Fixing Low Water Pressure in a Faucet

If your bathtub faucet water pressure has decreased, it could be caused by the low water pressure. It can be frustrating as you cannot determine why the problem exists. There are many causes that can contribute to low water pressure, but luckily you can solve this problem of your bathtub faucet. Here are the steps on how to do it.

You will need:

  1. Pliers.
  2. Vinegar.
  3. Soapy water.


  1. First, remove the attachments that you have on your faucets such as the sprinkler systems and a faucet adapter. Remove any type of limescale and blockage by cleaning your faucet attachments using a cup of white vinegar. Clean the faucet attachments thoroughly with the vinegar and then rinse them with warm water.
  2. Then, adjust the water pressure regulator to increase pressure in the faucets. The regulator has a bell shape and usually located above the ground which is near the plumbing that enters your house. Turn the pressure adjustment stem, which is attached to the regulator. There is a cylindrical shape, which is needed to turn clockwise to increase the water pressure.
  3. Next, check the aerator on your faucets to check for blockage. Unscrew the aerator from the faucet mouth using a plier. Clean away the debris with soapy waters then rinse thoroughly before screwing it back onto the faucet. Check the water pressure afterward.

Additional Reading:

The Everything Fix- It Book: From Clogged Drains and Gutters, to Leaky Faucets and Toilets–All You Need to Get the Job Done (Everything: Sports and Hobbies)

Architectural Fixtures and Hardware: From Faucets to Flooring, Storage to Staircases, the Finest Interior Details for the Home