- On May 23, 2017
Low water pressure in your home can be a frustrating ordeal. It might be impossible to water your garden while someone else is taking a shower. But low water pressure in your home can be of many types. If you experience low water pressure in most of the faucets or water outlets in your home then it the pipe in the main water supply might be damaged. Or, if the faucet in your kitchen meekly spouts water while the rest of the taps jet out high pressure water then that particular pipe must be clogged. But one of the major places that have low water pressure is the bathroom. Everyone enjoys taking a revitalizing shower in high pressure water and having their toilet tanks fill up quickly. But here are some ways that you can fix low water pressure in your bathroom to ensure that you don’t have to feel the frustrations of weak showers and tedious tub fill ups.
Have your pipes cleaned or replaced
In high humidity places like Singapore, the excessive moisture in the air can cause rust to develop more often in the pipes, caused blockage in the flow of water. A clogged pipe that cause by low water pressure is an everyday problem. When the pipes are cleaned, the water flow can be restored to its high pressure. But if the pipes in your bathroom are particularly rusty then you should have them replaced.
Clean out your aerator and shower head
In your bathroom, if the sink faucet spouts water weakly then you should have its aerator checked and cleaned or replaced. The buildup of dirt and sediment in the faucet can prevent water from spouting at full force.
If the water from the shower head doesn’t do a proper job of spouting water, then you should get the shower head cleaned or replaced. Similar to the faucet and the aerator, sediment and dirt can lodge onto the shower head and become clogged.
Check for leaks
Adjust the water pressure regulator
Have your plumber check the regulator located on the house’s main water valve. This will just need a quick adjustment to ensure the restoration of the water pressure.
If none of these apply then it’s time for a plumbing consultation!