve could still be partially closed if you have recently had plumbing work done. It will limit the water flow to your home. This valve can also be accidentally pushed by an inexperienced homeowner, resulting in lower water pressure. Check the water pressure again by making sure that the valve is fully opened.
2. Faulty pressure regulator device
The job of a pressure regular is to keep the home’s water pressure within a safe range of 45-60 PSI. A pressure regulator can wear down or malfunction which could cause your water pressure to drop. To determine if the device needs to be replaced or repaired, have a plumber inspect it.
3. Leaking Pipe
A complex network of pipes can make plumbing difficult. They are often hidden behind walls, ceilings, floors, or in unfinished areas. Although you may not be able to see a leaky pipe right away, it could cause problems or alert signs. As you can see, water will flow less if there is a leak in the pipe. If you suspect a leak, contact a plumber immediately.
4. Showerhead obstruction
Mineral deposits can build up in the tiny showerhead jet holes over time. This can cause a disruption in the flow and pressure of the shower. It is possible to take the showerhead out and place it in a bag containing vinegar overnight. To remove gunk, you can use an old toothbrush. If the fixture is very old, it may be worth replacing the showerhead. This is an easy and inexpensive job.
For low-pressure shower problems, call a plumber
You don’t have to accept less than perfect shower pressure. If you can’t get to the root problem yourself, it’s time to bring in the experienced team from Clog Kings LLC. Schedule an appointment today at (727) 479-4028.
This post was written by Joey Denick. Joey is the Owner and Operator of Clog Kings. At Clog Kings, LLC, we pride ourselves on our dedication and efficiency. We know you don’t have time to waste. That’s why we work fast to get your home or commercial building back up and running in no time. If you are looking for plumbers in Clearwater FL then look no further because we got you covered!