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Is the drip, drip, drip of your master bath shower driving you crazy? The good news is that it’s relatively easy to fix. A drippy faucet is just one of several warning signs that could indicate it’s time for a shower valve replacement. Remember, if you are experiencing any of these issues, contact us for a free diagnosis and estimate. We are always happy to help and answer your questions.
Trouble Turning On or Off the Handle
Is it difficult to turn on or off your shower? Sometimes resistance, when you turn the handle, is an indication that the shower valve is misaligned. This might be caused by damage or corrosion of the shower valve and might be the first sign of a more significant problem.
Shower Head Leaks
Remember that drip, drip, drip that’s been keeping you up at night? How could you forget? Dripping and leaks can signify that the shower valve has no adequate seal to shut off the water completely. A leak can be a significant problem that can lead to high water bills and damage to your bathroom over time.
Random Temperature Changes
Nothing is worse than having your shower go from just right to scalding hot, then icy cold, then scalding hot again. Several things can cause this, and one of those is a build-up of lime inside the shower valve. It could also be wear and tear due to the age of the fixture. If you like to have that perfect shower temperature and have grown tired of sudden changes in the water temperature, give us a call at H2o Plumbing.
Loss of Water Pressure
You probably know the frustration of dwindling shower pressure. If your shower stream is slowing to a trickle right before it’s time to rinse out your shampoo, stop the madness. As with sudden temperature changes, fluctuations in water pressure, or a gradual loss of pressure, can be caused by wear and tear on the shower valve. Pressure problems can also result from a clog or wear and tear on the internal components of the shower valve.
Installing a New Shower Valve
By now, you’re probably ready to replace your shower fixtures with a newer, up-to-date fixture. At H2o Plumbing, we are careful to replace them with the same manufacturer. For example, Moen valves can only have Moen products. The same is true for Kohler and Delta faucets. So, if we do a shower valve replacement for you, we will stick with the same manufacturer. We’ll also likely suggest that you update the shower trim or hand-held faucet to a new valve at the same time.
Remember, plumbing problems won’t fix themselves or go away if you ignore them. In fact, they can lead to much bigger problems if you don’t act quickly. If you have a faulty shower valve, you need professional plumbing repairs to avoid further damage. For more information, feel free to check out our plumbing services or contact us today.