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3 DIY Ways to Stop Your Leaking Shower

Have you ever had a leaky shower in your house?..


The sound of water spraying all over the bathroom floor and soaking everything can drive you crazy. 


This is a prevalent problem, however, fortunately, many quick fixes are available. 


In case, you don't have time to get it resolved by a professional or don't wish to squander money on a costly repair, read this article and try one of these DIY methods. 


So, without any further ado, let’s scroll down and find out:

1. Fix The Showerhead


If the showerhead leaks, it's probably time to replace it. In this case, you can try to fix the showerhead yourself.


First, remove the showerhead from its base by unscrewing it and removing the old showerhead. If you are replacing an entire unit, this step will be easy; otherwise, you may have to take apart your entire faucet. Then remove any packing tape that may be present inside your new replacement part.


Once you have removed all of the packing materials and cleared out any debris inside your new part, install your new showerhead using a plumber's tape or a screwdriver. Tighten each screw until they are snugly in place, then test your new head by turning on the water.

2. Fix the Faucet


If you have a leaky shower, first make sure that the faucet is not loose. If a faucet is loose, then it will leak. The most common way to fix this problem is to tighten the faucet screw.


If Your Shower Head Is Stuck and Won’t Move, Try These Tips:


● Clean the Shower Head with Vinegar.
● Remove the Shower Head and Reattach It Differently.
● Use Plumbers Putty to Fix a Stuck Shower Head.


You can't fix a leaky shower by doing anything to the faucet itself, but you should check your faucet for any problems. Check for worn-out washers, loose connections, or clogged drains. If you find any of these, contact a plumber in Concord to have them replaced. Further, there are certain specialist tools required to fix the faucet and are not often easily found in our homes. Substituting them with unprofessional items may lead to costly damage to your pipes. So, eventually, you will end up spending more on repairing than saving money, if you go the DIY route without the right tools. 

3. Fix the Faulty Shower Drain Connections


A leaky shower drain is one of the most common plumbing problems homeowners experience, and it's usually easy to fix. The problem usually stems from a worn or damaged shower head, which can cause the rubber gasket around the drain hole to deteriorate and create a leak. 


You can easily fix this by replacing the shower head with a new one, ensuring your shower drains properly again.

In The End


The problem with stopping a leaky shower is that the process is quite technical and requires the services of a specialist. For example, if you have tried to stop the leak but failed, it might be best to call an expert for help.


A lot of people will tell you to use duct tape or other types of glue to seal up holes in your shower walls and replace old seals. This can work, but it can also lead to further problems down the road if you don't take care of the problem properly.


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