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We Can Handle Any Size Leak In Your Avon Home

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded Floor From Water Leak You can reach out to our SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley team at (860) 675-4500.

Reinstalling Leaking Shower Head In Your Avon Home

Identifying the source of water loss in your Avon home is critical to prevent widespread damages and structural degradation. Leaks, for example, can often begin as small and manageable situations. If allowed to persist, these conditions can worsen to the point of complete plumbing separation, other breaches in more inaccessible areas like inside the walls, or other detrimental circumstances. Because of specific mineral content found in the water supply, your shower head can become susceptible to scale and erosion.

The failure of your shower fixture and the subsequent water damage in your Avon home rarely happens quickly. Often this is a problem that begins with throttling of the water flow through the showerhead or a small drip from the fitting that connects the head to the supply pipe. Often homeowners overlook these worsening conditions until it is too late. While our SERVPRO team is always available for unexpected water loss emergencies, there are ways that you can work to prevent these circumstances before it reaches that point.

Replacing your showerhead might be enough to relieve some of the pressure building up around the fittings when throttling takes place. There are many heads that you can choose from, but ideally, if mineral deposits continue to be an issue for your fixtures, you might consider one that is easier to clean. Having direct access to all of the openings can help you clean the head more thoroughly and increase its life in your house.

Installing this new fixture might seem complicated, but it can usually get done in a matter of a few simple steps.

    •    Shut off the water supply to the bathroom.
    •    With the use of a pipe wrench, remove the old head and fittings (unless the new shower head does not come with new threaded connections.)
    •    Clean off any debris or grime from the supply pipe threads and dry it
    •    Apply Teflon tape (Plumber’s Tape) around the threads.
    •    Using a pipe wrench, install the new fixture at this junction.

You do not need to be a professional plumber to install a new showerhead, and doing so can help you to reduce the risks of leaks that can prove costly to repair and restore.

No matter what help you need, from water damage restoration to help with the fixture installation, you can reach out to our SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley team at (860) 675-4500.

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