Why is my Shower Head Faucet Dripping?
Your bathroom is likely one of the most used areas of your home, and accounts for the most water usage. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 17% of all indoor water use, in a home, is reserved to showers. If your shower faucet is dripping or leaking, it can be annoying and also cost you. Think about it, if the average household uses almost 20% of their water use in the shower, if yours is dribbling water when not in use, your water usage is likely much higher. Call Mr.Drain Plumbing at 510-257-1408 to schedule an apointment today.
A shower faucet leaking at 10 drips per minute wastes more than 500 gallons per year.
To solve a leaking shower faucet, you need to understand what is causing it in the first place.
There are a few things that could be causing the water to trickle out of yours, when it is not in use. Let’s review.
It needs cleaned– The constant drip of a shower faucet can be caused by it needing to be cleaned. If there is dirt, grim, hard water, or lime scale buildup, it can affect the water flow and cause blockages and leaks.
There are worn or damaged seals– The washers or O-rings in your shower act as a watertight seal between connections on your shower faucet, preventing water from leaking out. Over time, these components wear and can harden or split, and when they do, it causes water to escape.
Issues with the faucet– There are different kinds of faucets that a shower may have. Regardless the type, if your faucet is loose or there are failing parts in it (such as the valve), it can cause the shower faucet to drip.
Time and age– As with all things, over time, your shower faucet may just simply wear out. There is some disagreement over how often your shower faucet should be replaced. Some experts say that shower faucets are recommended to be replaced every six to eight months; while others say they are good for over 10 years. If there are issues with yours, it may be time to replace it, but this really varies by situation.
How can I Fix my Leaking Shower Head?
Mr.Drain plumbing is here. Our plumbers are bathroom plumbing repair experts, available Day or Night to help you out.
We repair and install sinks, showers, tubs, toilets, and more. When a faucet, fixture, drain, or shower faucet in your bathroom needs the attention and care of an expert, we’re here and ready to go.
For everything from shower drain cleaning to new toilet installation, you can count on us. Call us or request service online to get started.
Call Mr.Drain Plumbing at 510-257-1408 or contact us online to request for all plumbing services.
Visit https://www.mrdrain.com to schedule an apointment today!