Warm showers help you start off your morning and settle in for the night. Unfortunately, if the showerhead isn’t working properly, your bathing experience may be less comfortable. Luckily, a plumber can easily replace the fixture to restore the shower’s functionality. Here are a few signs it’s time to call a professional.
How to Know If Your Showerhead Needs Replacement
1. Fluctuating Water Pressure
While many showerheads have adjustable settings that allow you to switch the spray pattern or pressure, a damaged model may experience fluctuations even when you don’t make adjustments.
You may notice significant swings in water pressure while bathing, with the flow seeming weaker for a while before becoming strong. These issues can occur when the internal valves are corroded or broken.
Hard water deposits can clog the jets, strangling the flow. You may notice that some of the jets don’t spray, or that others have stronger flow because there are fewer open channels.
Clean the showerhead with a descaling cleaner to remove limescale clogs. If this doesn’t work, the inner components of the fixture may be affected.
Showerheads contain valves and washer rings that hold water back when the fixture is off. If the jets tend to drip or leak when you aren’t using the shower, your water usage and utility costs might spike. Dripping can also promote mold and mildew growth as it doesn’t allow the area to dry out properly.
While it’s normal for a showerhead to drip a little right after you turn it off, constant dripping indicates worn components.
If you need to have a new showerhead installed, the plumbers at Norblom Plumbing will help. They’ve offered high-quality services in the Twin Cities since 1923 and get the job done right the first time around. Their certified professionals don’t consider the job complete unless you’re 100 percent satisfied with their work. Visit their website to learn more about their plumbing services, or call (612) 827-4033 to schedule an appointment.