Shower Repair: Tips For Fixing Common Issues

Shower Repair: Tips For Fixing Common Issues

Shower repairs can be a hassle, but they don’t have to be. In this blog post, we will provide you with some tips for fixing common issues that can occur in your showering experience. From leaky faucets to clogged drains, we’ll help you get your shower back up and running as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Understanding the Different Types of Shower Heads

There are a few different types of shower heads, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a look at the four most common types:

Fixed Arm: These are the oldest type of shower head, and they typically use a fixed spray pattern. They’re common in older homes and can be difficult to fix if something goes wrong.

Round Arm: These shower-heads typically have a rotating spray pattern that covers more area than Fixed Arm heads. They’re great for people with wide shoulders or who want to cover their entire body with water. They can be harder to clean because the spray wand gets lots of dirt and soap build-up.

Rotating Head: These heads use a rotating arm that moves around in a 360 degree arc. This allows you to direct the water exactly where you want it, making them perfect for people with sensitive skin or allergies. They tend to be easier to clean than other types of heads, but they may not be as versatile due to their limited spray patterns.

Shower Spa: The latest type of shower head is the Shower Spa. These heads use high pressure jets that massage your skin as you shower, giving you a spa-like experience without having to go outside. They’re usually easy to install, but they may require additional plumbing work if you have an old home or if your current shower isn’t compatible with a Shower Spa head.”

Fixing a Drip

One of the most common problems with showers is dripping. There are a few things you can do to fix a drip quickly and easily.

If the drip is coming from the shower head, first check to see if the water pressure is high enough. Make sure that there isn’t something blocking the water flow, like a build-up of soap suds on the pipe or a clogged spray head. If the water pressure is fine and the problem still persists, try tightening or replacing the shower head.

If the drip is coming from beneath the shower floor, it may be due to a faulty drain assembly. You can either have a professional plumber fix it or try fixing it yourself by following these steps: 

1. Locate the main water line running beneath the shower floor.

2. Remove the shower drain cover by unscrewing the two screws on either side of it.

3. Once the cover is removed, you will see a series of screws holding down the drain assembly. Remove these screws and lift out the assembly.

4. Inspect the drain for any obstructions and replace any parts that are cracked or broken. Replace the drain cover and screw it in place using the original screws.

If the drip is coming from the wall or floor, there may be a problem with the water supply. Check to make sure that the faucet isn’t dripping, and if it is, check to see if there is any debris blocking the water flow. If the problem still persists, you may need to call a professional plumber.

Fixing a Leaky Shower Head

If your shower head is leaking, there are a few things you can do to try and fix the issue. First, make sure that the shower head is properly seated in the mounting bracket. If it’s not, you may need to adjust the bracket. Second, check for any cracks or leaks in the shower head itself. Finally, if all of those fixes don’t work, you may need to replace the shower head.

Fixing a clogged Shower Head

If you’re noticing that your showerhead is taking longer to reach your desired pressure or is stopping altogether, there’s a good chance that it’s clogged. In most cases, clearing the blockage can be done with a simple plunger. Here are four tips for fixing common issues:

1. Check the Head: The first and perhaps most common step in fixing a clogged shower head is ensuring that it’s actually blocked. If you can see water coming out of the spout but not through the droplets, then the head is likely unclogged. If you can’t see anything at all, however, you’ll need to take the head off to assess the problem more closely.

2. Clear Blocked Hoses: If there’s debris blocking the shower-head’s water flow, it’ll also block any hoses attached to it. To clear this type of obstruction, try using a plunger placed over the end of the hose connected to the showerhead and push and pull until everything flows freely again.

3. Use a Plunger With Force: If clearing objects from around or under the head doesn’t work, try using brute force by using a plunger with plenty of suction. Gently insert and remove the tool several times until everything falls out – making sure not to hit any pipes on the way in or out!

4. Call A Professional: Sometimes blocking tubes within the structure of your home requires professional help in order to unblock them. If this is the case, seek out a professional plumber who can do a more thorough job.

Fixing a Stuck Shower Door

If your shower door is stuck, there are a few things you can do to fix the issue. The most common problem with stuck shower doors is that the adhesive that holds the door closed has worn down. You can try using a putty knife to pry up on one side of the door and pull it towards you. If this still doesn’t work, you may have to replace the entire door.

Fixing a Non-functioning Shower Head

Some shower heads just don’t seem to work the way they’re supposed to. Maybe the spray isn’t strong enough, or it takes forever for the water to reach your head. Here are some tips for fixing a non-functioning shower head:

1. Check the flow rate. Is the water coming out of the shower head at a good speed? Sometimes clogged pipes or a broken water line can cause low flow rates. Check to make sure that there’s no obstruction in the system before proceeding to step two.

2. Make sure there’s no debris in the pipe. Often times something as simple as a piece of hair or soap can become lodged in one of the smaller pipes and cause decreased flow. Try cleaning out any obstructions with a snake or plunger and see if that fixes the issue.

3. Test the current with an electrician’s tester gauge. If you don’t have access to a plumber, you can use an electrician’s tester gauge to test whether there is power going into your shower head (you’ll need an adapter). If there is power but no water coming out, it might be necessary to replace your shower head entirely.

4. Reset your valve settings by turning on cold water first and then spraying until hot water comes out forcefully (this will sometimes clear blockages). Turn off cold and warm water respectively before adjusting settings back to normal if needed.

5. If all else fails, you can replace your shower head. Depending on the model, this could involve unscrewing the old one and screwing in the new one, or it might require removing the entire shower unit. Be sure to ask your plumber for help with any of these repairs!


If your shower is not draining properly, it can be difficult to figure out what the issue is. Luckily, there are a few common issues that can often be fixed by following these simple tips. If you do not have any of the solutions listed here, do not worry – we will help you find the right shower contractor who can take care of your drainage needs and more!

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