Your shower is something you use every day, so maintenance of it is important. If you have a problem with your shower, like a leaking pipe or no hot water, Ace Hi Plumbing, Heating & Air can come and fix it for you, but to avoid frequent repairs, there are some steps you can take to keep your shower in tip-top shape. We also provide great hot water heater repair.
Clean your shower on a weekly basis with a shower scum remover to prevent build up. Especially if you have longer hair, outfit your drain with a hair catcher to prevent clogging the drain, and clear it regularly.
Additionally, mineral deposits build up in your shower head, slowing water flow. To prevent this, clean your shower head any time the water pressure seems to be lower. You can do this by attaching a plastic bag filled with vinegar to it and soaking it for 24 hours. The vinegar will erode the mineral build up, and your shower will be ready to use right away.
Finally, the caulk of your shower is the key to avoiding water damage from your shower. Check regularly to be sure there are no cracks. If there appears to be cracking or the caulk is pulling away from the seams, it is possible to fix it yourself; they sell the proper caulk and applicators at home improvement stores. The key to caulking a shower is to remove the damaged caulk first, and then use the new caulk to create a tight seal. Also, let it dry for 24 hours before using the shower or tub.
Proper shower maintenance is simple, as long as you know what you’re doing. For the more challenging drain clogs, water leaks and hot water heather repair issues, call Ace Hi Plumbing, and we can take care of it.