How to Repair a Leaky Shower Head

Tips on how you can fix a leaky shower head.

If you don’t know how to repair a leaking shower head, then just follow the steps below for you to be properly guided in fixing your equipment.

1.) Remove the shower head’s screws with the use of a screwdriver or a wrench.

2.) Get the shower head’s rubber gasket and check it. Replace it if it leaves some dark mark on your hands.

3.) For you to be able to get the right size, use the old ring and compare it with the one that you intend to buy.

4.) Put the new gasket into the shower head. Push it if you must and be certain that it lays flat inside the equipment.

5.) Use a Teflon tape in wrapping the pipe’s threads. The direction of the tape must be the same with that of the threads.

6.) Once you are already satisfied with what you have done, then don’t forget to cut the tape.

7.) Put the shower head into its original position with the use of a thread and turn the shower head until it is securely in place.

8.) Now, it’s time for you to turn on the water switch. If the shower head doesn’t leak anymore, then you congratulate yourself for a job well done.

9.) However, if your shower head continues leak, then you would have to take off the screws again and put them back once more into the shower head.

10.) Do step no. 8 one more time. Don’t lose your patience with your shower head especially if you are not an expert in repairing shower equipments.

11.) If your shower head still has tiny leaks, then use a wrench in turning the head one half further. Don’t turn the head excessively for it might damage the threads.

12.) Do step no. 8 once again. You would just have to do this step repeatedly until your shower head doesn’t leak anymore.

13.) If your shower head still has a leak, then go back to step no. 5 and round the Teflon tape a little bit thicker and tighter this time around.

Additional Tip:

If you can’t take your shower head apart, then have a full shower arm replacement.


Don’t go beyond two wraps of tape.Avoid creating more damage to your shower head by excessively tightening its joint.



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