Taking a shower should be an invigorating, luxury experience allowing you to refresh yourself before you set out for the morning or relax after a hard day. It can be somewhat frustrating though, if you decide to take a shower and very little water comes out of the shower head. When something of this nature occurs it’s always good to have some knowledge of what might be causing this and it is even better if you have the solution to the problem.
The first thing to do is to look at what type of hot water system you have in place within your home. If you have a gravity fed hot water system installed, the actual pressure to all outlets might be very low and the lack of pressure can cause very little or no water to flow through the shower head.
Although in most households if low water pressure occurs it is generally found across all outlets. So checking all taps and water facilities throughout the house is a must. If the pressure is fine everywhere else, you may need to check the shower head itself for any obstructions.
The main causes of low water pressure are either due to water mains that are too small, inadequate pumping facilities or a reduction in pressure due to any leakages, blocked pipes or equipment failure.
If you have established that low water pressure is actually the cause, then you may want to look into the installation of a shower pump. A shower pump can make a dramatic difference to the performance of your shower unit. This creates a powerful, invigorating showering experience. If you do decide upon the installation of a shower pump you must ensure that you have a system that can store large amounts of water as the pump can deliver litres of blended water per minute, draining an average sized heating cylinder very quickly indeed!
Suited to low pressure systems, power showers are a fantastic, reliable option for providing an outstanding flow rate of up to 14 litres per minute - coupled with manual temperature control. So if you are having trouble with low pressure affecting your showering experience you can consider the power shower option for your bathroom.
Why not book a consultation now, with one of our trained showroom experts who can guide you through our products and provide great advice for your new bathroom installation.