How can I fix the slow water flow in my shower?
Here is my problem. I live in an old house with old plumbing. Rust particles slowly clog up my faucets and shower severely reducing water flow. I'm used to replacing screens and Hot/Cold water valves periodically. However, I'm in a real pickle with the shower.
Water flow has been severely reduced adding nearly ten minutes to my showering time. I switched out the valves in the Hot/Cold taps Tuesday, flushing out the pipes of rust before putting in the new valves. I thought I had solved the problem, but I haven't. Water flow is still almost non-existent.
I checked to see if it was the shower head or flex hose up to the pipe, but everything is fine. I even checked to see if there was an obstruction inside the plumbing using a wire hanger doubling as an auger, but that is okay, as well. I'm stumped. I don't know if I should check to see if the new valves are plugged up again or to just call a plumber. Any suggestions or other ideas?