Tub and Shower
Shower drains occasionally leak at the connection between the drain and the tub or shower. We find these leaks by carefully examining the area below the drain for any drips after we run the water. If it’s a bath tub, Service Pros Plumbers will fill it up to the overflow to really build up the water pressure; if someone is going to find the leak, it will be Service Pros plumbers.
Plastic shower drains occasionally leak, and these leaks are extremely difficult to find. A big stain on the ceiling below the shower will show up but leak may not be exactly there. Drains can be leaking only when actually standing in the shower, or tub, which causes the shower floor to bow just enough to make the drain connection leak. Drain leaks allow water to sneak around the outside of the drain where it’s connected to the tub or shower. This is especially common with plastic or fiberglass tubs and shower pans, since these materials flex slightly when you stand on them, often breaking the seal around the drain. These leaks can stain or destroy the ceiling below or rot floor joists. In the case of a tub set on a concrete slab, the leak will ruin flooring in the bathroom or adjoining rooms.
Signs of trouble:
- Water stains on the ceiling or joists below.
- Loose flooring near the tub or damp floors in adjoining rooms (if the tub is on a concrete slab).
Tub and Shower valves
Replacing a shower valve is much like a major surgery. The shower valve is located inside the wall behind the shower handle. Service Pros Plumbers will carefully open the wall so that the torch can be placed in the opening either to sweat out or cut out the old valve. Valves is going to have three or four pipes connected to it. If this is a shower only, you will have three copper pipes attached to it.If it is a tub/shower combination, you will have four pipes connected to it. If you’re starting to get the idea that this is a surgical procedure, you’re right. The interior walls of your shower will be covered in tile, a surround or some other material that often is hard to replace. Service Pros Plumbers will try their best to minimize the size of access made so that repair of the wall will be easier to repair. Sometimes the best course of action is to cut open the back of the wall. It’s easier to repair drywall.
Service Pros Plumbers will evaluate the area and make the best possible suggestion. Tubs and shower valves can often be repaired by replacing a cartridge. Cartridge is the internal working part of the shower valve, if the cartridge is bad, water will continually leak out the spout or you will notice a sudden loss of pressure. Service Pros Plumbers carry variety of cartridges and can repair it in short time. Contact Service Pros Plumbers today and we can help you with any Tub and Shower plumbing challenge.