How can I improve the water pressure in my house, especially the showe

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I am also possibly interested in changing the showerhead...would that help improve the force of the water?

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  • Marlene June Haas Marlene June Haas on Jun 29, 2017
    there are special showerheads that will increase the water pressure and flow. Also make sure to keep theminerals from clogging the holes. I use CLR (calcium lime rust) remover to do this put the liquid in a bowl and hold it up to submerge the old shower head. An old toothbrush can help to loosen stubborn buildup.
  • Call your water company to come out and read the pressure at the main. If pressure is good at the curb, it could be the pipes. Changing the shower head is a good idea too. Good luck!
  • William William on Jun 29, 2017
    Shower heads have a rubber, plastic, or ceramic restrictor where they connect to the pipe. Unscrew the showerhead and pry the restrictor out with a small screwdriver or tip of a knife. It looks like a washer and cuts down the water flow. Make sure you use plumbers teflon tape around the pipe threads when screwing the showerhead back on.
  • Frank Andrews III Frank Andrews III on Jun 29, 2017
    To increase the flow rate for the whole house, locate the pressure regulator (usually in the basement, crawl space, or closet ). Check the tag on top for max. pressure flow. Some regulators are adjustable. Many new homes today use water saver fixtures on the faucets, showers, etc. due to local or state regulations. Check with a plumber or code enforcement first!

  • Norris720 Norris720 on Jun 29, 2017
    Julie Gaedke - Take the shower head of and check inside to see if there is a filter screen inside. If there is one remove and clean. Then let the water run for a couple of minute to run all the debris in your water line. Regular maintenance with the suggestions above.
  • Norris720 Norris720 on Jun 29, 2017
    Julie Gaedke - Take the shower head of and check inside to see if there is a filter screen inside. If there is one remove and clean. Then let the water run for a couple of minute to run all the debris in your water line. Regular maintenance with the suggestions above.
  • Julie Gaedke Julie Gaedke on Jul 24, 2017
    New shower head did not resolve problem. Have had water department check everything else to no avail, so I'm back to square one?! Home Depot's only other suggestion was to just pull the showerhead off?! What am I missing???