Shut Off TipsJanuary 29, 2017
The dropping shower pressure is no more a hassle now.
Starting your day with a slow shower is not something you want. This can be annoying and destroy your mood. But there is good news. Now, you are no more helpless. You can pump up the water pressure and fix the problem in minutes. Newport News Plumbers will tell you how.
We know that fixing the low pressure showers look intimidating chore, but they are not actually impossible. Before knowing the tips that you can follow when facing this hassle, you must know the reason behind the dilemma. The lower pressure may be led by the clogged fixture, corroded shower fixture, dysfunctional pipes, or leakage in sewer line. DIY job is good, but if you think you can no longer handle the situation, the easiest thing that you can do is to call your Newport News Plumbers.
Now let’s see what you can do with the problem.
Take out your tool box and pick a screw driver or a pair of pliers. Unscrew the aerator to clean the faucet. Keep all the setting in mind to fit the shower back accurately. Clean the fixture and shower parts thoroughly.
- One way of cleaning the shower is to soak the shower parts in vinegar. After a few moments put out the parts and rinse them off.
- If you can’t unscrew the showerhead, do not worry. You can still clean your showerhead. Take a plastic bag that can cover the showerhead completely. Take some vinegar in distilled form, a string to tie, a toothbrush and a piece of soft cloth. Fill the bag with vinegar and place it over showerhead. Tie the bag with the help of a string and leave it for at least 20-30 minutes. Remove the bag and rub it with the toothbrush. Be careful while the all process. After cleaning the sediment, leave the water running on for a few minutes. To assure the pressure is back to normal.
- If the problem is still present, you should go for purchasing of a new low pressure shower head. Rather than a standard shower head, it will work better as it is designed specially to deal with low water pressure.
- You can even purchase new technology based pressure booster or electric water accumulator to pump up the water pressure. As the most of water connections are supplied by municipality, the dropping water pressure can be normal issue. Booster pump ups are designed to manage the dropping pressure. For the new installation, you can seek assistance of Newport News Plumbers.