How to Avoid Water Pressure Loss in Your Shower

by | Oct 2, 2017 | Bathroom

Homeowners often become surprised when their shower suddenly loses pressure. Many immediately think there is a huge issue going on behind the scenes. It’s important to find the root cause of the problem and get it fixed by a professional. The following information will help you prevent water pressure loss in the future.

Pressure Balancing Valve

Before you panic at the first sign of water pressure loss, there is usually a simple explanation. New shower head models often adjust water pressure automatically, which can cause a brief fluctuation in water pressure. This usually goes on while you are showering, but quickly fixes itself.

Another common issue is when someone flushes the toilet at the same someone else is in the shower. Generally, this is due to nearby fixtures causing water pressure interruptions. It’s most common for showers that have a single handle or knob that controls both the water flow and temperature. Investing in a thermostatic mixing valve that provides separate controls for water pressure and the temperature is recommended to prevent pressure loss.

Pipe Issues

Remember earlier in this article it was mentioned that homeowners often think the worst-case scenario about issues hidden behind the scenes. Sometimes this concern becomes a reality. Obstructed and broken pipes are known to cause low water pressure. It’s recommended to search the floors, walls, and ceilings for water stains. This is a sign there are broken or leaky pipes causing the issue. To prevent water pressure loss in your home you should have the pipes inspected by a professional.

Clogged Showerhead or Pipe

Homeowners that realize it’s a clogged pipe or showerhead causing the issue are often relieved it’s a simple issue. To prevent water pressure loss remove the shower head and soak it in a cleaning solution for 10 minutes. Then use a toothbrush to scrub away stains, bacteria and debris often caused by hard water.

Another prevention tip involves installing a water softening system to help prevent the accumulation of mineral deposits from hard water to form in the pipes. This is especially recommended for homeowners who have hard water.

Whether you have located the cause of the water pressure loss or not, it’s important that you contact a professional for further assistance. A leaky or broken pipe that doesn’t get fixed can cause bacteria and mold to grow, plus cause damage to the walls, flooring and more. Take action today by calling now to make an appointment.

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