When you visit a hotel or a friend's house and enjoy a powerful, high-pressure shower, do you return home feeling disappointed that your own feels more like a gentle rain? High-pressure showers are certainly enjoyable at the end of a long day or when you need to wake up in the morning. Luckily, this is a luxury you can enjoy if you follow one or more of the tips below.
Clean your shower head.
The reason your shower is not high-pressure may just be that the shower head has become clogged with mineral buildup. This happens slowly over time, so you may not have noticed your shower becoming less and less powerful over the years. This buildup is easier to remove than you might imagine. You can either use limescale remover, which is sold at most grocery and home goods stores, or you can use white vinegar. Fill a sturdy ziplock bag with the cleaner of your choice, and then attach it with a rubber band to your shower head. Make sure the shower head is fully immersed in the cleaner.
Let this mixture sit for about 2 hours if you're using a commercial cleaner, and overnight if you're using vinegar. Then, remove the bag and turn on the shower. The water will rinse the loosened minerals out of the water jets, and your shower will feel more forceful.
Install an aerating shower head.
If your shower head is pretty new and you're sure mineral deposits are not to blame, your next best bet is to replace the shower head itself. You can find ones made specifically to deliver a more powerful stream of water. They feature what is called an aerator, which adds air to the water to make the jets feel more pressurized without actually using extra water.
You can usually remove your existing shower head just by unscrewing it. Then, screw the new aerating shower head into place.You can also hire a professional who specializes in plumbing repair do it for you.
Install a pressure tank.
Is the pressure low at all of the faucets in your home--not just the shower? Your municipal water supply may just have a low pressure, in which case, cleaning or replacing your shower head will have minimal effect. Instead, you should hire a plumber to install a device called a pressure tank. This device will be placed in your basement near the main water pipe that leads into your home. It will fill with water and then eject the water more forcefully when you turn on your shower or a faucet.
You don't have to continue to deal with low-pressure showers. Take the steps above, and you can have a forceful, lively shower every day.Share
14 July 2017
Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Heather, and a few years ago, my partner and I got a very cheap property up in the mountains practically in the middle of nowhere. I knew we had to build, but there were many elements that I overlooked. I never even considered the idea that we wouldn't be connected to a town sewer system for example. However, I learned quickly as we built our septic tank. Through the process, I also researched a lot of alternatives to ensure we got the perfect septic system for our needs. If you are building on a new property and you don't have the option of sewer, this blog has everything you need to know about septic systems. I truly love to help others, and I hope these posts help you.