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.