A Guide to Professional Shower Repair
It is not all the time that home repairs are easy and when things are complicated, then you should call a professional for the repair. If your shower is leaking, it might seem manageable as a DIY project, but the truth is, it can get very complex. Depending on where the leak is coming from, the tiles shower will need to be broken down. Only professional plumbers have the knowledge and skills to do these repair jobs.
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. You simply need to remove the shower head and replace it. The larger shower leak issues is when the handles leak 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 there are no damaged on the tiled wall and the pipes and valves can be reached on the other side of the wall, the leak can be repaired from the backside. The problem can be minimized by a professional plumber who can easily locate it.
It need a breaking down of the whole wall and the drywall replaced if the wall has been exposed to moisture from behind and are causing the tiles to come loose. Before processing wet studs, they need to be completely dried. New tiles will be required for your shower.
The age of the valve and the length of time it has been leaking can hamper its removal is the plumber determines that either the valve of the pipe has to be replaced. Rust and other debris can make it difficult to hold on to, and the conditions have a way of adhering together that is difficult to loosen. However professional can easily get these pipes loosed.
If you have standing water around the base of the exterior of your tub or shower, then water is getting through the wall, under the entire fixture and running out. 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. In this case the tub or shower bottom needs to be removed which requires breaking out additional tiles.
It isn’t often the repair that makes a plumbing leak complex. That is the easy part. Exposing the leaking area and removing the materials for repair is the most difficult part of the process. This is because in discover and removal, you damage more property than necessary. Then more parts and labor are involved replacing the original parts.