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:
- Turn off the water to the house.
- Turn on the showerhead to let out any remaining water.
- Remove and inspect the showerhead by unscrewing it with your hands.
- Inspect the threads for wear, as well as the rubber seal. If worn, replace the seal.
- 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.
- Wrap the threads of the showerhead with Teflon tape (don’t overwrap though).
- Reattach the showerhead by hand tightening it. You may need pliers for the final turn to get it on nice and tight.
- 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.