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4 Common Shower Problems and How to Fix Them

We all love a nice, relaxing shower at the end of a day of hard work. Therefore, it’s understandable to be frustrated whenever your shower isn’t working properly. To ensure that you will be able to get your shower in proper working order quickly, take a look at the four most common shower problems and how you can fix them. 

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Poor Water Pressure

The most common cause for a sudden decrease in water pressure is a buildup of limescale on the showerhead. If that’s the case, the problem can be resolved by cleaning the showerhead with a descaling product or with white vinegar. If the problem persists after the showerhead has been cleaned, it may be time to consider a more permanent solution, such as investing in a water booster pump. 

Clogged Drain 

Let’s face it; you do a lot of grooming in the shower. Not only are you washing your body, but you’re also washing your hair, shaving, and maybe even bathing your household pets. All of this activity can clog your shower’s drains. Depending on the severity of the clog, you may be able to unclog the drain on your own by flushing the drain with hot water and baking soda. If that doesn’t work, enlist the help of a residential plumber in Westminster, MD to resolve the problem for you. 

Fluctuating Water Temperatures 

While you’re enjoying your shower, you’re suddenly met with scalding hot water or freezing cold water. There are multiple possible causes for fluctuations in water temperature; but, one of the most common causes is a malfunctioning pressure-balance valve. Your pressure-balance valves open and close depending on the water flow in your plumbing system. When it malfunctions, it’s best to have a professional plumber fix it for you.


A loud shower can turn a normally relaxing shower into an irritating experience. Excessive noise coming from your shower can be caused by an unsecured unit or a compromised mixing valve. To resolve the problem, make sure your shower unit is secured with brackets. If the unit is secured, you can try adjusting the mixing valve. Be aware that over correcting a mixing valve can lead to scalding hot water, so start with small adjustments. 

Having Problems With Your Shower?

If you’re experiencing problems with your shower, have Michael Runk Plumbing & Heating fix it for you. From simple clogs to extensive damages, we have experience fixing it all. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. 

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