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Most homes that have poor shower pressure have a water supply tank mounted, either on the hot water tank itself, or in the roof space, or they have a pressure reducing valve supplying water to the hot water cylinder. In rare cases the hot water pipe work is too small. There are several methods of increasing the hot water pressure at the shower.


  1. Change the shower mixer $350 to 500 $ approx, depending if the wall lining has to come off, most times it does not.
  2. Change the shower rose. $25 to 100 approx


The method chosen is dependent on how much water you want at the shower, how much it costs to do that, and what is possible. To find out which is best requires a plumber look at the situation, and list the best options depending on your budget.




Update your tub and shower with a new temperature controlled valve. From $350 (installed)


  1.    Replace water guzzling toilets with more efficient models
  2.    Repair faucet leaks! 1 drip per second wastes 10,000L of water a year
  3.    Fully load your dishwasher before using it
If you think you have a water leak in your home. Turn off all the taps. Monitor you water meter for 5 to 10 minutes. If the meter has moved in that time you do have a leak somewhere in your plumbing system.

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