Who would want slow trickles of water from showerheads when they turn on their shower faucet? Nobody, because we all prefer showerheads with maximum sprays of water. We often blame the municipality or the main water supplying source in the city for this low water pressure issue. It can also happen that the rest of your house has good water pressure and only showerheads experience the low-pressure problem. This implies that the problem is with your showerhead or the plumbing system around it. Here are some showerhead hacks that can help you increase water pressure in it.
Remove The Flow Restrictor
Most showerheads come pre-fitted with a colorful plastic flow restrictor inside them. The function of this flow restrictor is to avoid water wastage. It has a hole in the middle. Water has to push through this small hole before flowing out from the showerhead. With the help of suitable pliers and wrenches, remove this flow restrictor to improve the water flow and increase water pressure.
Check Pressure Control Valve
If you notice a valve on the main water supply pipe in your house, that is the pressure control valve. Often, this valve is moved or turned by mistake. Also, these valves are adjusted to control the water pressure inside the house. You can turn the adjustment screw to change the water pressure. Turn it in the clockwise direction to increase water pressure. Turn it in the anti-clockwise to reduce the water pressure. This way, set the appropriate water pressure.
Install Amplifying Showerhead or Power Shower
This is extremely useful in areas that have water restriction laws. Amplifying showerheads increase the velocity of water, and at the same time, conserve water. Power shower or booster pump is a device that has various water strength options that you can choose from. These installations increase the intensity of water from a gravity fed system. These booster pumps can increase water pressure of more than one showerhead or sprayer.
Replace The Pipes
Call a professional plumber to find out if your pipes have developed internal corrosion. The sediment deposits on the inside of the pipes narrow down the passage for water. This results in low water pressure. The clogs can be cleared, but pipes that have developed corrosion cannot be repaired. Hence, if the pipes leading to the showerhead are corroded or even the showerhead is corroded, then you must get the corroded pipes or showerhead replaced at the earliest.
Another cause can be an incorrect pipe size. With the help of your plumber, find out the best-suited size for your showerhead. Replace your pipeline system if they are not of the appropriate size.
Low water pressure in showerheads can also occur because of improper installation. There needs to be a minimum height of 1 meter between the showerhead and water tank. This can be inspected and done by our team of Edmonton professional plumbers. Get in touch with us for rectifying any kind of plumbing system problem.
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