Fixing a Losing Shower Water Pressure
Whether your shower pressure has decreased or the shower pressure in your new home is low, you need to troubleshoot to find out what could be the problem. To be able to fix the problem, it is important to first understand what could be causing your shower to lose water pressure. Here are the main cause of a low shower pressure and how to fix it:
Small Water Mains If the main water supply to your home is small; it will lead to less water reaching the showerheads hence low pressure. You can fix this problem by replacing it with bigger water mains. Inadequate plumbing, if the plumbing in your home is not adequate, then the shower pressure may be low. You can spot if this is the problem by opening the shower with all the other fixtures closed and if it has sufficient pressure, which reduces when you turn the other fixtures on, it is an indicator of poor plumbing. In this case, you need to replace the pipes in your home with bigger ones.
Leakage in your pipes can make the shower pressure to reduce as it leads to lower supply of water to the showerhead. Check all the water pipes in your home for any leakage and if you spot a damaged one examine it to see if it can be repaired. If there are only a few leaks, you can repair it with a smaller piece of the pipe, use putty, or waterproof tape.
Where the pipes are completely damaged, you may consider replacing them. Well; this will be quite expensive and will take a lot of time, but it will prevent any future leakage and will also increase the shower pressure. Ensure that you get a qualified and experienced plumber to do the work as a slight mistake can lead to many complications in your home.
To easily remedy a low water pressure shower, you can simply replace the showerhead with one that is designed for low pressure. It will increase the water velocity even when the water reaching them is low.