Why is the Water Pressure in My Shower Low and How Can I Fix it?

Water pumpMost people agree a refreshing shower is a great way to start or end the day. Turning on the taps in your shower to low water pressure is not ideal and there are many reasons why this can occur.

Once eliminating common culprits of low water pressure in your shower, it is reassuring to know there are ways to boost your water pressure which will see you enjoying refreshing and relaxing showers once again.

  • Check your shower head is not blocked or broken
  • Check for potential plumbing issues effecting your water pressure
  • Boost your water pressure with a water pressure booster pump

Check your shower head is not blocked or broken

Shower heads can become blocked with residue and limescale build up which decreases the flow of water through the shower head. A simple clean of the shower head can remove the residue and limescale build up resulting in free flowing water again. Shower heads can also become cracked or broken resulting in water leaking from the shower head. If this occurs, your water supply and in turn water pressure coming from the shower head is reduced. Replacing the shower head will be your best option.

Check for potential plumbing issues effecting your water pressure

Plumbing issues can affect water pressure to your shower. A broken water pipe can cause a water pressure issue. Instead of water making its way to your shower head, water is wasted through the break in the water pipe. Old and worn water pipes can also cause the same issue. Water stains on walls near your shower and the sound of water running when no taps are on are indicators of a plumbing pipe issue and a plumber should be called.

Boost your water pressure with a water pressure booster pump

Grundfos Pumps PromotionIf you have eliminated other potential causes of low water pressure in your shower, the issue could simply be your water supply is not sufficient. To resolve this issue, a water pressure booster pump is designed to increase existing pressure to a single hot water tap in your home. This type of hot water booster pump is easy to use and can be used in manual or automatic mode giving you the option of the pump operating continuously or starting and stopping when a tap is turned on and off.

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