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Date Published:

September 30, 2022

Low Water Pressure in your Shower? Here’s what you can do

Considering its soothing effects on your body, taking a relaxing shower is nothing less than a form of meditation. However, it can be quite the opposite if the water pressure is too low. Wouldn’t you be frustrated if you have your head covered with shampoo and the water is barely trickling down from the showerhead?

Main Causes and How to Deal with Each

There can be many problems, such as a blocked water flow, causing water pressure to drop in your shower. You can solve some of them yourself, but you will need a professional local plumber for others. Let us then look at some major reasons that cause such problems. 

Pressure-Balancing Valve

One of the reasons for low water pressure in your showers may be that you have a pressure-balancing valve installed. These valves are designed for both the water flow and temperature consecutively. 

When another tap, shower, or toilet uses cold or hot water, the water flow redirection causes an imbalance in the pressure-balancing valve. This is a common occurrence in many households. If yours is one such household, you can avoid any further complexities by contacting your local plumber and having them replace the valve with the thermostatic mixing valve, which handles water pressure and temperature separately.

Old or Clogged Showerhead

One of the simplest and easy-to-check problems may be that your showerhead is clogged. Simply unscrew your showerhead to check if it is clogged. This clogging may be due to hard water; a common problem reported to plumbers in Edmonton as the water in the province can be considered moderately hard. Our professionals at Capital Plumbing can help you install water softeners to help solve this problem once and for all.

Potential Pipe Leak

Besides the aforementioned reasons, the low pressure in your shower may be due to a broken pipe or a leak. This may turn into a major problem if not fixed immediately. You can identify the leak if you notice unnatural water stains or dripping on your walls. If that is the case, we highly suggest turning the water supply off and contacting an emergency plumber immediately. 

Re-adjustment of the Main Shutoff Valve

The shutoff valve is located at the main water line that enters the home. These valves are used to control the overall pressure in your house. If you have had any recent repairs, it might have been wrongly configured or damaged after prolonged use. You can try opening the valve fully if it appears to not be so. For expert help to fix the shutoff valve, contact the best plumbing company in Edmonton

Get In Touch with Professionals

At Capital Plumbing and Heating, we have some of the finest people with experience and knowledge of valves and plumbing equipment. Get in touch with them and you will receive all the help required to solve these problems.

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