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Solved! What to Do About a Leaking Shower Head

By Jakemontgomery @LTDOnlineStores
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Mostly everyone who has ever had a shower has dealt with a leaking shower head. Dealing with it as soon as you become aware of it is imperative. This issue can actually be solved without consulting a plumber. Soaking the shower head in vinegar is one way to fix it. Another thing you can do is check the worn seal.

Key Takeaways:

  • Compression faucets have two different handles: one hot and one cold.
  • If you have a compression-style shower that leaks when turned off, the problem could be a worn washer in the assembly.
  • First, determine which handle, hot or cold, is causing the leak by feeling the temperature of the dripping water.

“Washers and O-rings form watertight seals between connections on a shower head, but they can harden or split over time, which allows water to leak out. This type of leak is especially common in shower heads with swivel connections, which have a seal behind the swivel assembly.”


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