Many Yucaipa and Redlands property owners are familiar with the noise of a dripping showerhead, specifically during the night! You can fix your leaking shower head. You need not be a plumbing professional to do so. If you can handle pliers and a wrench, than you have the abilities to fix this extremely frustrating issue (and pricey!) issue yourself. Aside from the nuisance of the problem you can waste hundreds of gallons of water a month with a leaking showerhead.
Leaking showerheads are really much easier to handle than leaking faucets. Typically times it is just an issue of replacing an old showerhead. Look to see if the showerhead is fractured, rusted or merely looks too old. It is easy to unscrew it and get a replacement one at a house renovation store. This is actually not a bad thing because newer showerheads are more efficient which conserves on water and the water expenses.
If the showerhead does not seem too old or in bad condition, than ensure that it simply has not become loose. Use a wrench to tighten it. Turn gently clockwise till it is tight; do not over tighten up as it might split the water pipe the showerhead is attached too.
If the showerhead appears good, and it’s not loose from the pipe, than it is time to take the showerhead off and examine it to see exactly what else could be causing the trouble. So unscrew the showerhead with some pliers or a plumbing’s wrench. Turn the showerhead counter clockwise. We likewise recommend you cover the head with a towel so that the pliers don’t damages or mess up the finish on it.
With the head off there is a washer inside of it. This is likely the cause of the leak as it has run-down or broken and is no longer an effective seal and water can get through it and then you have a leak. Change the washer with an identical one from the hardware shop, screw the showerhead back on and test if the trouble is fixed. Because you have the head off as well as since you most likely went to the hardware shop to get a replacement washer, put some plumbers tape on the threads of the pipe before screwing the head back in location. You can pick up this tape at the same shop and the help at the shop can show you how you can use the tape to the pipeline. This is extra safety against a leakage.
Changing the washer in the showerhead, or changing the showerhead itself, typically resolves the problem. However if you have actually attempted both and you still have a leakage, than it is time to hire a professional plumbing technician and they can resolve the concern.