Do You Have A Shower Leak?

Is your shower head leaking even when the faucet is in the off position? Or is the leak coming from the drain, piping, or grout? Click the button below to learn more about how we can help you identify the source of the leak!

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What is a Shower Leak?

A shower leak occurs when water leaks from the shower water pipes, drain pipes, or the drain pan/tile base. Shower leaks can also occur from the shower drain, the grout, shower base grout, the water piping, or the valves.

The most common shower leak call we receive involves a leaking shower head when the shower faucet is turned off. 

What Causes a Shower Leak?

Corrosion in pipes or plumbing fixtures

Over time, the pipes connecting to the showerhead will wear out and/or corrode. If not maintained or replaced, these pipes become weak and therefore more prone to leaks.

Broken water seal

A water seal is a gasket that acts as a barrier between the shower and tub. The water seal is located on the floor of your shower stall and prevents leaks. The seal can break as a result of excessive use or age and create leaks.

Worn-out cartridge

If the showerhead is leaking, it could be a result of a worn-out cartridge or stem within the shower faucet. A worn-out cartridge or stem could prevent the shower valve from shutting off fully. A cartridge wears down because of mineral build-up.

Build up

A shower drainage leak can happen because of built-up sediments, hair, and other materials that prevent water from escaping and can cause drain pan overflow.

Rescue Plumbing

If you’ve found that your shower is leaking, don’t panic. People frequently call us out to their homes to fix a shower leak.

The source of the leak could be as simple as a clogged drain or an improperly installed sealing gasket.

For the most common types of leaks (including those caused by mold and corrosion), Rescue Plumbing can help you find quick solutions with minimal disruption to your bathroom space.

Our plumbers will come out for a free onsite estimate before beginning any work to ensure accuracy and efficiency.

Our customers are always satisfied by our efficient and professional work! So, when it comes to plumbing services that operate in Chicagoland, few are better!

Is your shower leak driving you crazy? Call us today at (773) 799-8848 and let’s chat about how we can fix it fast!

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A shower leak occurs when water leaks from the shower water pipes, drain pipes, or the drain pan/tile base. Shower leaks can also occur from the shower drain, the grout, shower base grout, the water piping, or the valves.

Corrosion in pipes or plumbing fixtures; a broken water seal; a worn-out cartridge or stem or the build-up sediments, hair, and other materials.

The most common shower leak call we receive involves a leaking shower head when the shower faucet is turned off. 

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