Fixing a Leaky Shower Faucet

Updated on Monday 08th August 2016

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A leaky shower faucet or a shower head can be both annoying and costly. Beyond the irritating drip, the leaky shower faucet can spoil lots of gallons or liters of water weekly. 

And what’s even worse, a leak on the hot water part of the shower valve can ruin substantial energy because the water heater must constantly work to warm the water being strained needlessly. 

The causes of a leaky shower faucet or shower head presente by our plumbers in London

When water leaks or sprinkles from a shower head, there is a problem with the shower faucet or valve.

In many situations, inner closures are damaged, or parts have become rusty or blocked with hard water residues.

The rubber O-rings and gaskets that close up ties between moving metal fragments deteriorate in time. When they do, the water begins to drip or drizzle.

The plumber in London will fix your leaky shower faucet

When working on shower faucets, the plumber in London will place a piece of cloth in the tub or shower floor underneath the spouts to look after the surfaces and stop small fragments from being plunged down the drain. 

Before opening up a shower valve the water supply must be turned off. In some houses in London, a shut-off valve is positioned in the bathroom, near the shower, or in the cellar. 

If the water must be shut off in the entire house, the plumbers in London will plan and start up consequently.

The next step is to open the bathroom sink faucet to get rid of any water from the pipes nearby. 

There are many kinds of shower faucet controllers and the techniques for repairing the leak will be determined upon them.

After removing the shower handle, the O-rings, seals, and the plane washer at the end of the stem will be replaced by our plumbers in London.

The plumber in London will repair your leaky shower head

In order to fix a leaky shower head, the water suplly must be shut off. You don’t have to worry if there could still be some water left in the pipes, it will be removed instantly by the plumber in London.

The shower head will be then removed by unscrewing it from the pipe. If the shower head is stuck, the plumber will use the pliers or a crescent wrench to detach it. 

As you may notice, the rubber O-ring is often damaged, and that is why you have a leaky shower head.

The next step is to clean out the shower head, particularly if you've observed reduced water flow. If the washer or O-ring looks normal or it is changed, the next step is to wrap the threads on the pipe stem with Teflon tape. 

The final step is to screw the shower head back on by hand-tightening it.

You can contact our London plumbing experts who can repair your leaky shower faucet. Also, you can rely on us for other plumbing services in London.
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