Dripping Showerhead: Troubleshooting Low Water Pressure Problems

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There is nothing more annoying than coming home from a long day of work to an awaiting shower, but discovering the water pressure is off. If you cannot enjoy high water pressure, then there’s no point. It’s a standard issue amongst households, though. Don’t stand for a weak shower. Troubleshoot the issue, then call in a professional to solve the problem altogether.

Low-Flow Showerhead?

Often, homeowners purchase the cheapest product they can find in the store. This goes for showerheads, too. We often buy water-restricting showerheads, which are deemed “low-flow.” These showerheads are designed to save you money in the long-run, but will significantly reduce your water pressure.

The fix is easy. Simply swap out the low-flow showerhead for a new model. It’s that simple!


Over time, our showers can grow dirty and accumulate sediment, especially around the showerhead. If this is the case, you may notice the buildup upon closer inspection. Remove the head and let it soak in a bowl of vinegar for up to 8 hours.  If the vinegar does not remove all the sediment, try using a toothpick to poke out the remaining particles.

Curb-Side Main

If you’ve recently purchased a home, chances are you’ll locate little nuances the previous owner left behind. An older couple, for example, may enjoy low water pressure. But you don’t. The curb-side water main, which enters your property from the street, may not be turned completely on. If this is the case, you’ll want to call your water provider. Homeowners are not permitted to tamper with the water main. It’s dangerous and may lead to considerable damage. Call for professional help.

Contact Us

If you suspect low water pressure from your showerhead, contact Whitten Plumbing for prompt service. You can schedule repairs or maintenance by calling 501-607-6596. In fact, you can call us anytime for professional service!