How to Avoid Water Pressure Loss in Your Shower

Experiencing a loss of water pressure in your shower can be frustrating, affecting your showering experience and daily routine. At EPS Hawaii, we understand the importance of maintaining optimal water pressure in your shower. Continue reading as we provide you with practical tips to help you avoid water pressure loss and ensure a satisfying showering experience every time.

How to Avoid Water Pressure Loss in Your Shower

Install a Thermostatic Mixing Valve

Consider installing a thermostatic mixing valve in your shower. Unlike pressure-balancing valves, which control both water temperature and flow with a single knob, thermostatic mixing valves provide separate controls for temperature and pressure. This prevents fluctuations in water pressure when other plumbing fixtures, such as toilets, are in use. Contact EPS Hawaii to inquire about upgrading to a thermostatic mixing valve for reliable water pressure regulation.

Keep Your Showerhead Clean

A dirty or clogged showerhead can contribute to water pressure loss. To address this issue, soak your showerhead in vinegar or a cleaning solution. Place a plastic bag filled with the solution over the showerhead, securing it with a rubber band. Alternatively, remove the showerhead and soak it in a bowl of the solution. Scrub away any grime buildup with an old toothbrush or a suitable cleaning tool. If you live in an area with hard water, consider installing a water softening system to prevent mineral deposits from affecting water pressure.

Replace the Diverter Valve

If you have a one-piece bathtub-shower combo with a diverter valve, worn-out valves can impede water pressure to the showerhead. If you notice reduced water pressure from the showerhead while the bottom faucet flows normally, it may be time to replace the diverter valve. For expert assistance, rely on the experienced plumbers at EPS Hawaii to handle the replacement with precision.

Consider Showerhead Replacement

If your shower’s water pressure continues to dwindle despite cleaning efforts, it may be necessary to replace the showerhead. Over time, grime, mildew, and mineral deposits can accumulate, obstructing water flow. While cleaning the showerhead is a temporary fix, a replacement can restore optimal water pressure. You can replace the showerhead yourself or enlist the help of EPS Hawaii’s professional team.

Maintain Your Plumbing System

Regular maintenance is key to preventing water pressure loss in your shower. Routinely clean your showers, bathtubs, drains, faucets, and showerheads to prevent buildup. Promptly address any plumbing issues or concerns to avoid further damage. At EPS Hawaii, our skilled plumbers are equipped to handle installations, maintenance, and repairs for your home’s plumbing system. Trust us to deliver top-notch service in the Oahu and Hawaii Island areas.

Contact EPS Hawaii for Reliable Plumbing Services

If you need assistance with maintaining water pressure or resolving any plumbing issues, rely on EPS Hawaii’s expertise. Our dedicated team is ready to address your plumbing needs promptly and efficiently. Contact us by calling (808) 691-9309 Oahu, (808) 400-8811 Hawaii Island for residents of Hawaii Island. Trust EPS Hawaii for reliable plumbing solutions and exceptional customer service.


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