• Howard Gallagher

Common Shower Issues

A Cold Shower is a great way to beat the summer heat. However plumbing system malfunctions can affect your shower negatively. Here are common shower issues you will come across as a homeowner.

Inconsistent Water Pressure

Mineral Build-up on your shower head can cause weak water pressure. The build up of calcium deposits is common in areas known for hard water. Descaling your pipes is a relatively simple process. It is a maintenance task that can ensure the pressure in your home is working correctly. If water pressure is not an issue in other areas of your home then the showerhead needs to be replaced.

Leaky Faucet

Virtually any plumbing connection in your home can develop a leak. When the shower faucet is leaking then replacement seals will be needed.

Toilet Connection Issues

The shower gets hot when the toilet flushes. This can be annoying and is related to fluctuating water pressure. The plumbing in most homes follows a trunk and branch configuration. Two main pipes draw water from one side of your house to the other . One pipe hot water flows while the other pipe cold water flows. Both come out of the water heater. Any changes in water pressure can adversely affect the water temperature in your shower. Once water pressure stabilizes then the issue is effectively solved. The source of low water pressure must be identified. Stopping the flow of water into the toilet will fix this issue.

Clogged Drains

Clogs that block shower drains are by far the most common problem .These clogs are caused by hair and/or soap scum that builds up over time and collects into a clog lodged in the p-trap.

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