Why Do I have Low Shower Pressure?

Why Do I have Low Shower Pressure?

Q What is the Cause for Low Shower Pressure?

A There are a couple of reasons that may be causing your low shower pressure.

Incorrect pressure or buildup
One of the most common causes of low shower water pressure is that the water pressure in the street is either too high or too low.  High or fluctuating water pressure can damaged the pressure regulator valve  and cause your shower head is malfunction. If the Water pressure in the street is too low, you may benefit from replacing your current shower head with a water saving shower head, which is designed to operate with minimum water flow whilst retaining adequate water pressure.

Rust or Debris 
Debris in the form of rust, calcium deposits or dirt can be a cause of low shower pressure. This buildup inside the shower head disrupts the flow of water and restricts water flow, causing low shower pressure.  Try cleaning the flow restrictor where the shower head attaches to the shower arm coming out of the wall.

Defective valve
Low shower pressure is often caused by a defective shower head or a pressure reducing valve.

If you are concerned about the quality of your shower pressure, please give WOODS Plumbing a call on 0401 533 706. We are more than happy to take a look and tell you about what you can do to improve your shower pressure in your home.