: Please advise of low water pressure. I have called the water department and they have checked the pressure outside which is ok. The pressure out of our bathroom and kitchen faucets is ok. The pressure out of the shower head and the utility room are very slow. It takes about 15 mins to fill up my washing machine. Help!! Could it be because our home was built in the 70's and sediment or rust could have come loose in one of the pipes?
The same pipe that supplies the bathroom and kitchen faucet also supplys the shower and utility room. Take the shower head off the shower supply tube by unscrewing it, and then turn on the shower. Do you have lots of pressure now? Good. Take it apart and you'll see a very fine screen in it.Clean it. Soak the shower head in vinegar. Put it back on. If it gets clogged again in a few days, repeat. The utility room has a fine screen also. Remove it, clean it and use wisely.