January 01

How To Fix a Leaky Showerhead

A leaky showerhead can be annoying, costly, and a health hazard all at the same time. If your showerhead is dripping and you are tired of it, then you are at the right place. In this brief article, we will guide you through a quick showerhead repair. If this does not resolve your issue, then feel free to call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa to hire a trained plumber. Mr. Rooter Plumbing serves all parts of Tampa and surrounding areas. Call us any time to speak with a friendly representative, get a free price estimate, and schedule a plumbing service or arrange an emergency plumbing repair. Don’t forget to explore our website to find applicable discounts, coupons, and promotional offers.

Why You Should Repair the Showerhead

If you have been pushing off that showerhead repair and are considering ignoring it for longer, then please reconsider. Even if you can shrug off the annoying dripping noise, you cannot avoid the water bills. A drip per second can waste over 2,000 gallons of water every year! Plus, the moisture and wetness from that dripping faucet can introduce mold and mildew growth. That is not something you want in your shower, bathtub, or bathroom! A showerhead repair is easy anyway. If you don’t want to get messy, then consider leaving it to a trained plumber. We can have it repaired in no time. Call now to ask about our pricing.

Repairing the Showerhead

Ready? Start by letting everyone in the house (or business) know you are about to start some plumbing work, because this means you will have to shut off the water for some time. The shut off valve is usually located along the perimeter of your building, most likely on the side facing the street.

Next, remove the showerhead from the shower hose. This is usually as simple as unscrewing it. At worst, you might need some pliers or a wrench to untighten it. Be careful NOT to lose the rubber washer or other components as you remove the showerhead.

With the showerhead removed, you can give it a little wash. Soak it in a bucket or container of white vinegar for about half an hour. In the meantime, check the rubber washer and other components for dirt and grime. If the washer is worn or damaged, then you should replace it with a new one.

All done. You can now put the washer and components in place and attach the showerhead again. Be certain that all components are in place before turning on the water and testing the showerhead for leaks and operation.

Need Professional Assistance?

Plumbing work is not everyone’s cup of tea. If you prefer to leave this work to an experienced and trained plumber, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa. We offer showerhead installations, replacements, and repairs. We also offer leak detection and leak repair services. Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa any time to speak with a friendly professional. We are happy to schedule a convenient appointment or arrange an emergency dispatch today.

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