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“The Canberra Plumbing & Drains team were fantastic to deal with. They were engaging and responsive from the initial call. My hot water unit was on its last legs and with a family of five I was keen to have it replaced. I had a technician visit the same day to inspect the unit and reassure me it wouldn’t burst!!! I then had a replacement unit installed the following day. The team were professional, they explained the options that were available and that would suit my family needs and they installed the unit without fuss. Best customer service I have received during my first 12 months in Canberra – highly recommend them.”
Sean, Garran

Expert Solutions for Leaking Showers

Leaking showerheads are repairable with only the slightest interruption to your home. It’s important to act fast, though, as it may seem like only an annoying leak that needs a fresh seal, but the issue can often be more severe than it first appears. Without entire shower repairs Canberra residents can depend on, the problem can escalate and your bathroom will experience ongoing water damage.

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COMMON Signs You Need Shower Repair

As your shower and wider bathroom ages, they will inevitably go through some wear and tear. The following six signs could mean you need a licensed plumber to take a look at your shower:

  • Low water pressure
  • Dripping shower head
  • Discoloured water
  • Noisy pipes
  • Slow drainage
  • Hot water runs out quickly
  • Presence of mildew and mould
  • High water bill
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      We Fix Leaking Showers

      We are a highly recommended plumbing service that handles all Canberra shower repairs, from leakages to blocked drains. No job is too big or small for our professional, local and reliable team. When you contact us, we will find the right solution for your leakages by using specialist tools and equipment that gets your shower back up and running, so you can enjoy a nice hot shower after a long day at work or with the kids.

      Is your SHOWER showing signs of failure?

      If you have a leaking shower emergency in Canberra, give our crew a call at (02) 6288 9929, and we will send someone right out to you!

      For all bathroom plumbing concerns, including a leaking shower, give us a call, and we will schedule an appointment to get out to you ASAP. We quickly respond to your enquiry and will turn up when we say we will.

      Upon arrival at your home, our plumber will look at your issue, explain what repair is needed, give you a quote and then get on with the job. Our technicians will repair your emergency plumbing issue using quality tools, products and the highest level of workmanship.


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      Common Reasons for Damaged or Leaking Showers

      Aside from aging, showers leak or become damaged for many reasons, including inadequate waterproofing, cracked pipes or poor tile work. The most common issues we see when needing to fix leaking showers include the following:

      1. Worn Parts

      As your shower ages, parts start to wear out, compromising your system. The result is that your showerhead, valves and shower hose lose functionality and start leaking. We will replace and update parts so your shower continues to work as intended.

      2. Broken Pipes

      Whatever your plumbing issue, we aim for smooth water flow. If they’re damaged or installed incorrectly, pressure on the pipes can cause drain pipes to leak. This type of repair needs more than a penetrative sealant and is likely to require replacement because it will affect the main water supply. 

      3. No Water

      For some, shower time is an oasis, so jumping in and realising you have no water is a fairly significant inconvenience. When you’re experiencing this issue in your bathroom, it is likely caused by a damaged valve or sediment accumulation in the pipes, preventing proper water flow. 

      4. Blocked Drains

      If your shower doesn’t receive regular drain cleaning, you’re likely to experience blocked drains that will cause a build-up in your shower and potentially overflow into other areas of your home. 

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      How OUR Plumbers Fix Leaking Showers

      Plumbers use a range of techniques in your bathroom to repair leaking showers. These services include:

      • Repair leaking shower heads and taps: When we visit our customers’ properties for plumbing concerns, the process includes using a range of tools and equipment to replace malfunctioning valves, worn washers and unclog drains.
      • Leaking shower taps: We replace the perishable components of your tapware.
      • Show base leaks: Our services include identifying if your shower recess is leaking and appropriately diagnosing this.

      Are you looking for a reliable professional to visit your Canberra property and complete shower repairs? Canberra Plumbing and Drains are solution-based plumbers who ensure every effort goes towards completing each job with quality finishes. Request a quote, and we will ensure your bathroom is functional for the whole family.

      Why is my shower leaking from the base?

      The shower base may leak because of weakened or cracked tiling and grout. It occurs because of house movement, especially during a change of seasons and normal wear and tear of the grout in your tiles. These issues need immediate repair because continued leaking causes damage to the waterproofing membrane, which can have a flow-on effect on other surfaces in your home. If the issue increases, it ends up costing you a lot of money.

      How can I tell where my shower leak is coming from?

      There are several ways to detect where your water leak is coming from:

      • Spray water into your shower recess, and if water starts leaking outside of the glass enclosure, yet there are no visible cracks, you may need a shower recess repair
      • If you have broken tiles or grout
      • If the water doesn’t completely drain from the recess.

      If you suspect you have a leak and none of these checks reveals anything, our plumbing technicians can inspect your property using specialised equipment and provide a detailed report.

      Can a shower base be resealed?

      When you need plumbing repairs in Canberra, it doesn’t always mean a complete replacement of your shower. The process may only need a professional to re-seal the recess, saving you money on a complete replacement and providing a long-term solution without further work.

        Help! I think there’s a leak behind my shower wall.

        If you suspect a leak behind your bathroom wall, enlisting the services of a professional plumbing crew is essential. In the early stages, you’re unlikely to notice any damage, but after time water stains and mould are likely to make themselves known on the walls. If the leak is on a second story, you may notice discolouration on the ceiling on the floor below your wet room.

        Our plumbers will need to use specialist tools on your walls to locate the leak and fix it accordingly. Without intervention, it can cause structural damage and see your water bills cost more than usual.

          Why is my shower leaking through the ceiling?

          There are several reasons why your bathroom shower is leaking through the ceiling. It can be anything from damaged washers or o-rings and when your drains are blocked. We highly recommend contacting a plumber when you notice water damage to your home because it can compromise the quality and integrity of its structure.

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