Any homeowner dreads the feeling of getting into the shower only to find that the water pressure is much lower than usual. This inconvenience can be annoying, but the good news is that it is an annoyance that can be fixed! The first step is to assess the issue and determine what the problem is, and then you can find the best course of action to resolve it.

Blocked Showerhead

One of the most common causes of low water pressure in the shower is a clogged or blocked showerhead. To determine if this is the case, simply unscrew your showerhead from the wall and inspect it closely. If it looks dirty and clogged, you can soak the head in a cleaning solution for a short period of time and clean the nozzles using a brush (an old toothbrush works well for this). Once clean, screw the showerhead back onto the wall and turn the shower back on again to determine if this solved the problem.

Leaking Pipes

Another, more serious, reason for low water pressure can be a leaking pipe. If you have a leak in your plumbing system, it can cause noticeably low water pressure. Depending on the location and severity of the leak, it can sometimes be obvious that it is the cause of the water pressure. Once you have found the leak, call a local plumber to fix the issue for you.

However, it isn’t always easy to determine whether there is a leak. If you can’t determine where the leak is, call a local plumber to inspect your entire home plumbing system to find out if there is a leak or a potentially more serious issue that is causing the low water pressure.

Calling a Niagara Plumber

Any issues in your plumbing system, including low water pressure, can be serious if left for too long. If you notice a drop in water pressure, call a local plumber as soon as possible. A local Niagara plumber can help you determine the issue and get it fixed quickly. If the problem is a leaking or broken pipe, leaving the issue for too long can cause damage in your home.

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