Three Quick Fixes for Improving Water Pressure

Is there any feeling that’s better than waking up in the morning and taking a refreshing shower before heading off to work?  Most people find their shower time to be relaxing and pleasurable, but most people who think this probably have a shower that has good water pressure.  Water pressure can make all of the difference when it comes to showers and cleanliness, so it’s understandable that a lot of people start to panic when they notice that their water pressure isn’t as good as it used to be.  A solid water booster pump can always help put a stop to your water pressure problems, but there are other things you can do to improve the water pressure in your shower.  If you’re stumped about why your water isn’t flowing correctly, try a few of these simple quick fixes.

Soak your shower head

The water we use to eat, drink, and bathe in goes through a variety of processes to make it safe for human consumption.  Most water treatment processes eliminate harmful bacteria and chemicals, but they don’t get rid of every single mineral.  Minerals can build up over time, until one day you take a shower and notice that water is dribbling out instead of shooting out.  If you notice a change in water pressure, it could be helpful to soak your shower head in vinegar or a specially formulated cleaning solution.  Don’t worry about having to take off the shower head; you can do it while it’s still attached.

Clean the filter screen

Your shower head’s filter screen is usually located in the part of the shower head that connects to the pipes.  If you aren’t sure of where your filter screen is, dig up your owner’s manual to see it’s exact location (if you don’t have your owner’s manual, a quick google search should be able to help you find it).  You’ll need to remove your showerhead to get to the filter, but this shouldn’t be too difficult.

Change washer constriction

If cleaning your showerhead doesn’t work, you may want to consider this tip if you have a drill and are handy with tools.  Head out to your local Home Depot or home improvement store and pick up an inexpensive showerhead for your shower.  If you look inside of your new showerhead, you’ll see a washer that is used to constrict the water flow.  Use your drill to slightly enlarge the washer hole so that you can have more water flowing through your showerhead. After that, use a toothbrush to scrub off any mineral buildup you see on the screen.

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