How Do Showers and Bathtubs Leak?
To understand how a shower or tub leaks, it’s important to know what’s inside. Showers and tubs are basically just big buckets, but they have some pretty cool features that make them work better than a bucket.
Water Leaks From Fixtures and Faucets
For example, a showerhead is basically just a valve that controls the flow of water from your hot water heater through the pipes in your wall. It also has holes in it that spray water out when you turn on the hot water. It’s connected to the rest of the plumbing system by pipes that bring water to it from underneath your house or apartment building (or even if you live in an older building) and supply cold water to help balance out the temperature of the hot water coming out of your shower head.
Tub Drain Clogs
Tubs usually have an overflow tube that connects to either a drain or something called a “vent stack” (which is just another name for drain). When you’re taking a bath or showering, this overflow tube allows extra water to go into it instead of spilling over onto your floor. If there’s too much water coming from your showerhead(s), you might see some leaking from underneath where they’re connected with pipes coming up through the floor.
Shower and Tub Replacement
Replacing a shower or bathtub can be tricky, especially if you’re not a professional. But we’ve got your back!
First, let’s talk about replacing a shower. If you’ve got a leaky old showerhead and want to upgrade to something more modern, installation is pretty simple. All you have to do is unscrew the old one, screw in the new one, and adjust it so that it faces in the right direction for optimal spraying.
If you’re replacing your entire shower unit—the frame and all—it can be a little trickier. The first thing that needs to happen is removing any tile from around the old frame (this will be done by an experienced contractor). Next comes taking out the old unit and putting in the new one. Finally, you’ll need to make sure everything lines up correctly so it looks nice after installation.
Now let’s talk about replacing a bathtub! This may be even trickier than shower replacement because tubs are usually bigger and heavier than showers. The first step is removing any tile around where your tub will go (again, this will be done by an experienced contractor). Then comes disassembling the old tub and carefully taking it out of its spot without damaging anything else in your bathroom.
Contact Us For Shower or Bathub Services Today!
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