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Everyone knows that the shower is an essential part of the bathroom. It provides a place to get clean, but it can also be a relaxing oasis at the end of a long day. However, showers are also susceptible to a variety of problems, from leaking faucets to cracked tiles. When these problems arise, it's important to know when to call a professional plumber. In addition, plumbers can help prevent future problems by performing regular maintenance on your shower. As a result, calling a plumber when you have shower problems is the best way to ensure that your shower stays in good working order.


Signs That Your Shower Is In Need of Some TLC

Because of daily use and the nature of their work, showers are prone to a variety of problems. Here we take a look at some do-it-yourself measures you can take to deal with these.

Showerheads eventually wear out or become clogged with lime deposits. When this happens, showerheads generally do a very poor job of spraying and look like something alien that has grown out of the wall.

Here are the most common things that go wrong with a shower and how to repair them. 

Leaks in the Shower Head

Leaks or leaking may mean that the showerhead valve no longer may have a good seal to turn off the shower properly. Leakage is a serious issue that may cause significant harm to the bathroom.


Low Water Pressure

A blocked shower, a broken mix valve, a closed valve, a leaky pipe, or even a defective water heater can contribute to poor water pressure.

Limescale buildup on the showerhead is a typical cause of a momentary drop in water pressure. Descaling the showerhead helps restore the usual water flow rate in this scenario. However, in other cases, a more permanent remedy is necessary. 

Purchasing a home booster pump is one such approach. The home booster pump is an adjustable and effective solution to low flow showers, with an intelligent monitor system that can counterbalance any loss of water pressure.


Random Jets of Boiling Water

Someone flushes the toilet somewhere else in the house, and the cold water used to regulate the hot water in your showers runs away to complete the flush, leaving you with burning hot water. 

Installing high-efficiency toilets is one method to avoid this uncomfortable condition. By lowering the amount of cold water required to flush the toilet, the shower has enough cold water to balance the hot water while another person flushes the toilet.


Noisy Showerhead 

The noise of the water jets should be broken only by your heavenly singing voice. A noisy shower isn’t a major issue—a few minutes of effort should get you back into a nice relaxing shower. Each component must be firmly fixed to the wall, and water pipes must be affixed with brackets. The problem should be corrected after the blanking plugs have been put into spare inlet connections.


Some Basic Tips 

First, check the showerhead to see if it is loose or leaking. If so, simply tighten it or replace the showerhead. Next, check the shower curtain to see if it is mouldy or mildewed. If so, throw it away and replace it with a new one. Finally, check the shower floor to see if there are any cracks or holes.

If so, repair them with caulk or grout. By taking these simple steps, you can ensure that your shower is in top condition and that you’ll be able to enjoy a refreshing shower every day. Because your shower is served by a complicated system of pipes and pumps, there isn’t usually a single straightforward fix.

When to call a professional explore our services

Are you standing in the shower and feeling less than refreshed? What do you do when your shower stops working? If it’s a minor issue like the water just not getting hot enough, you might be able to fix it yourself.

But if it’s something more serious – like the water stopping altogether – you’ll need to call in a professional plumber. And trust us, that’s definitely something you want to do sooner rather than later because nothing is more frustrating than trying to take a shower and not being able to!

If you’re having trouble deciding whether or not to call a plumber, give us a call. We can help assess the situation and ensure that your shower is up and running as soon as possible. 

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