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How to Avoid Water Pressure Loss in Your Shower

How to Avoid Water Pressure Loss in Your Shower

If you have ever taken a shower and noticed a sudden drop in water pressure, it can be quite annoying. There are a few things that can cause water pressure loss in your shower, but luckily there are also a few things you can do to avoid it! Keep reading to learn more.


One of the most common causes of water pressure loss is a leak. Even small leaks can cause a significant drop in water pressure, so it’s important to check for any leaks in your shower before taking a shower.

Mineral Buildup

Another common cause of water pressure loss is mineral buildup. Over time, minerals can build up in your pipes and reduce the flow of water. You can avoid this by using a filter or softener system to remove minerals from your water supply.

Clogged Showerhead

Another common cause of water pressure loss is a clogged showerhead. If your showerhead is clogged, it can restrict the flow of water and cause a drop in water pressure. You can avoid this by regularly cleaning your showerhead. 

How to Clean a Showerhead

If your showerheads are starting to look a little grimy, it’s time for a cleaning! Here’s how to clean your showerheads and keep them looking like new:

1. Unscrew the showerhead from the water pipe.

2. Place the showerhead in a bowl or sink filled with distilled vinegar.

3. Let the showerhead soak in the vinegar for at least 30 minutes.

4. Use an old toothbrush to scrub away any remaining dirt or grime.

5. Rinse the showerhead thoroughly with water.

6. Screw the showerhead back onto the water pipe and enjoy your newly clean shower!

Diverter Valve Troubles 

This important component is responsible for directing water from your home’s main supply line to your shower head. Over time, however, diverter valves can become clogged or damaged, which can lead to significant reductions in water pressure.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to avoid problems with your diverter valve and keep your shower’s water pressure strong. First, be sure to have the valve checked regularly by a professional plumber. This will help ensure that any potential problems are caught early on and repaired before they cause major damage.

Call Titan Plumbing

While you can check these issues on your own, some of them will require the help of a professional plumber. When you need help with any plumbing issue in your home, give Titan Plumbing a call. We offer same-day services at an affordable price and reliable tech. Call us today at 630-907-9655.

If you have been experiencing a loss in water pressure, it is important to take the necessary steps to correct the issue as soon as possible. By following the tips we have outlined in this blog post, you can help ensure that your shower remains functioning properly and provides you with the comfortable experience you deserve.

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