How to Repair a Leaky Shower Head

Tips on how you can fix a leaky shower head.
by

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.

Caution:

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

 


0
0

Add your comment

by Anonymous - Already have an account? Login now!
Your Name:  

Comment:  
Enter the text you see in the image below
What do you see?
Can't read the image? View a new one.
Your comment will appear after being approved.

Related Posts


If you want your water heater to last for years to come, then you will want to make sure that your water heater gets flushed every 12 to 36 months based on the source of its water and on its model. Here the steps that will help guide you on how to...  more »

If you don’t want to pay too much money for having your frozen water pipes fixed and be greatly inconvenienced, then follow the steps below to keep your water pipes in tip top shape. 1.) Make sure that you keep your water pipes completely dry by...  more »

So you are finally ready to replace that old leaky bathroom faucet. Learn the steps involved in replacing an old faucet with a new one.  more »

After 3+ years after moving into my house, I had yet to replace the Refrigerator/ Ice Water Filter. Although, I knew I was supposed to change it out every 6 to 12 months (and by this time it was really in need of being replaced), it's something I never...  more »