How to fix a leaky shower head

Published on: May 25, 2022

A leaky shower head isn’t just an annoyance, it can end up costing you much more than you might expect in wasted water. Even a small drip can result in thousands of gallons a year.
If you’re the DIY kind of person who tends to be handy, fixing your leaky showerhead might be within your prevue. However, if you’re not, this might be a quick and affordable fix best left to the professionals.

How to Fix a Leaky Shower Head:

  1. Turn off the water to the house.
  2. Turn on the showerhead to let out any remaining water.
  3. Remove and inspect the showerhead by unscrewing it with your hands.
  4. Inspect the threads for wear, as well as the rubber seal. If worn, replace the seal.
  5. Carefully clean the showerhead to remove mineral buildup and deposits. This can be done by soaking the showerhead in a solution of hot water and vinegar for around 30 minutes.
  6. Wrap the threads of the showerhead with Teflon tape (don’t overwrap though).
  7. Reattach the showerhead by hand tightening it. You may need pliers for the final turn to get it on nice and tight.
  8. Turn your water back on and keep your fingers crossed.

If that did the job, pat yourself on the back. If not, give us a call and we’ll get you sorted out in no time.

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