Do-it-Yourself Bathroom Shower Repairs
So the shower in your bathroom isn’t working the way it should, and your kids think the world is coming to an end. Now is not the time to panic. It’s time for a cool head, a keen mind, and a little bit of shower repair know-how in order to get this necessary feature within your home up and running again. Many of the repairs can be done without calling in a professional plumber, and all it will cost you is the price of the parts you may need and a little bit of your time.
If your shower head is leaking, that’s a sign that the gaskets and seals need replacing. While you’re at it, it’s best to do them all at the same time, because if one goes bad, it won’t be long until others are showing their age, too. You won’t have a lot of expensive equipment to buy for this project, either. You will need the different gaskets and seals. If you take the faucet apart prior to heading to the home improvement store for replacements, you’ll know exactly what you need. Other than that you will need caulking, a screwdriver, and a crescent wrench. Before you reassemble the faucet, clean everything out so that it’s as good as new.
Another simple shower repair comes when one of your glass doors gets out of alignment. Most glass door systems have two doors sliding on separate tracks. Once in awhile, however, one of the doors may slip out of it’s own track and into the one being used by the other door. This will mean that you won’t be able to open the doors. If this happens in your shower, try taking a block of wood and gently tapping the door back into place. It also may be possible to just lift the door and slide it back into its own track.
As a swinging shower door ages, it’s possible for the door sweep that keeps water from escaping at the bottom of the door to get dry, crack, and spring leaks.. Replacing the sweep isn’t a difficult project at all. Prop the door open and remove the old sweep. It may just pull out, or you may have to remove some screws. Take the old sweep with you when you go to buy a new one so that you can get one just like it. When you take the new one home, reinstall it by using the opposite procedure you used when you took it apart.