How do you increase the water pressure in a shower?


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  • Nan W. Nan W. on Dec 03, 2018

    Nunna: Make sure that the water holes are clear of any calcium/lime build up. You might want to try this:

  • Pamela Pamela on Dec 03, 2018

    Quite a few of newer shower heads have a water saved screen in them , that lowers the pressure so you don't use as much water , sometimes you can take the shower head off and remove the filter. Sometimes it is just a mineral build up from hard water or sediment build up, that can be cleaned off or the screen can be replaced.

  • William William on Dec 03, 2018

    Newer shower heads have a restrictor in them where the head screws into the pipe. Unscrew the shower head from the pipe. Use a small screwdriver and it pops out. Screw the shower head back on. Use plumbers teflon tape on the threads of the pipe.

  • Bijous Bijous on Dec 03, 2018

    Hi Nunna. If there is no build up of calcium in the showerhead and this has just started, you need to have a plumber check your water lines for debris such as roots. If this is a new home for you, it may be the showerhead itself. There are low volume showerheads that restrict water flow. Good luck!

  • Nunna Nunna on Dec 03, 2018

    Thanks everyone!