How To Fix a Leaky Shower

Is your bathroom suffering from a leaky shower? This common plumbing problem can be costly and frustrating, and there’s no reason you should put up with it. But good news – we have a range of products and the right kind of professional advice to help you fix a leaky shower.

 

Here we summarise the classic types of shower plumbing problems you might be experiencing. We detail the symptoms, solutions and plumbing products to help you fix it fast and get your bathroom back into working order.

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Complete Guide on How to Fix a Leaky Shower

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Is your shower head leaking from the ball joint?

The ball joint is an important part of the shower that allows you to adjust the angle and position of the shower head. When it starts leaking, it wastes water, leading to water damage and nasty, unhealthy mould growth. Don’t put up with this kind of leak – here’s what to do.

  1. Symptom
    Water leaks from shower arm, head, handpiece or hose.
  2. Problem
    Sealing washers are damaged.
  3. Solution
    Replace all sealing washers.
  4. Product
    FIX-A-SHOWER shower washers

Is your shower head leaking from the hose?

If your shower head hose is leaking, it could be the result of a worn-out washer or seal within the hose connection or a loose connection. Or, it might be a case of this particular part reaching its due-by date and needing a replacement.

  1. Symptom
    Water leaks from hose component.
  2. Problem
    Shower hose is damaged.
  3. Solution
    Replace shower hose.
  4. Product
    FIX-A-SHOWER shower hose

Is your shower water dripping or hot and cold not mixing properly?

A constantly dripping shower is bad for your wallet and the environment, whilst a mixer that fails to mix properly could be dangerous (scalding hot one moment, freezing cold the next).

  1. Symptom
    Water dripping or hot and cold water not mixing properly?
  2. Problem
    Shower mixer cartridge or tap valves have worn out.
  3. Solution
    Replace mixer cartridge.
  4. Product
    FIX-A-TAP mixer cartridge or tap valves

Do you have a blocked shower head?

Shower time is often a chance for brief rest and relaxation, especially when you have the right water pressure and precision. But a blocked shower head can turn R&R into a frustrating experience. You want your shower water to fall on you – not the entire bathroom! Reclaim R&R and fix this problem easily and quickly.

  1. Symptom
    Shower does not run well, sprays unevenly or has blocked nozzles.
  2. Problem
    Shower head may be old or worn. Calcium and shower debris can build up in the nozzles causing blockages.
  3. Solution
    While cleaning your shower nozzles can help, a new shower head may be a more simple solution.
  4. Product
    FIX-A-SHOWER shower hand piece

Are you experiencing a range of shower problems?

The bathroom is one of the busiest rooms in the house and is also prone to its fair share of plumbing problems. Here’s how to handle common shower problems so you can get this room back in working order.

  1. Symptom
    Multiple issues with the shower?
  2. Problem
    Shower components may be too old.
  3. Solution
    In some cases it can be cheaper to simply replace the entire shower with a new modern shower kit.
  4. Product
    FIX-A-SHOWER shower kit

Why use FIX-A-SHOWER parts?

Our shower fittings range includes washers, water saving discs, spindle extenders and various accessories suitable for most shower tapware brands including: Dorf, Caroma, Stylus, Flexispray, Methven, Brasshards and many others. For quality parts made by reputable manufacturers, choose FIX-A-SHOWER.

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