5 SIMPLE STEPS TO REPAIR LEAKING SHOWER FAUCETS.
One of the main signs of annoying bathrooms is a leaky shower tap or shower head. In addition to making the occasional frustrating noise, these defective accessories can add to your electricity bills by wasting water and heat.
Unfortunately, the problem of accessory leakage doesn't stop there. Prolonged dripping of the attached shower valve can turn your bathroom wall into a place for mold or mildew to grow.
You can avoid these problems by replacing your old faucet with a new one. In addition, this simple task will allow you to lighten up the whole look of the bathroom.
Here are some steps you can take to repair a leaking shower faucet unassisted. But first, let's find out what is causing the drip compound.
Why is our shower faucet leaking?
If water drips or drips from the shower mixer tap, the shower faucet (valve) is problematic. In most cases, internal seals are worn or parts are corroded or clogged with hard water. The rubber o-rings and seals that seal the connections between moving metal parts wear out over time and with use.
Before knowing how to fix a shower faucet drip, you should know that this drip is caused by a faulty shower drip or valve. These internal parts can be damaged or blocked by a mineral build-up. They can also have old and worn parts.
Because there are different forms of accessory sales, there is no one-size-fits-all way to fix a failed faucet. In order not to disturb you, in this article we are going to show you the important steps to repair different types of shower faucet leaking.
How to fix a leaking faucet with two showers?
Fastening a compression shower faucet involves disassembling the unit and replacing any broken seals. It is important to turn off the water supply to the shower, protect the surface of the bathtub or shower base, and cover the drainpipe. Purchase a faucet washer kit so you have the replacement o-rings and seals you need on hand.
First, feel the water coming out of the bathtub or shower head. When the temperature is high, you know the hot water valve is leaking. If the water has been dripping for a while and it's cold, the leak may be from the cold water valve.
1. First remove the tap handle. The method for doing this depends on the design of the faucet. Fittings of an older or simple design usually have bare screws or locking screws on the side at the front and in the middle. A new, more decorative tap model hides the screws under the lid. To use these you will need to open the cover to reveal the screws. If your faucet handle is a cover and there is no obvious way to remove it, use a very thin screwdriver or knife to open it. Be careful not to scratch the surface or damage the material.
2. Loosen the set screw with a screwdriver after removing the cover and turn it counterclockwise. Remove and set aside. Then pivot and pull the handle to pull it out of the faucet body. This can be difficult.
3. After removing the handle, remove the decorative part and the sleeve that is on the faucet rod. As shown in the video, you will need a deep plumber socket to pull the faucet stem out of the valve body (you can buy a cheap kit online). Place it on the valve stem hex nut and turn it counterclockwise to loosen the assembly. First, you may need to use a lot of force to get it out of the way. Unscrew the cock rod and pull it out of the valve body.
4. Reinstall all faucet washers, o-rings, gaskets, and washers at the end of the stem (remove the screws to replace the washers).
5. Follow the reverse steps to replace the valve stem in the valve body. Before inserting them, grease the threads with the plumber's grease. Tighten it into the valve body. Temporarily open the handle again, turn on the water supply, and test the valve. Then complete the assembly. Finally, the trim was sealed to the wall with a tub mortar.