The Importance of Letting a Professional Repair Your Shower
Not every repair job in our homes can be done as a DIY project because there are difficult ones that needs to be done by a professional. You might think that a leaking shower is easy to repair, but the reality is that it can be a very complex task. A tiled shower wall needs to come out, depending on where the leak is coming from. Only professional plumbers have the knowledge and skills to do these repair jobs.
If you find water coming out of the connection between the wall and your shower head, then this is not really complicated because it can be time to replace your shower head. Just remove the shower head and put a new one. If the shower handles leaks or when there is moisture behind the wall at the valve, then that is a more complicated shower leak issue.
Don’t ignore any moisture from behind the wall. 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 easily be located by the professional plumber so as to minimize the damage.
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. You will need to replace the tiles that have been broken.
When the leak is finally located and the plumber determines what needs to be replaced, either the valve or the pipe itself, removal can be hampered by the age of the valve and the length of time it has been leaking. Another things that will cause difficulty in loosening the valve is the presence of rust and debris and this makes them adhere together fast. But those in the industry know how to get the 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. A shower pan cannot easily be replaced. You need to break out additional tiles in order to remove the tub or shower bottom.
Most often, what makes a plumbing leak difficult has nothing to do with the repair. 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. And when replacing the original parts, you need to replace more parts and more labor is involved.