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How do I get around low water pressure?

donallen90
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How do I get around low water pressure?

Hi - we are in a rented house with low water pressure. Are there any shower heads that can improve water pressure?

EricL
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Re: How do I get around low water pressure

Hello @donallen90

 

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your question about improving the water pressure in your shower.

 

If your shower head is old and is clogged up with calcium build-up, it may be time to replace your shower head. I recommend the Estilo Single Function Ball Joint Shower. It's rated with a maximum water flow of 9 litres a minute. I find that the simpler the showerhead, the better the flow of water. 

 

However, we can't discount the possibility that the pressure in your house is just low. I recommend going around the house and testing the water pressure in other areas of your house from the kitchen to the laundry. If you find that the water pressure is steady in all areas, it would be safe to conclude that it should be the same for your shower.

 

If you need more advice or information, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

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donallen90
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Re: How do I get around low water pressure

Hi Eric

 

Thanks for your response. Sorry I wasn't clear, we have low water pressure throughout the house, I was really wondering if the supposed low water pressure showerheads make any difference.

 

Cheers

 

Don

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EricL
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Re: How do I get around low water pressure

Hi @donallen90

 

My apologies for the miscommunication. One other avenue you can check is checking with your neighbours and see if they have low pressure in their house. If they have the same problem, then the entire area might have low pressure. You may also formally bring it up with the property manager. They can organize a plumber to visit your house and see if there is anything they can do to increase the pressure.

 

Using low-pressure showerheads restrict the flow of water. If it says maximum water flow 7.5 litres it severely limits the flow of water even if you have good water pressure. I suggest that if you change your shower head look carefully at the water flow rating indicated on the packaging. What you are looking for is a showerhead with a maximum flow of 9 litres a minute.

 

If you need further assistance, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

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