4 Signs Your Shower Needs Repairs

4 signs your shower needs repairs

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Considering the high frequency with which your showers get utilized, they can certainly be considered critical components of your home, especially if you have one shower being used by multiple members of your family. 

In fact, outside of the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the most highly used rooms in most homes, and the shower is one of the most highly used parts of most bathrooms, which means it is absolutely crucial to keep it in working order. 

Unfortunately, because of such high use, the plumbing in bathrooms and other various elements connected to the shower tends to get a lot of wear and tear over time, necessitating important maintenance and occasional repairs. 

Without conducting these repairs as needed, your shower is likely to cease to function properly and even eventually break down completely.

If your shower suddenly stops working, not only will this pose a major inconvenience for your household, but it could also put your home at risk of developing other plumbing emergencies, such as flooding.

Obvious Signs Your Shower Requires Repairs

While the breakdown of a shower is incredibly problematic for a number of reasons, there are, fortunately, various ways that you can prevent this from happening to the showers in your home.

The most important factor in preventing such a disaster is being able to spot and recognize signs that your shower needs repairs so that you can resolve these issues before they escalate. 

If you notice any of the following signs, call a plumber as soon as possible to come fix your shower:

1. Discoloured shower water

If you notice any degree of tint or discolouration in the shower water, there is likely a problem with your shower that needs to be repaired. If the water is tinted brown, yellow, or slightly orange, this indicates the presence of rust in your pipes. 

If only a small amount of rust has broken off from a pipe and tainted your water, it probably will not be very noticeable and is not worth worrying about. However, if you are noticing heavy pigmentation in your shower water, it is usually an indication of a severely corroded pipe. 

If you notice this, the first thing you should do is run the water for a minute or two to see if it clears up. Sometimes, pipes that have not been used for a while need a little time to clear out rust and excess buildup. If the discoloured water continues to flow, however, it is best to contact a plumber and have them replace the rusted pipes connected to your shower.

2. Low water pressure

Another possible bad sign is a sudden decrease in the water pressure coming out of your shower. There can be several reasons for decreased water pressure, some of which are not a cause for concern, such as a mineral buildup or several appliances being used at once, while others can be quite serious, such as a pipe leak. 

If it is merely a mineral buildup, you should be able to see the mineral deposits blocking your showerhead. If that is the case, you can simply use some cleaning products to quickly break down this buildup. 

If no mineral buildups are visible when you inspect your shower head and the pressure issue persists even when no other appliances are using water, the issue may be deeper.

If there is a leaking pipe, you may also hear a trickling sound in the walls of your home when your shower is running. Whether you hear this sound or not, if you are unsure of the reason behind your water pressure change, you should contact a plumber to get help with repairs.

3. Slow-draining shower water

In a functioning shower, the water should drain almost immediately, and you should never notice water pooling on the shower floor. If you see water collecting by your feet during a shower, it could be a sign that the drain is clogged. This can happen for several different reasons, such as hair and other debris becoming stuck in the drain.

In many cases, it is easy to clear a clogged drain on your own using a drain snake if there is only a minor blockage. However, if the issue persists, you may have a more serious blockage on your hands and calling a professional plumber is a good idea.

4. A lack of hot water

It is natural for your shower water to start running colder when you have used up all the hot water in the tank. You will then have to wait for more water to heat up before getting hot water in the shower again. 

However, if you are using your shower for the first time in the day and are already having trouble heating up, this could indicate a problem. It may be a sign that you have sprung a leak, or there may be an issue with your hot water tank. 

Sometimes, finding the source of this temperature issue can be complicated, so it is a good idea to call a professional plumber to have them investigate. Once they assess your plumbing and find the source of the problem, they can fix it so that you can get back to enjoying relaxing hot showers again.

How Premier Plumbing Can Take Care of Any Repairs Your Shower Requires

If you notice any of the signs above, and you need a reliable and professional plumber to find the exact cause of the issue and fix it at its source, Premier Plumbing can be of assistance. 

With over 20 years of industry experience, our team of plumbing professionals is extremely familiar with all the potential shower issues, and we are well-equipped to provide comprehensive solutions to any of these problems.

As the most professional plumbing company, we understand how inconvenient dealing with such issues can be. That’s why we always provide punctual assessments and repairs so that you can get back to full use of your shower quickly. 

You can rest assured that our plumbing services will always be top-quality, as all of our employees are Red Seal certified to meet national and provincial standards.

If one of our plumbers ever makes an error, we are fully committed to taking accountability and will send someone back to your home immediately to correct any mistakes. We also never overcharge and pride ourselves on maintaining patience and kindness in all of our interactions with our valued customers. 

For more information about our approach to shower repairs, or to learn more about the extensive list of other plumbing services that we offer, call Premier Plumbing at 647-371-1407 or contact us here.

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