Common Shower Plumbing Problems

Having a functional shower is a necessity, so if you’re looking for a company to take care of your shower installation near Deerfield, Il, look no further than our team at BMW Plumbing. The smallest misstep in shower installation can result in frustrating leaks or problems that continue to appear over time. Here are some common plumbing problems and solutions on how to fix them.

Low Water Pressure

We’ve all been there; stepping into the shower only to become quickly frustrated by the lack of water pressure. Low water pressure can be caused by limescale buildup on your shower head. As a quick fix, unscrew your shower head and soak it in white vinegar to help remove some of the built-up solvents. If grime continues to stick, try using an old toothbrush to help remove additional sediment.

Clogged Shower Drain

Soap scum and excess hair can quickly build up inside of your shower drain and cause issues. While severe clogs should be handled by our professionals, you may be able to handle less-serious clogs on your own.

Start by flushing your drain with hot water. Then, add half a cup of baking soda to the drain and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Then, add 1 cup of hot water and 1 cup of white vinegar to the drain and allow the mixture to sit for 5-10 minutes.

If you’re still having issues after this at-home remedy, we’re only a phone call away.

Inconsistent Temperatures

Loud, unexpected rattling noises coming from your pipes while you shower could be the result of hot and cold water fighting for space.

As the weather begins to cool off, many people are also quick to turn the temperature up in their showers. In the case that you adjust the valve to support this change, be careful! Many people experience unexpectedly scalding temperatures by turning their water temperatures too high.

Contact Us at BMW Plumbing, Inc. Today

From shower installation in Deerfield to helping you troubleshoot the most common shower-related plumbing issues, our team is committed to providing you with high-quality, affordable plumbing services.

Please get in touch with us today to learn more about our services.

About the Author

I’m Andy Visconi, the Operations Manager at BMW Plumbing since 1999.  When I’m not talking to our many Customers about their plumbing needs, scheduling one of our expert plumbers to a home or business or responding to plumbing emergencies, I can be found spending time with my wife Megan and two children.

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