Discovering The Truth About Services
Why Hire a Professional for Shower Repair?
There are many things that we cannot do on our own, and is best left to professionals. If your shower is leaking, it might seem manageable as a DIY project, but the truth is, it can get very complex. Depending on where the leak is coming from, the tiles shower will need to be broken down. If you are not a professional plumber, then you should not do this task.
If you find water coming out of the connection between the wall and your shower head, then this is not really complicated because it can be time to replace your shower head. Replacing the shower head is the way to solve this problem. The larger shower leak issues is when the handles leak or when there is moisture from behind the wall at the valve.
If there is moisture from behind the wall, it should be dealt with immediately. It is possible to repair the leak from the backside if you can reach the pipes and valves on the other side of the wall and the tiled wall is not damaged. The problem can be minimized by a professional plumber who can easily locate it.
If because of the moisture on the wall from behind, the tiles have come loose, then the whole wall need to be broken down and repaired. Before processing wet studs, they need to be completely dried. New tiles will be required for your shower.
When the leak is finally located and the plumber determines what needs to be replaced, either the valve or the pipe itself, removal can be hampered by the age of the valve and the length of time it has been leaking. Another things that will cause difficulty in loosening the valve is the presence of rust and debris and this makes them adhere together fast. But those in the industry know how to get the pipes loosed.
If you have standing water around the base of the exterior of your tub or shower, then water is getting through the wall, under the entire fixture and running out. What can cause this condition is a crack around the drain or in the bottom of the tub or shower. It is not easy to replace a shower pan. You need to break out additional tiles in order to remove the tub or shower bottom.
What makes a plumbing leak complex is not really the repair. It is easy to repair a plumbing leak. What Is difficult is exposing the leaking area and removing the materials for repair. When you are trying to find the leaking and removing things, there are good parts that you need to damage. Then more parts and labor are involved replacing the original parts.