Low water pressure in the shower is a frustrating problem for many homeowners. It’s challenging to rinse soap and shampoo, making for a less enjoyable showering experience overall. In this blog post, let’s explore some common causes and provide solutions for fixing the problem.
According to waterfilterguru.com, “most households have an inlet water pressure of 40-45 PSI (pounds per square inch). By attaching it to your shower arm, check how much pressure your household has with a water pressure gauge.
Common Causes of Low Water Pressure
1. Clogged shower heads. Over time, mineral buildup and sediment clog the tiny openings in the shower head, reducing the flow of water. Try cleaning the shower head with vinegar and water or using a specialized shower head cleaning solution to reduce low water pressure. High Sierra Shower Heads don’t have this problem due to having one large hole and are uniquely designed with mesh netting inside them to catch large chunks of debris, guaranteeing them clog-free.
2. A malfunctioning shower valve. The valve controls the water flow to the shower head, and when it is not working, it restricts the water flow. You may need to hire a plumber to repair or replace the valve.
3. The main water supply line needs to be fixed or repaired. A clogged or damaged water line will restrict the flow of water to the entire house, including the shower. If you suspect this is the problem, it is best to call a plumber for a diagnosis.
In addition to these common causes, other factors contribute pressure loss in the shower, such as the age of the home, the type of pipes used, and the overall water pressure in the area.
High Sierra Showerheads FTW
To improve your shower experience and increase water pressure, High Sierra Showerheads is a great option. High Sierra Showerheads provide an invigorating water flow, even when the water pressure is low. Do you have ultra-low water pressure (less than 20 psi)? This High Sierra handheld kit uses a manually adjusted valve (placed between the hose and holder) to set the shower head pressure and flow.
High Sierra Showerheads are easy to install and can be used with any standard shower arm. In addition, they are available in various styles and finishes, so you can choose the one that best fits your bathroom decor.
Look Forward to Showering Again
Various factors, including clogged shower heads, malfunctioning valves, and problems with the main water supply line, cause low water pressure in the shower. Identify the cause of the problem and take the appropriate steps to fix it. Improve the water pressure in your shower and enjoy your showering experience. To make it even better, try High Sierra Showerheads. They provide a powerful water flow!