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Why You Need to Repair a Leaking Shower

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Even though shutting the bathroom door my get rid of the annoying drip, drip, drip sound from your shower, that drip is still there, and still needs to be repaired. Whether the dripping emanates from the showerhead, faucet or shower door, water is still going where it shouldn’t. Finding the source of a leak isn’t always easy, as the location of the drip may not be the exact location of the leak. The experts at The Sunny Plumber have the tools and expertise to locate any leak, so they should be your first call when it comes to shower repair in Catalina.

Common Reasons for Leaks

Here are some reasons for the different kinds of leaks that can develop in your shower:

  • Worn washers – washers are rubber rings that help seal the gaps between the faucet parts and the wall or tub. Over time washers can dry out and become brittle, allowing water to leak through them.
  • Poor caulking – caulk can be extremely effective for water stoppage, but only when it is applied correctly. When it comes to showers, one of the most important places to caulk is around a shower door. However, make sure that if you have a metal track, you don’t caulk over the small holes in the track known as “weep holes” as these holes allow the water trapped in the track to drain.
  • Problems with the shower head – showerheads are made of several parts, and when one of them breaks, it can lead to the development of leaks. The best way to determine the problem is to have a professional take apart the showerhead and examine it.
  • Rusted/corroded shower valves – your shower has two water valves, hot and cold, that enable the shower to provide water. Sometimes these valves can rust or corrode, which can lead to the development of leaks.

Why Is It Important to Repair Leaks?

The most important reason it’s important to repair leaks is water damage. Even the smallest leak can cause a great deal of water damage if left long enough. Additionally, the excess moisture can cause mold and mildew to develop and significantly increase your water bill.

Don’t let that drip keep dripping. Call The Sunny Plumber today. We offer professional shower repair service in Catalina!

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A Few Common Shower Repair Needs

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Most people begin every day with a warm shower, and they may also shower to relax after a long day of work. Because you want your shower to stay clean and peaceful, you may try to avoid inconveniences in any way possible. But even if you purchase drain covers and keep your shower clean, repair needs may still show up from time to time, and you’ll need an expert to help you decide what steps to take next. Do you have low water pressure? Leaks? Drain clogs? If you need shower repairs, trust experts with years of experience, like those at The Sunny Plumber. Here are a few reasons you may need to call plumbers for professional shower repair.

  • Drain Clogs: A drain clog can turn your shower into an entirely unpleasant experience. When you can’t bear to stand in a pool of dirty water any longer, you need a professional who is equipped with the right tools to eliminate blockage completely. Plumbers have high-quality hydro jetting tools and drain augers to not only remove major clogs but also keep future clogs away. A drain snake can pull out debris, while hydro jetting blasts away stuck-on sludge that may lead to clogging in the future.
  • Shower Leaks: Your showerhead is sealed to the wall with caulking, but it also handles a lot of water every day, which may eventually cause leaks to come through the seal. It’s important to call for a plumber at the first sign of leaks, to ensure water damage does not affect the foundation of your home.
  • Mineral Buildup: If your home has hard water, it means that there is an excess of minerals in your plumbing, most commonly calcium and magnesium. These minerals can cause numerous problems within your home. With hard water, soap won’t lather easily, which leads to buildup within the drain pipes, as well as soap scum in dishwashers and washing machines. But it can also damage the pipes as mineral deposits line the insides and reduce water pressure. Call on professional plumbers as soon as you notice problems with your water pressure.

When you need any kind of shower repair in Benson, call the plumbers at The Sunny Plumber.

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Common Causes of Shower Repair

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Let’s face it: we can’t really live without a functioning shower. It’s a basic staple of any home and when it runs into problems, you can’t afford to wait long for repairs. Here in Green Valley, shower repair services can move quickly to fix most problems, whatever they are. And there can be a surprising number of problems. If pipe replacement is necessary you should know that The Sunny Plumber can help you select and install the plumbing you need to solve the issue.

Here’s a brief list of some common causes of shower repair.

  • Clogs
    Clogs are an inevitable part of owning a plumbing system. You lose hair in the shower, along with soap scum, shampoo and similar detritus that can build up in your pipes. Clogs can get bad because you use a lot of water in the shower, and if it doesn’t drain, you’ll quickly find yourself standing ankle deep in dirty used water. You can use a drain trap to keep hair from slipping down the drain, but a good plumber can always help clear up the clog.
  • Leaks
    Showerheads can spring leaks very easily, both because the shower head itself has suffered damage and because the connection between it and the water pipe is less than perfect. Usually, repairing a leaky showerhead just isn’t worth the time and effort. A good plumber can install a new showerhead and ensure it doesn’t leak very easily.
  • Low water flow
    Low water flow in your shower can stem from a lot of things, from clogs in your drain to a build-up of mineral deposits on your showerhead. (That’s the white crusty material you see building up on the head.) It’s fairly common in Green Valley since our soil often has a high mineral content, which leads to hard water in our pipes and plumbing.

The common causes of shower repair are usually inevitable. Sooner or later you’ll need to deal with them in one way or another. When you do, you can count on the experts at The Sunny Plumber to help. We operate in Green Valley, shower repair is a common issue we face, and we know how to correct the problem the first time, every time. Call us today to set up an appointment!

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Signs that You Need Shower Repair in Vali, AZ

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Your shower is one of the most used fixtures in the entire home. It is responsible for taking care of those groggy mornings and helping you get ready for your day at work. It’s also a way to relax after a long day of physical activity. You want your shower not only to be functional but also to be aesthetically pleasing. When basic plumbing issues get in the way of you taking a shower whenever you please, then it can put a real damper on your day. At The Sunny Plumber, we understand this, and our expert plumbers are committed to improving the convenience of your home with our excellent plumbing services in Vail, AZ. Give us a call today if you find that your shower is no longer working as it should.

  • Leaky shower head. If your shower head leaks, you could be wasting hundreds of gallons every year for what might amount to a relatively simple repair. Leaks do not repair themselves and even the most minor ones tend to worsen quickly over time.
  • Drain clog. If you haven’t already invested in a hair stopper for your shower drain, then you should consider doing so immediately. This cheap little device can save you the hassle of slow and clogged drains in many cases. While they will not completely eliminate the risk of shower drain clogs, they make a great preventive measure. But if you find that your shower drain has seriously clogged, or has become very slow, then you may want to take advantage of professional drain snake or cleaning service so that the functionality of your shower is restored.
  • Water stain on the ceiling below the upstairs bathroom. We saved the most ominous for last. If you notice that you have a brown stain coming through the paint of your downstairs ceiling just below the upstairs bathroom, then it is a sure sign that something has gone wrong with the plumbing in the bathroom. Only a professional plumber will be able to tell what the cause of the problem, but it could be the shower drainpipes.

Let The Sunny Plumber take care of your shower repair service needs in Vail, AZ so that your plumbing system is restored. Call us today.

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Why Won’t My Shower Drain Water?

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

A clogged shower drain can be a considerable nuisance, especially since you typically notice it when you’re in the midst of taking a shower yourself. Has this ever happened to you in your Catalina home? If so, then you’re aware that shower repair often means contacting a service  company in Tucson, which can take time to arrive.  “Why won’t my shower drain water?” you ask. The good news is that there’s probably a very simple explanation. The bad news is that you may still need a plumber to resolve the issue.

When we shower, we tend to scrub off a lot of dead skin cells – millions during your average cleaning — as well as removing hair when we shampoo.  With a little help from the water, they can stick to the sides of your shower drain. Multiply that by a shower a day for each family member, and suddenly you’re looking at a significant clog.

Soap scum can result in a clogged drain too. Every bit of suds ends up getting washed down the drain, making a sticky residue to catch hair and other detritus in your drain. If you shave in the shower, this can exacerbate the issue.

Then there’s the question of hard water, which is not uncommon in Catalina plumbing systems, which leaves mineral deposits behind. In some cases, you can also lose bits of detritus down the drain. Caps to bottles of shampoo and toothpaste, coverings for razors, even bits of old washcloths can slip down the drain and clog it.

In most cases, a clogged shower drain won’t announce itself overnight. All of these “cloggers” tend to build up over time, resulting in a slow, gradual back-up that you might not notice until you’re shin-deep in water. When that happens, it pays to contact a professional. Call The Sunny Plumber for Catalina shower repair assistance; we’re available 24 hours a day at no extra charge, meaning that you won’t have to wait until the morning if your shower is clogged tonight. We pride ourselves on complete customer satisfaction and our service technicians all have years of experience. If you’re wondering why your shower won’t drain water, call us for a service appointment today.

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Signs That You Need Shower Repair

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

While they need routine cleaning and maintenance, we don’t like to think that our shower system is flat-out in need of repair. In towns like Vail AZ, shower repair isn’t a common concern, since the dry climax cuts back on mold and the problems it causes in a shower.  Sooner or later, however, every major appliance needs the attention of an expert, and your shower is no different.

Here are some signs that your shower may need repair.

  • Leaks. A leaky shower head is usually caused by damaged seals or inner valves in the shower head. Not only is it annoying, but it can cost you a great deal in higher water bills if left unattended. A trained plumbing professional can replace the head properly, as well as fit new gaskets and seals if necessary.
  • Cracked surfaces. Modern showers often use plastic and other surfaces to keep water where it should be. If cracks appear, the water can leak into the floors underneath the shower and cause a great deal of damage. You may be able to detect the formation of a crack if you notice that the shower surface is “bouncy” or detached from the underlying material. This makes cracking far more likely, and you should contact a professional before the problem gets any worse.
  • Lack of hot water. If your shower cannot produce hot water, it may be a problem with the valves. There may also be issues with the water heater itself, especially if you can’t get any hot water in other faucets in the house. If you think you may need water heater repairs, give us a call!
  • Low pressure. A lack of water pressure likely stems from a problem in the shower head: a blocked valve or possible a screen that has become clogged with mineral deposits. Such deposits can block the water moving into your shower head, resulting in a lower overall pressure.

For solutions to your shower repair problems, contact the experts at The Sunny Plumber. We handle cases in Vail, AZ and throughout the greater Tucson area, and will address your problems with courtesy and professionalism.

Call us today for your shower repair needs!

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