Shower Valve Replacement and Repair
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How to Determine if Your Shower Valve is Bad
If your shower valve is bad, you may experience one or all of these things:
- When you use the handle to turn the shower on, it grinds.
- The shower doesn’t turn on at all.
- The water trickles and does not come out.
- It doesn’t mix hot and cold water together correctly.
- No hot water.
What is a Shower Valve?
When you hear people talking about a leaky shower valve, it may be difficult to understand what they are talking about. A shower valve can be a:
Pressure balancing valve
This is the most common type of temperature control valve in the shower. The valve maintains the temperature of the water by ensuring that the hot water to cold water ratio stays constant.
The valve uses a piston or diaphragm with ball-bearings that responds to changes in the pressure of hot and cold water. Even when pressure fluctuates, the valve will restrict the flow of water so that you don’t get sudden bursts of hot or cold water in the shower.
This valve controls the water temperature to a preset temperature. It makes it so that you can turn the shower on and wait for the water to reach your desired temperature without messing with the taps for a temperature-controlled shower.
Diverter valves/Transfer valves
These valves change the flow of your water. With a diverter, you can divert water into one direction, running water from either the showerhead or the bath faucet, for example. A transfer valve allows you to run water from multiple outlets at once, like hand-held showers.
When Do You Need to Repair or Replace Your Shower valve?
You should replace your shower valve when it leaks because this might mean that the water is leaking behind the wall where you can’t see, doing a lot of damage to your bathroom walls.
Slow to React
If your shower used to be great, but now the water temperature changes each time a toilet is flushed somewhere in the house, you will most likely need to replace your shower valve.
Having a preset and controlled temperature will save you time because you won’t have to fiddle around with water temperature to find the right one before entering your shower. Having a preset shower temperature can also be beneficial for children or the elderly.
Alpine Plumbing Shower Valve Replacement and Repair
Our team of experienced plumbers can provide you with all types of shower valve repair and replacement services from residential to commercial properties. We make sure you’re property is protected, and family is safe as we complete your shower valve project. Don’t let leaks destroy your bathroom walls. This will require extensive and costly repair.
Instead, call the plumbers at Alpine Plumbing! We’ll be able to detect, analyze, and repair or replace your shower valve so that you can experience better pressure, less leaking, and temperature control. Never again will the flush of a toilet in another part of the house ruin your shower.