A peaceful night sleep can be ruined by the continuous sound of a dripping shower. It is not only irritating to the core but also wastes a lot of water. Repairing a dripping shower is quite easy and can be done by yourself with proper equipments and materials. However, that depends on the extent of damage and repair work to be done. In case you feel the damage is too much and you cannot handle it by yourself, please don’t have second thoughts about calling a professional. You don’t want to damage the shower further and feel totally helpless! Given below are step-by-step instructions on how to fix drips in shower.
- Masking Tape
- New O-rings
- New Showerheads
- Plumber's Wrenches
- Screwdriver Sets
- Teflon Tape
- The first thing you need to do is unscrew the showerhead from its pipe, which is fixed on the wall. Mostly, this can be done by hand though sometimes, you may need a set of large pliers to unscrew it.
- The place or threads in the pipe where the showerhead is screwed in securely usually has a small ring shaped washer, made of rubber or plastic. If it looks damaged or brittle, replace it with a new washer.
- Now, take the Teflon Tape or pipe sealer and wrap the showerhead stem with it in order to seal the connection.
- Thereafter, replace the showerhead on the stem and tighten it with your hand. Do not screw it in too tightly and there is no need to use pliers or wrenches for that.
- Now you need to test if it still leaks. Turn the water on for a couple of minutes and then turn it off. Wait for a good amount of time to check if it still drips. In case it does, you may have to call a professional as the damage might be in the water control valve.
- In case the showerhead is broken, you can buy a new showerhead and fix it securely on the shower stem. Turn the water on and off and check if it drips.