How to Avoid Water Pressure Loss in Your Shower?your1plumber
As winters gradually slide by, warm showers come off as a therapeutic post-work engagement. Not only are they a great natural remedy for respiratory problems, but hot showers also reduce stress and anxiety. Showers with reduced water pressure can be frustrating. It’s time you check your showers for adequate water pressure so that you don’t have to go through the hassle in freezing winters. Here’s what you need to do to avoid an annoying low-pressure shower.
Rinse Your Shower Head
You’ve been using this shower forever without bothering to clean its head. With regular use, dirt and mineral deposits clog the shower head and trap water particles within. For an uninterrupted water flow, rinse your shower head with baking soda. You can also soak your shower head in a bowl of vinegar for 15 minutes. Reattach your shower head once you are done!
Search for a Leak!
The biggest of all your low-pressure shower issues is a possible leak in the pipeline. Pipe leakages are not easy to detect. You should ring up a plumber in your vicinity before a small pipe leak drains your entire water tank.
In case you’re lucky enough to spot a leaky pipe, you can temporarily repair the leak with PVC (polyvinyl chloride) glue. If you are located in the vicinity of Maryland, contact reliable plumbing services in Germantown or Frederick.
Tighten Shower Faucets
Loose shower faucets mean that the water supply valve behind them is not fully opened. This leads to decreased pressure in the shower. An easier way to deal with the problem is to get your faucet fixed.
You can hire a professional plumber if you live in Columbia or Frederick. To fix a loose faucet yourself, you will have to unscrew the faucet using a wrench or replace it with a new one so that your water supply valves can function to their fullest.
Check the Valves of Your Water Heater
To maximize shower pressure, check if the valves of the water heater are fully opened. Most reduced-pressure issues result due to clogging in one or more supply pipes. Just make sure your water heater has no buildup in its valves.
If you spot valve clogging, prepare yourself to clean it! Hardened sediment would not rinse right away. To clean hard sediments:
- Open the drain of the water heater and remove all water
- Fill the tank with cold water until all sediments drain through the valve
- Keep a wrench and scrub handy to get rid of stubborn stuck sediments
These tips for high shower pressure are the easiest! Once you take to rinsing your shower head and cleaning the water heater valves, you’ll only be left to worry about pipeline leakages. There are many water heater services that could help you with water heater cleaning as well.
To avail our water heater installation services or drain cleaning services, contact us at 301-540-7586. Our experts have been in the business for 15 years and deliver timely services. We offer discounts on all the services we provide in Columbia, Frederick, and other parts of Maryland.