The shower is one of the most-used fixtures in our home. You probably shower at least once a day, as does everyone else in your home. That adds up to a lot of use on a regular basis. And when the shower isn’t working right, it affects everyone, every single day, until it gets fixed. But what are the signs that you have to get your shower fixed?
There are three big problems that are common in a shower. Fortunately, each of these can be fixed with the help of an experienced plumber. Note that if you’re on a septic system, you will want to make sure you contact a plumber with experience with this type of system.
Here is some more information on how to tell if your shower is broken, starting with three potential problems that may be affecting you.
Showerhead keeps dripping
One of the most annoying problems that can happen in a shower is that the showerhead keeps dripping even after the water is turned off. Sometimes this will make a constant noise, resulting in a drip-drip-drip sound torturing your ears throughout what should be a quiet night.
Not only is this annoying when you’re out of the shower, but it can also cost you money. Even a small drip will add up over time, and you may see that extra water use on your utility bill. It also uses up extra water, and there’s no reason to be wasteful with water if you can avoid it.
This may be a sign of a larger problem, like too-high pressure on your shower, which would add stress on the plumbing system throughout the home if not taken care of right away.
Shower drain clogged
Aside from being annoying when you shower, if the water drains slowly from your shower, it might be a sign of a larger problem. This could mean there is a clog in the shower drain that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. If your sink or other drains are also slow, it might mean there is a bigger clog in a main line that needs the attention of a professional plumber.
Water pressure too low
Many people love the feeling of a strong, high-pressure shower. It helps wash away the dirt and grime from our bodies—not to mention effectively rinsing away the lather from soap. Even if you don’t get to enjoy that luxury, you don’t have to live with drastically low pressure. If the water in your shower is coming out in a trickle, or if it’s at all lower than normal for a stretch of time, it may be a sign of clogged or burst pipes.
If you experience any of these signs that you have to get your shower fixed, it’s important to call a plumber with the right kind of experience to handle your system. For the best professional plumbing service to fix your shower, get in touch with Alvarado Pumping Septic Service today to schedule an appointment.