There’s nothing better than a hot shower after a long day…but nothing can ruin it faster than low water pressure. With a single toilet flush, it’s all over. What was once your time to relax and let the day’s stresses melt away becomes a frustration itself. All you can think now—how is my water pressure is so, so bad?
So, how do you avoid losing water pressure in the shower? Here are a few reasons why you could be losing water pressure and how to remedy the problem when it occurs!
What Causes You to Lose Shower Water Pressure?
If you’re continually concerned by your home’s low water pressure, you may think something major is going on behind the scenes—but that’s not always the case. To help you find the root cause of the problem, let’s discuss some elements that could be causing loss of water pressure.
Faulty Pressure Reducing Valve
Before you panic, check your pressure reducing valve. This is a device often installed on the main to keep from wasting excess water. If it’s begun to give out, you may need to consider replacement—but it’s an easy fix. If it’s not the pressure reducing valve, it could be your shower head. Many newer shower head models adjust water pressure automatically to save you a few bucks on your next water bill, but shouldn’t be concerning to you.
Clogged Water Pipes
And, sometimes loss of water pressure is a big deal. Clogged or broken pipes can cause low water pressure, too—but this is a worst case scenario. Search for water leaks on walls and ceilings. If you see signs of a water leak, you’ll want to call in a professional and have the pipes inspected ASAP.
Water Main Issues
Other times, low water pressure in the shower can be traced back to the source. If nothing else appears wrong, consider your water main. Water main repair may be necessary (professional help is recommended for this repair!) or you may need to adjust the pressure of your home’s shutoff valve.
Located the cause? Still a little puzzled by your lack of water pressure? Contact a professional ASAP. Whether it’s a quick fix or discovering the need for massive repair, you’ll be happy you caught the problem early. Located near Denver, CO? Call Good Guys Home Services today!
Good Guys Home Services: Denver’s HVAC & Plumbing Experts
Experiencing plumbing trouble? Losing water pressure in your shower? Choose Good Guys Home Services—the Denver plumbing and water pipe experts. When it comes to repairing all aspects of your home’s plumbing system choose the locally owned business that takes pride in living up to its name. Whether you need assistance while remodeling your home or need us during an emergency leak, you can rely on the experienced staff at Good Guys Home Services. Contact us online today or give us a call at (970) 818-8008.
We offer year-round HVAC and plumbing services throughout Northern Colorado. Located in Fort Collins, we also serve the following areas: Loveland, Ault, Greeley, Denver, Windsor, Boulder, and Longmont, Colorado.