January 01

5 Reasons Your Shower Makes a Squealing Noise

There is no good reason your shower should be squealing or screaming at you while you try to clean up. The key word here is "good." There are, however, many reasons why it may make noises. Your friends here at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa are here to clear things up – literally and metaphorically. In this article, we will go over some of the common causes of this disruptive noise. We are also your source for reliable and affordable plumbing repair. If you have had enough of those bothersome squealing and squeaking noises, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa to have an experienced plumber get at the root of the issue. Our live representatives are on standby to take your call.

The Showerhead

Is the noise coming from the showerhead? It might be clogged or outright broken. Sediment and mineral buildup in the showerhead can form if you do not have a filtration system. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa offers whole-house filtration systems so that you don’t have to worry about such issues. If your showerhead is clogged, then unscrew it and give it a good scrubbing before soaking it in a bucket or container of distilled white vinegar. If you don’t want to remove the showerhead, you can fill a bag with the vinegar and attach the bag to the showerhead with some rubber bands. Let it soak for half an hour. If this doesn’t work, then you might want to replace the showerhead after testing the following other causes.

Clogged Pipes

Again, sediments can clog your plumbing fixtures and a filtration system can help. If your showerhead pipes are clogged, then remove the showerhead and get in there with a drain snake. If you don’t have a drain snake, then unravel a clothes hanger for a makeshift drain snake.

Worn or Broken Diverter Valve

The diverter valve is what controls the flow of water to the showerhead versus the tub faucet. It’s usually a knob you turn or pull. This valve can wear out over time, and a worn or damaged can make an annoying noise. Turn on the water and toggle the diverter valve. If the noise changes when you play with the diverter valve, then you will have to replace it.

Faulty Shower Cartridge

The shower cartridge is found within the faucet assembly and difficult to access. If you can get to it, then try replacing it. If you prefer to have a trained plumber take care of this, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa to hire one.

High Water Pressure

Residential water pressure should be between 45 and 75 psi. If your water pressure is too high, then it might be straining your pipes, valves, showerhead, and other plumbing fixtures. This issue can cause a wide range of problems. Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa to have a qualified plumber diagnose and resolve this issue. Our live representatives are always ready to take your call and arrange an urgent dispatch. We are also happy to schedule a convenient appointment.

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