Got Low Water Pressure In Your Shower? Learn An Easy Fix


One of the greatest joys in life is the feeling of amazing water pressure from the showerhead. In fact, if you're like most people, you look forward to this experience every day. But in time, mineral deposits can build up on your showerhead simply from years of use, especially if you live in a hard water area. When this occurs, you'll notice that your water pressure is not as strong as it used to be. This guide provides information on removing these mineral deposits so that you can enjoy that incredible water pressure once again.

Step 1: Grab a Few Items From Around the House

It doesn't take much to give your showerhead the powerful flow that it used to have. Look around your home and grab these items before beginning this project:

  • needle or pin
  • a bucket
  • one bottle of white vinegar
  • a towel
  • a wrench

Step 2: Remove the Showerhead

Use the wrench to loosen the bolt that secures your showerhead to the pipe coming out of the wall. Lay down a towel on a flat surface and place the showerhead on it.

Step 3: Poke Out Loose Mineral Deposits

Use the needle or pin to poke at the white spots (mineral deposits) in the holes on the showerhead. This will loosen up the mineral deposits. When you place the needle or pin in the holes, rub the edge of it along the perimeter of the hole to further loosen up the mineral deposits.

Expect to spend quite a bit of time on this step. It might seem like a tedious process, but it is the most effective way to get rid of the mineral deposits completely.

Step 4: Let the Showerhead Soak Overnight

Pour an entire bottle of white vinegar into a bucket and fill the rest of the bucket up with water. Place the showerhead in the bucket and allow it to soak in the mixture overnight. The white vinegar helps to dissolve any remaining mineral deposits in or on the showerhead.

Step 5: Reattach the Showerhead

Rinse out the showerhead completely and dry it off with the towel. Reattach the showerhead and tighten down any bolts used to connect it to the pipe with your wrench.

You should notice that your water pressure is back to normal immediately. However, if you are still not obtaining the desired amount of water pressure, call a plumbing company such as The Unplugger of Wisconsin. A plumber will be able to help determine the problem and provide you with more options.


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