If your shower doesn’t work how it used to be, for example, it fails to produce a steady flow of water at controlled temperature, it is time for a repair. Before panicking and calling the professionals, you can try following our tips and fix the problem by yourself. It is not hard to fix your shower if you have a cool head, a keen mind, and the right tips. If you fail to handle a shower repair on your own, you can always call Jiffy Plumbing & Heating to come to your aid immediately and get this essential feature running again. Here are two typical shower problems and the solution for solving them with ease.
If you’ve been getting a first-degree burn from your shower lately, we can come to your aid. You may have set your shower too hot, to the degree where the temperature of the water is so heated that it burns or scalds your skin. If your shower is prone to random phases of being extremely hot or cold all of a sudden, you need to have your taps properly reconnected. This is a common problem in old houses here taps in separate rooms are connected, therefore when someone is letting water in the kitchen or the second bathroom, you will receive an unexpected hot or cold surprise. The problem of a scalding shower can also be solved by setting a scald protector.
There is no need to tear down the wall behind your shower to repair it. You just need to replace the showerhead and spout with an anti-scald valve. Find a plumbing manual online and carefully follow it to unscrew the fixtures. After unscrewing the fixtures, attach the scald protector that will cut off the water supply whenever it reaches a dangerous temperature level.
A far less dangerous plumbing repair problem, but not less irritating is dripping shower. If your shower head is leaking, that’s a sign that the gaskets and seals need replacing. For this shower repair, you need a little bit understanding of faucets, a basic set of tools, and a bit of good luck. While you’re at it, it’s best to replace both your gasket and seal because when one goes bad, the other usually doesn’t last long. One of the first things you need to do is turn the shower off and pry the handle cap off with a small screwdriver. If you don’t have a screwdriver, a small pocket knife or a chisel will do the work just fine. When you have exposed the shower’s cartridge, remove it with a cartridge puller or pliers. You should twist it before pulling it out fully. Take the old cartridge to a trade store and exchange it for a new one. At home, just affix the new cartridge and reassemble the remaining parts of the faucet doing everything you did before, just the opposite way. That’s it! By following these steps, you should have successfully done a DIY plumbing repair.