Tips For Dealing With Poor Water Pressure

Have you noticed that the water coming out of your faucets is lacking the pressure that it once had? If so, you'll likely want to figure out how to fix the problem and restore the water pressure to how it once was. Here are some things you could try to fix water pressure issues throughout your home.

Bathroom and Kitchen Faucets

Water pressure can be affected by the type of faucet that that water is coming out of. Two of those faucets that are easy to fix on your own is your bathroom and kitchen faucets. These typically have an aerator on them, which restricts how much water comes out of the faucet to reduce water usage. However, these screens on the aerator can easily become clogged over the years.

You will need to unscrew the aerator and clean it to remove any debris that could make water pressure poor. Consider soaking the aerator in white vinegar so that all the debris loosens, and then rinse it out under water.


A shower head can easily become clogged due to deposits in the water. In order to figure out if this is the problem, try removing the shower head and see if the water coming out of the pipe is flowing out full force or with low water pressure. If the water pressure is fine, you know it's the actual shower head.

You can also clean a shower head with white vinegar, but it's harder to do because it's so big. You'll need to fill up a bag, place it on the showerhead with it in the down position, and then secure it in place with tape so that it doesn't fall off. That should be enough to loosen debris and get water flowing again. You can also just buy a new shower head if that is easier.


Is your toilet taking an unusually long time to fill up after you flush? If so, it could be due to a broken fill valve. The part is an easy one to replace, since it only will cost a couple dollars and can be swapped out in a few minutes. Buy one at a home improvement superstore, and the follow the directions on the package for how to replace it.

If you do these things and water pressure still has not been restored, contact a local plumber, like Roto-Rooter, for assistance. They can investigate the problem further and come up with a solution.