4 Simple Steps to Fix a Leaky Shower Head

September 3, 2021

There’s nothing more annoying than a constant drip of water coming from your shower head. Worse, you could end up paying more for your water bill from all that wasted water. The good news is that fixing your shower head can help alleviate the problem. All you’ll need are a few basic tools such as a wrench and screwdriver and you should be good to go. The following are instructions on how to fix a leaky shower head, provided by FloHawks in Puyallup.

 

1. Turn Off the Water

 

Before removing your shower head, you’ll want to shut off your water. Keep a towel on hand as well in case any water comes out of the pipe.

 

2. Remove the Shower Head

 

You’ll want to remove the shower head by unscrewing it with your hands. Sometimes the head might feel stuck. If that’s the case, grab a crescent wrench to help get a better grip on the shower head.

 

3. Inspect the Shower Head

 

Once you’ve removed the shower head, inspect the inside of it. You should see a rubber O-ring on the inside. If this looks worn out, it could be the cause of your leak. Use a flathead screwdriver to pop it out. You can find a replacement part at any hardware store.

 

4. Soak the Shower Head in Vinegar

 

Your shower head could have mineral deposits clogging the holes, causing water to back up. To remove these deposits, soak the showerhead in white vinegar during the night. This should remove any deposits. You can do this by removing the shower head and soaking it in a bowl of vinegar or by filling a zipper-type baggie with vinegar and tying it over the shower head as it is connected.

 

Trust the Experts

 

If your shower head is still leaking, you may want to call an expert to help. The good news is that FloHawks Plumbing + Septic can assist you with all your plumbing needs. Located in Puyallup, WA, we’ve been helping customers like you since 1968. We offer a full range of plumbing services, including fixing a leaky shower head as well as unclogging your toilet or replacing a broken water heater. All of our plumbers are fully trained and ready to assist you. So why stress about fixing your shower head yourself when we can do it for you?

 

Don’t hesitate to have an expert fix your leaky shower head. We await your call and are ready to serve you.

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