Just like other plumbing leaks, shower leaks can waste a substantial amount of water, create an ideal environment for mold and mildew to thrive, and cause water damage to the bathroom walls and floors. If you have a shower leak, make sure it’s fixed as soon as possible to prevent a wide range of problems.
Let’s look at the types of shower leaks and how to prevent them.
These leaks happen around the shower faucet or valve and can result from worn-out seals, loose connections, or damaged components. While faucet leaks may seem insignificant, they can send thousands of gallons of water down the drain. According to the EPA, a leaky faucet can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water over a year’s time. Furthermore, accumulated moisture from a faucet leak can create a conducive environment for mold and mildew growth in the vicinity of the faucet. This can lead to health concerns and additional cleaning efforts. If you have a leaky faucet in your shower, do not put it off, thinking the problem will go away on its own. Reach out to a trusted bathroom plumbing service for professional leak detection and faucet repair or replacement.
Leaks at the showerhead may occur due to loose connections or damaged showerhead components, such as a cracked faceplate or worn-out rubber gaskets. The constant ‘drip, drip, drip’ can be irritating, not to mention the gallons of water being wasted. Luckily, fixing a leaking showerhead is pretty straightforward if you’re an avid do-it-yourselfer.
If tightening doesn't resolve the leak, you may need to replace the washers inside the showerhead. This job is best left to a skilled and experienced plumber who specializes in bathroom plumbing.
Hidden leaks within the plumbing behind the shower walls can result in water damage, often indicated by water stains or dampness on adjacent walls. Piping leaks often go undetected until they inevitably worsen and cause major damage. You should watch out for signs of hidden leaks in your shower and call a nearby plumbing service for water leak repair.
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