The Importance of Letting a Professional Repair Your Shower
There are many things that we cannot do on our own, and is best left to professionals. Shower repair can be a complex task that you should not attempt to do by yourself. A tiled shower wall needs to come out, depending on where the leak is coming from. If you are not a professional plumber, then you should not do this task.
If there is water running out of a connection between your shower head and the wall, then it might just need a replacement for the shower head. Replacing the shower head is the way to solve this problem. Shower leaks are complicated if they are found in the shower handles 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. If you can reach the pipes and valves on the other side of the wall and the tiled wall itself is not damaged, then it may be possible to repair the leak from the backside. The problem can be minimized by a professional plumber who can easily locate it.
If the wall has been exposed to moisture from behind that has caused the tiles to come loose, they may have to be knocked out and the drywall behind the tile actually replaced. Wet studs need to be dried before processing. New tiles will be required for your shower.
After the leak has been located, the plumber determines whether to replace the valve or the pipe itself, but if there things are to be removed then it can be hindered by the age of the valve and the amount of time that it has been leaking. You cannot easily remove the valve if it has already rusted and has gathered debris and are sticking well. However professional can easily get these pipes loosed.
Water is getting through the wall under your bathtub and running out if you notice water at the base of your tub or shower. This can possibly be due to the fact that there is a crack around the drain of at the bottom of the tub or shower. Replacing a shower pan is not easy. The tub or shower bottom needs to be removed and it requires breaking out additional tiles.
It isn’t often the repair that makes a plumbing leak complex. It is easy to repair a plumbing leak. What Is difficult is exposing the leaking area and removing the materials for repair. This is because in discover and removal, you damage more property than necessary. Then more parts and labor are involved replacing the original parts.