Tips and Advice

Leaking Showers irritates us the most, especially with our children. We have years of experience in Shower Repairs in Adelaide and have come across hundreds of families who face the problems of leaking showers. Some renovations that we have done were leaking without the knowledge to the homeowner. In fact, many projects on bathroom renovations were initiated because of the shower were found to be leaking for long. These leakages are a catalyst for initiating renovations, but we have also come across many homes that are only a year old and have leaking showers which were repaired by us. Only in few homes we performed Shower Repairs in Adelaide instead of renovating the bathroom even if it was needed. Our customers simply want to stop the leak before it causes more damage to adjacent rooms.

Financials does matter in the repairing of leaking shower for which one needs to make sure that the method of repairing is the correct one for the leak. This sounds easier than said, but a shower can leak from different sources. Sometimes phantom leaks can put you in dizzy, and emergency is needed. Many professionals did Shower Repairs in Adelaide even after the whole shower got ripped and was replaced earlier but still had the leak. The leaks were a simple fix that was not assessed properly. Also, there are many stories where leaks were dripping from a skylight instead of the shower. A leaking refrigerator caused many of our customers to call us in haste. The water traveled all the way from behind the fridge under the wall into the hall, under the floating floor across the hall and came to surface just outside the bathroom. That’s why it is very important to know the source of leakage before you rip into it.

 Many people ask who is going to pay for the job. It’s a misconception that Shower Repairs in Adelaide will be covered by insurance. Not always, but some leaks are covered by the insurance. We are certainly not expert in insurance, but most of the policies have discussed with their clients and seem to state the same thing. They state, that if a pipe leaks, it is covered, but once the water reaches the shower level it is your responsibility until it enters the floor. We have encountered very few instances of damage caused by leaking pipes behind the walls of the shower. Most of the leaks are from screens or membranes. Some exceptions in leaking pipes are Shower Repairs in Adelaide. Some Handyman replaced the shower head a few months ago and did not use adequate sealing tape on the threaded connection at the wall. A jet of water was leaking back which took some months to build up and start soaking the carpet in the adjacent room. There is no idea of the financials involved. In Adelaide, Bathroom Remodeling projects are initiated as leaks are difficult in detection and were found only after the demolition of the entire bathroom.

Shower Repairs in Adelaide is not only irritating but expensive. Beyond the annoying drip, drip, drip, leaky shower wastes gallons of water every week. Even worse, a leak on the hot water side can waste significant energy because the water heater continuously operates to heat the water being drawn. Online research shows that some homes equipped with a leak in electric water heater caused their avg. Monthly electric bills to triple. Even more serious is the shower valve that leaks inside the walls. Over time, water dripping into the wall causes dry rot & structural problems that can be both hazardous and expensive to repair in later stages.

What Causes a Shower Head to Drip?

When water drizzles from a shower head, there is a problem with the shower faucet Shower Repairs in Adelaide won’t stop the cause. In most cases, inner seals are worn out, or parts have become corroded or clogged with hard water deposits. The rubber O-rings and gaskets that seals the connections between moving metal parts wear down with time. When they do, water drips out. You should check these simple things before handing over the project to any, be it a plumber or handyman. If your shower is not performing as earlier then over time, then mineral deposits can be the cause which builds up. This causes the nozzles to spray water in all directions or clog up completely, leaving with poor water pressure and necessitates Shower Repairs in Adelaide

Here are some tips to help your shower back to normal.

  • Many shower heads have flexible rubber nozzles. You can dislodge mineral buildup in these nozzles by massaging them with your finger. You can also do it by gently scrubbing the nozzles and with a toothbrush.
  • Soak the Shower Head in Vinegar can also help cleans the shower head and stay away from Shower Repairs in Adelaide. There are a couple of ways to do this. If you can leave the shower head attached to the pipe coming out from the wall, you can fill a plastic bag with vinegar and wrap it around the shower. Secure the bag by placing it around the shower head with a rubber band. Leave the bag for a few hours and remove the bag. Turn on the water for few minutes for clearing the vinegar from the shower head. If you don’t mind removing the head from the shower pipe, you can put the shower head in a container full of white vinegar. Let the shower head soak in the vinegar for a few hours. Re-attach the shower head to the shower pipe and run water through the head for a few minutes to clear out the vinegar.

The last one is to clear the filter screen for Shower Repairs in Adelaide. On clearing the screen, the pressure will be increased, and energy bills will be optimized. These are the simple steps to clean your shower head. If you are still experiencing the problem, then you should rely on a professional plumber than a handyman or other rookies. We are always armed with the latest state of art tools for an efficient solution.