There is nothing quite like the relaxing spray of sturdy water pressure. But what happens when you turn on the water and it is just weak? Can you fix low water pressure?
Sometimes. Corroded pipes could be the ultimate cause of poor water pressure. If this is the case, replacing them is the only way to go. However, before you jump into that major maintenance project, see if there is an easier fix.
Take a Look at What is Running?
Trying to run the dishwasher, washing machine, sprinklers, and take a shower can be a great way to be efficient with your time. Unfortunately, all that efficiency can be a little much for most home water systems. If your water pressure is not quite where you want it, take a look at what is on when you hop in to clean up. It might be you have one too many things running.
Clean the Sediment from Your Showerhead
Over time, mineral deposits can clog your showerhead and decrease the water pressure. By cleaning the sediment from the showerhead, you may be able to restore your water pressure. Unscrew your showerhead and place it in a bowl filled with vinegar so that it is fully submerged for at least 8 hours. Using a stiff brush and/or a toothpick, remove any remaining particles. Reattach the showerhead. Turn your water on hot and let it run for several minutes to remove any remaining vinegar.
Replace Your Water-Restricting Showerhead
Low-flow showerheads are designed to – you guessed it – restrict the flow of water! This can help you save some money on your water bill. However, if you are feeling the pinch in a less-than-enjoyable shower, the savings might not be worth it.
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