January 01

How to Fix a Stuck Showerhead

With the modern high-pressure rainfall showerhead, most homeowners are upgrading from the old, calcified showerhead. However, before you can enjoy a relaxing, high-pressure shower, you need to remove it to create room for the upgrade. If the old showerhead doesn’t budge, no matter how hard you try or the tool you use, you should consider getting in touch with Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa for quality plumbing repair service. Our experienced and well-equipped plumber can quickly remove and replace the stuck showerhead, alleviating any inconvenience.

If you prefer a more hands-on approach, we can provide you with pertinent information to get the job done, with minimum damage to the surrounding. Some of the tools you’ll need include a tarp, wrench, plumber’s tape, vinegar, a gallon bag, and steel wool. Once you have everything required, you can get started on removing and replacing your showerhead. Here are some things to consider for effective showerhead fixing and maintenance.

Bathtub and Other Bathroom Fixtures

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa, we believe that the first step to replacing a shower head or any other fixture is to prepare the surrounding area. This involves turning off the water supply to prevent any surprises. The tarp should be properly laid in your bathtub, preventing falling metal and rust shavings from scratching your tub or creating a mess. Once you have protected your tub and other fixture from damage, you can remove the old or damaged showerhead.

Remove the Old Showerhead

If the showerhead doesn’t show any signs of coming off easily, then you should pick up your pliers or wrench. Wrapping plumbers tape around the teeth of the wrench reduces the amount of mineral, rust or metal shavings dropping during the replacement process. It also preserves your showerhead in case you want to use it elsewhere.

Suppose the showerhead doesn’t budge even after using vinegar to eat away the minerals and rust. In that case, our plumber in Odessa, FL is equipped with cutting-edge equipment, guaranteeing nothing but exceptional plumbing repair service. Since not everyone has access to such tools or prefers handling repairs on their own, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa can ensure you have a properly installed showerhead.

Clean the Shower Pipe

Once your showerhead has been removed, you should take this opportunity to clean the pipe threads. A plumber can provide the proper cleaning procedure to alleviate corrosion issues in the future and increase the durability of the new showerhead. Steel wool can effectively scrub the mineral deposits and rust off the pipe, ensuring that every inch of the showerhead pipe is free of rust or any other destructive agents.

The clean pipe should be wrapped with a plumber’s tape to prevent leaks. After ensuring that everything has been properly installed, you can test the showerhead for leaks or poor fitting before cleaning the bathtub. If you detect showerhead leaks, you need to onboard a professional plumber. With years of providing quality plumbing repair service, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa has a team of trained experts ready you replace and fix any showerhead-related problem. Contact us today and schedule an appointment with the experts.

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