E-Z Fix to Drop in Shower Pressure

E-Z Fix to Drop in Shower Pressure

March 25, 2014 10:56 pm

home inspection water pressure As Western New York’s premier home and commercial property inspection company, we have seen our share of old and tired plumbing.  And, I am pretty sure we have all experienced the dreaded drop in water pressure when someone flushes the toilet while showering.

There is a fix so simple you will kick yourself for not thinking of it sooner.  Here’s how…

  • In almost all cases you will find a water shut-off valve under the toilet tank.  Usually, this valve is fully open, allowing water to rush into the tank and causing the water pressure to drop.
  •  Close the valve to ¼ or ½ open; water will flow slower to the toilet tank and the drop in water pressure at the shower will be significantly reduced.

The result, of course, is a more relaxing shower and fewer third degree burns from a spike in the water temperature.

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