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Common Shower Plumbing Problems

Plumbing issues are something you can’t really plan for, even though you know they’re going to pop up from time to time. The good news is, our team can help you identify common plumbing problems so you can give us a call sooner rather than later to get them fixed.

And we can help with more than just fixing your plumbing problems. We can also help with other bathroom needs like shower installation in Burlington, VT. After all, sometimes your home’s plumbing problems are beyond repair and it’s time to start over fresh. You can keep reading to learn more about common plumbing problems we see in showers and what you can do about them.

Drain Clogs

One of the most common plumbing problems that we find in showers is a drain clog. It’s so easy for hair and soap to get into the drain and stick to the sides of a pipe, causing a clog. While it can happen in any of your drains, showers are definitely more prone to drain clogs. 

You can prevent shower drain clogs by investing in a mesh drain cover that can capture more debris than the standard drain cover does. Each time you get out of the shower, you can remove this mesh drain cover, wipe it off, and replace it for the next person. The less debris that goes down your shower drain, the less likely you are to get a clog. 

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure is another common problem. If there’s a problem with the plumbing entering your home, it can cause low water pressure. An example may be a tree root growing through a pipe. But if you have hard water with high mineral content, there’s also a chance that those minerals are building up behind your shower head and blocking water flow and creating low water pressure.

You can remove your shower head and look for hard water deposits. Try cleaning them with an old toothbrush or using vinegar to remove them. Then replace it and see if you notice a difference. If not, you may need to give our team a call to see if there is a larger problem that needs to be addressed. 

Leaky Faucet

If your shower head is not experiencing low water pressure, it may be leaking. Fixing this problem can be as simple as tightening some of the fixtures to make sure they are secure. In some cases, if your plumbing fixtures are particularly old, they may need to be replaced. A leaky faucet can cost you a lot on your monthly water bill, so it’s a problem worth fixing sooner rather than later.

Noisy Operation

If plumbing fixtures are not secure, that may also lead to noisy operation. If you hear a high-pitched squeal when you turn on your shower, that’s a sign that some of your plumbing fixtures are loose. Our team can tighten these fixtures to make sure that they are secured together, as well as being secured within the walls behind your shower.

Red Rock Mechanical, LLC serves Northwest Vermont and Northeast New York. Schedule plumbing service with us today.

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