Something that is bound to make your shower less peaceful is a showerhead making all sorts of terrible noises while you’re trying to either wake up for the morning or wash the grime of the day away. Noises aren’t always a disaster, however. If your showerhead sounds like it’s revving up, this could be an issue with your water pressure.
Clean Your Showerhead
If the sound disappears when you remove the showerhead and run the water, then you can easily deduct that your showerhead is the problem. It can become clogged with sediment or wear out. But this can be fixed! Tie a plastic bag with cleaner around your showerhead with a rubber band to hold it in place. Make sure there’s enough cleaning solution in the bag to cover the whole showerhead. You can use white vinegar and water for this, or any sort of cleaner labeled for this use. After several hours, use a scrubber or a toothbrush to scrub the showerhead, removing any extra build-up that may be blocking the holes. If this doesn’t do the trick, then you might need to replace your showerhead altogether.
If the water pressure in your home is too high, it could make loud noises as it travels through your pipes. High water pressure can also cause leaks or breakage in your pipes if not addressed. At the pressure regulating valve, you can check your home’s water pressure with a water pressure gauge. You can find this inexpensive device at a hardware store. Recommended water pressure is 60 PSI (pounds per square inch), and should never exceed 75 PSI. If you see that the pressure surpasses this, call a professional immediately to fix the valve or replace it. These valves will wear out over time and need to be replaced.
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