Causes of low Water Pressure

There are many reasons why a home may have low water pressure. Learn about a few alternative ways to improve water pressure in a home.
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Showerhead
The showerhead has a screen inside that can get clogged by mineral deposit build-up.

showerhead can get clogged by mineral deposits

showerhead can get clogged by mineral deposits

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Solution: Remove the showerhead and then remove the screen. Using a small toothbrush, clean the mineral deposits from the screen or use a cleaner specifically for removing mineral deposits.

Sink
Mineral deposit build-up can clog the aerator in a sink.

Solution: Remove the aerator by unscrewing it from the faucet. Using a small toothbrush, clean the mineral deposits from the screen or use a cleaner specifically for removing mineral deposits.

Shut-off Valve
Mineral deposit build-up can clog a shut-off valve.

Solution: Unscrew the stem from the valve, then clean out the valve using a small toothbrush.

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