Low water pressure is not the type of situation most people want when running the shower. While some folks may prefer it that way, most don’t want that to be a daily occurrence. It can be frustrating having to deal with low water pressure showering or washing your hair. Several reasons could be behind why your water pressure is low. The good thing is that low water pressure is a fixable issue, but before you can fix it, you have to figure out the source of the problem. Why does your shower have low water pressure?
Control Valve That’s Partially Closed
A simple explanation for your low water pressure could be a partially closed control valve. Do your investigation and begin by checking the main water shut-off valve that’s usually near the water meter in your home. A partially closed control valve limits the amount of water entering the home. The valve can be closed on accident, but it’s an easy fix that requires you to open the valve entirely. Recheck your water pressure after and see if that fixes things.
Pressure Regulator is Faulty
The function of a pressure regulator is to keep the water pressure in your home at a safe level, ranging from 45 to 60 psi, before it reaches the plumbing fixtures. The problem with your pressure regulator could wear or a malfunction, which could negatively impact the water pressure in your home. An inspection by a plumber could provide you with a thorough assessment and what actions you could take, whether a repair or replacement.
Your plumbing issue could be related to problems with your pipes, that are located behind your walls, and other concealed areas that can be hard to reach and where problems can go unnoticed for a while. The effects of an undiscovered leak can have unwanted consequences like low water pressure. A leaking pipe will diminish an adequate flow of water to your showerhead. Get a plumber to check your pipes if you feel that a leak exists.
Showerhead is Clogged
It’s not uncommon for mineral deposits to accumulate over time in showerheads filling the tiny jet holes that make it up. This is an obvious way for the water pressure to your showerhead to be diminished. This disruption can easily be fixed with a home remedy that involves soaking the showerhead in vinegar overnight. If the blockage is excessive and the showerhead old and difficult to clean, simply replace it to restore normal water pressure.
Plumbing & Heating in Stoneham
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