Lower Shower Pressure? Here Are 5 Possible Causes

Lower Shower Pressure? Here Are 5 Possible Causes

Has your shower pressure been lower than usual? A weak shower can be frustrating, especially when you're looking forward to a relaxing and refreshing experience. There are several reasons your shower pressure may be low - and identifying the cause can lead to a straightforward solution.

Here are five common causes of lower shower pressure:

1. Clogged Showerhead

Over time, mineral deposits and other debris can build up in your showerhead and restrict water flow. To remove mineral build up, remove the showerhead and soak it in a solution of equal parts water and vinegar. If the build-up is significant, you may need to replace the showerhead entirely.

2. Clogged Pipes

Sediment and debris can accumulate in your pipes over time, causing a drop in water pressure. Our plumbers at Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Electric can help determine if this is the cause of your lower shower pressure and clear out the clogs.

3. Faulty Pressure Regulator

Every home has a pressure regulator that controls the flow of water coming into the house. If this regulator is damaged or not functioning correctly, it can lead to lower water pressure. Your plumber can assess the situation and replace the regulator if needed.

4. Water Leak

A leak in your plumbing system may cause a sudden drop in water pressure. This leak can be in the shower itself or elsewhere in your home. Your plumber can help detect and repair the leak, restoring water pressure.

5. Low Main Water Pressure

The issue could be with the water pressure coming into your home. Contact your water company or check with your neighbors to see if they are experiencing the same problem. If the problem is with your main water supply, your water company can make repairs.

A West Alabama Plumber Who Is Always Here for You

At Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Electric, we offer reliable and timely plumbing services to help with your plumbing needs. Our licensed plumbers have the experience and expertise to diagnose and repair any plumbing issue, including low shower pressure. Contact us at (334) 231-6980 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions about your plumbing.