Lots of Folsom property owners are familiar with the noise of a leaking showerhead, specifically at evening! You can repair your leaking shower head. You need not be a plumbing expert to do so. If you can manage pliers and a wrench, than you have the skills to fix this extremely aggravating issue (and pricey!) trouble yourself. Aside from the hassle of the issue you can lose hundreds of gallons of water a month with a leaking showerhead.
Leaking showerheads are actually simpler to handle than leaking faucets. Oftentimes it is just an area of replacing an old showerhead. Examine to see if the showerhead is broken, rusted or simply looks really old. It is easy to unscrew it and get a replacement one at a house renovation store. This is in fact not a bad thing because more recent showerheads are more efficient which conserves on water and the water expenses.
If the showerhead does not seem too old or in bad condition, than ensure that it simply has not become loose. Make use of a wrench to tighten it. Turn delicately clockwise until it is tight; do not over tighten up as it can fracture the water pipe the showerhead is connected too.
If the showerhead appears fine, and it’s not loosened from the water pipe, than it is time to take the showerhead off and examine it to see what else might be triggering the issue. So unscrew the showerhead with some pliers or a plumbing’s wrench. Turn the head counter clockwise. We also recommend you cover the head with a rag so that the pliers do not damage or scratch the finish on it.
Once the head is off there is a washer inside of it. This is most likely the reason for the leakage as it has used out or split and is not an effective seal and water can get through it and afterwards you have a leakage. Replace the washer with an identical one from the hardware store, screw the showerhead back on and see if the issue is taken care of. Because you have the head off and also because you most likely went to the hardware store to obtain a replacement washer, put some plumbers tape on the threads of the pipe before screwing the head back on. You can get this tape at the same store and the help at the store can reveal you the best ways to use the tape to the pipeline. This is extra safety against a leakage.
Replacing the washer in the showerhead, or changing the showerhead itself, usually fixes the trouble. However if you have actually tried both and you still have a leak, than it is time to call in an expert plumber and they can fix the issue.