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Remember taking a shower and realizing how great the water feels against your skin?
With a soothing flow of water going down your back, through your hair and down your legs… there’s no doubt that the feeling is great!
If you’ve been showering or any length of time, it becomes clear when something’s up with the pressure. In this guide, I’ve put together a guide explaining how to increase water pressure in your shower.
There’s SIX different methods which can resolve your low water pressure. Most of these methods won’t be needing specialized skills. As you read towards the second half of the methods, it may be wise to hire a plumber. If you’re confident, let’s get things started and fix your showers water pressure!
Diagnosing Low Water Pressure
- Method ONE is to unscrew the shower head and place a one gallon jug over the shower arm. Turn the water on to full and get a timer to count how long it takes for the gallon jug to fill completely. For example, if you start the timer and the jug fills to the top in exactly ONE minute, that’s ONE gallon per minute. If it fills in 30 seconds, that’s TWO gallons per minute.
- Method TWO is to screw the shower head back on and get a 5 gallon bucket. Make sure the bucket has one, two, and three gallon marketing. Turn the shower head on and time it for exactly ONE minute. After one minute, turn the water off and place the bucket on the ground. See how much water is in the bucket using the markings you drew earlier. If you got 1.5 gallons in the one minute time, that means your shower head is outputting 1.5 gallons per minute.
6 Ways to Increase Water Pressure In Shower
Below I’ve outlined the 6 ways you can increase your shower heads pressure. Starting with the easiest and moving toward the more invasive methods.