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Shower Head & Hose

Sediment from your pipes, water heater, hard water build up, and water from the city supply can block the spray holes of a shower head and clog up the shower hose, making it difficult to have a proper shower with the water pressure at a discomforting low.

Water pressure can be especially affected by a leaking, cracked or broken shower head and hose, or a shower head caked with limescale build up:

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A new shower head and/or hose is needed if you are experiencing
one or more of the following common problem(s):

  • Low water pressure to no water in shower

  • Low water pressure after changing shower knobs

  • Sudden loss of shower pressure

  • No shower pressure

  • Low hot water pressure in shower head only

  • No water pressure from the shower but sink taps work

  • No shower but tub faucets work

What can you do?

First Step: Check sink taps for water pressure. If you have pressure everywhere else but the shower, you may just have a clogged up shower head to clean.

Next Step: Take the shower head apart and clean all the parts. Often the spray holes of the shower head get clogged up with limescale build up. Submerge the shower head in limescale cleaner and let sit for 2-3 minutes. Carefully scrub off the build up.

Last Step: Replace the shower head and/or hose if cleaning with a limescale remover doesn't improve the shower pressure.  If the hose has a leak, then only the hose needs replacing, and not the head.

Replacing a Shower Head and/or Hose is a tenants cost and responsibility, much like other house expenses such as toilet paper, dish soap and light bulbs.

Any tools or equipment that you need (other than the shower head or hose) can be purchased at any home hardware store, including B&Q, Homebase, Wickes, and local independent stores. Keep receipts for reimbursement.

How do I Replace a Shower Head or Hose?

Find out how with these easy step by step instructions and videos:

How Do I Fix the Shower Water Pressure?

Replacing a shower head will most often fix the water pressure problems you may be having. See this video for more helpful tips on how to fix shower water pressure: 

Here are some Useful Tips:

ALL REPLACEMENT FITTINGS ARE UNIVERSAL for shower heads and hoses, and can be purchased at any local hardware store, such as B&Q, Homebase, Wickes.

Try filling a plastic bag with vinegar, tying the top of the bag around the top of the showerhead and submerging it overnight in the vinegar to loosen and clear scale.

Take a picture of the problem and bring it with you to the hardware store to show the store representative for fast help and advice.

Go to Bathroom Mold&Mildew to trouble shoot and/or resolve any mold & mildew problems that may arise from moisture and dampness caused by leaks.

Go to Bathroom Damp&Leaks to trouble shoot and/or resolve any problems that may arise from moisture and dampness caused by leaks.


Need Further Assistance?

To report any damage or need for repairs, please provide a full description of the maintenance issue when filling in your online Maintenance Report form.

Once you have submitted a report, an Arrive Homes representative will be in contact with you shortly.