The electric shower in your bathroom is bound to experience a drop in pressure due to a number of reasons with the most common one being long term use. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. I mean, it’d be nice if you got an excellent service from your electric shower for a long period as this gives you the ultimate value for your money.
Since a drop in pressure is an inevitable occurrence, the least you could do is fix it or find a way to deal with it.
This article will help you with ideas on making your electric shower more powerful. Full disclose! It’s a DIY procedure unless you are completely clueless with following simple instructions.
Why pressure drops in your bathroom?
The explanation behind this occurrence is pretty simple; pressure in the shower head relies on the level/height of the water tank feeding the shower. Usually, the water tank is supposed to be as high as possible above the bathroom and if both the tank and the bathroom are on the same floor, the level of water in the tank should be higher up the outlet to the shower. As the level of water drops, so does the pressure in the shower and this explains why people living on the top storey building often face more challenges with water pressure than those living below them. If this is not the problem causing the pressure drop in your shower, then the chances are that it is faulty in which case you may need to replace it.
What to do
The simplest and fastest fix to this problem is replacing your standard shower head with one that is designed to work in low pressure. Alternatively, you can invest in a fully functional water pump to serve your entire home. This is one of the most effective ways to deal with the low pressure problem in your electric shower as well as other areas of the house. The reason is because when you are facing a pressure issue in the bathroom, the chances are that the problem is also spread to the other areas in the home. If you purchase the correct pressure pump for your home, your electric shower will have the power that you desire and what is more, the installation process is usually simple and can be done using DIY knowledge.
Sometimes the issue with water pressure could be only occurring in the bathroom alone and not any other part of the house. If this is the case, the best thing to do is buy a small booster pump for the shower alone. Usually this one is suited to run different shower valves by providing them an extra boost to increase the pressure of water fed into the shower. It is worth noting that this method is pretty expensive as the price of the booster pump is quit high. The booster pump is usually designed to work alongside the gravity plumbing system in your bathroom. Therefore, you need not worry about compatibility.
The drop of pressure in your electric shower is something that will happen at some point in the cause of usage and when it happens, you need to relax knowing that the solution is available and easy to fix. With simple DIY knowledge, you can fix this problem by either replacing the current shower head with a special one adapted for low pressure or buying a water pump. When selecting a water pump, it is always good to establish whether the problem is only in the bathroom or the rest of the house.