Shower leaks are not only unsightly and aggravating, they can be costly. Depending on the amount of water that is leaking from the shower, it can cause a significant increase in your water bill each month. Moreover, a leak can signal a more ominous problem that is on the horizon. Many times a leak will start out as a small drip and turn into something major in a short period of time. At Daniel Cordova Plumbing we provide West Covina, CA and the surrounding areas with industry leading shower leak repair services. Whether the issue is small or severe you can trust in our ability to provide you with the best services possible. Don’t take our word for it. See what your neighbors are saying here!
Why Do Showers Leak?
A leaking shower can happen for a number of reasons. Generally speaking, any time that water is present there is a possibility for a leak to happen. There are also many different types of leaks that occur with showers. The most prevalent is water that is leaking from the shower head or from one of the temperature control knobs. This may be a leak that only occurs when water is turned on, thus increasing pressure, or the leak may be continuous. Additionally, as shower heads and knobs age the seals and gaskets that prevent the flow of water can also break down. When this occurs you are left with a constant and annoying dripping water. At Daniel Cordova Plumbing we can easily identify the reason for your shower leak and provide you with efficient and professional repair services.
How Can Shower Leaks Be Prevented?
Shower leaks can be prevented in a number of ways. The most important is to make sure that all of the fittings that are associated with the shower head or the temperature control knobs are tightening correctly. It is important that they not be too tight because this can sometimes strip the threads and cause severe leaks. In addition, thread tape can often be placed around a new shower head in order to prevent leaks and make the system watertight. It is also important to make sure that the nozzle on the shower head is clear and that the nozzle has not been obstructed by debris, such as hard water deposits, which in some instances can create a buildup of pressure inside and often cause leaks elsewhere in the shower head. Our professional staff can help you with all of the preventative measures to ensure the longevity of your homes shower.
What Types of Issues Do Shower Leaks Cause?
Leaks can cause a number of issues, just as any other type of water leak. In the shower itself, a consistent leak that goes on for a long period of time unabated can result in damage to the shower’s interior, especially if hard water is present. It can stain the shower to the point that it is virtually impossible to remove the stain successfully. In addition, leaks that allow water to make contact with bathroom walls or with a floor can cause water damage in the area; in worse cases culminating in mold. The important thing to keep in mind when dealing with a water leak is early detection and repair. As soon as you detect an issues, give Daniel Cordova Plumbing a call.
Why Are Professional Services Important When it Comes to Shower Leaks?
It is vitally important that you contact a professional plumbing service to do any work on your shower in order to correct a problem with leaks as opposed to trying to correct the problem yourself. Many times when you attempt to correct the issue yourself, you only succeed in making the problem more severe. This is because a qualified plumber that has experience and knowledge with shower leaks needs to ascertain why the leak is occurring and then develop a plan to effectively eliminate the problem. If you have any problems with shower leaks, our professional staff is more than happy to correct the problem efficiently and professionally.