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Low Water Pressure In The Shower? How To Check For A Clogged Shower Head

Clogged shower heads are pretty annoying when you start to experience low water pressure in the shower. Fortunately, this is an issue that can be addressed with a few short steps (and rarely requires replacement).

Check For A Clogged Shower Head

Minerals in hard water, often calcium, can build up inside the shower head. As these minerals accumulate, you can experience low water pressure.

Calcium likes to stick on the rubber nozzles of your shower head and on the inside of the shower arm or shower hose. When it does, you'll notice low water pressure. Better to get ahead of the issue and give your shower head a deep clean!

How to check for a clogged shower head

  • Check to see if your shower head has mineral deposits. This looks like white gunk on the sprayer.

  • If your shower head has rubber nozzles, you can try to break up the mineral deposits with your hand. While the water is running through the shower head, use a finger or your thumb and rub the small rubber nozzles where the water is coming out. If the gunk comes off and more water flows from your shower head, you've solved the mystery and fixed it yourself.

  • If you don't have a rubber shower head or scrubbing it didn't do the trick, you'll need to remove the shower head to clean it, and possibly the shower arm or hose.

Is a clogged shower head the problem? If it is, then keep on reading. If not, then click here to explore other sources of low water pressure in the shower.

What to Do if Your Shower Head Is Clogged

You should be able to fix the problem yourself by following the troubleshooting steps. If your shower head is still not working as you'd like, you might want to consider other possible issues and purchase a new one.

NOTE: This content is for informational purposes only, and HomeX and its affiliates disclaim all liability related to it. If you decide to perform any tasks based on this information, you assume all risks, including the risk of loss or damage to property or personal injury.

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