Troubleshooting Plumbing & Shower Pressure

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There are several different reasons you may be experiencing lower than normal shower pressure, including a clogged line. Find out about troubleshooting plumbing and shower pressure with help from a foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hello, everyone, I'm Joshua Clement, and today I'm going to talk to you about trouble shooting plumbing and shower pressure. There's several different that could cause your water pressure in your shower to go wrong. We're going to hit on a couple of those today. The first thing you want to check is your shut off valves. Make sure that they haven't been knocked to the off position a little bit because that will cut down a lot of your water pressure. Next is located on most the sides of shut off valves, there's a little cap here. If you remove that cap, you can see how the water pressure is coming out of the line. Make sure that it's flowing good through your shut off. Make sure there's not a mineral buildup in here that is shutting down your line and causing just a little bit of water to flow through there. You want to have a good flow through this hole right here. Next, you also want to check your water heater. Make sure that your water heater isn't all corroded and filled with sediment. That will cut down on the water flow to your shower. You also might want to check your shower head, make sure it's not corroded with a lot of calcium that will also cut down on the water flow through your shower. If you ignore the low water pressure through your shower, this could cause some problems down the line. It could actually cause your pipe to explode or burst because of all the buildup inside your lines or your water heater. Thank you all for watching, and good luck with this project.


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