One of the key elements of a home is the shower. A great shower can leave you feeling refreshed, while a weak or broken shower can force you to start your day in a stressful way. From leaky pipes and dripping faucets to pooling water and cracked walls, a shower in disrepair can be upsetting. A-1 American offers shower replacement and repair to include structure, piping, clogged drains and new water pipework.
Shower Faucet Repair
In some cases, there may be problems with your existing shower’s plumbing. You might not need a full shower replacement, but the faucet and spigot could be problematic. Is there a waterfall in your shower stall after you’ve turned off the water faucet? Shower leaks are typically bigger than a dripping sink. If your shower head is losing one drop per minute, that’s nearly 50 gallons of water a week! We can fix that. We can also fix your shower drain if you feel like you’re standing in a puddle or even a lake every time you take a shower.
Call A-1 American if you need shower faucet repair. Our plumbers can fix a wide range of pipe, drain, faucet and spigot issues to include:
- Wet spots on the ceiling below the tub or shower
- Dripping shower head
- Broken shower head or control panel
- No hot water
- Slow bathtub or shower drain
- Shower leak behind a wall
- Worn fittings and washers
- Leaking bathtub faucet
- No running water
- Burst or cracked pipes
- Spinning tub or shower faucet handles
Bath and Shower Replacement Services
When you’re having serious shower or bathtub plumbing issues, you may decide it’s time to replace the entire unit. Your issues may involve cracked tiles, holes in the walls or flooring, a damaged structure or burst water pipes, to name a few. Choosing shower replacement may seem like a daunting idea, but it’s usually for the best. With that being said, let us break down a few shower replacement ideas that are available.
This is one of the most common types of showers that you see in homes. The bathtub and shower are combined into one combined unit. This shower style is ideal for bathrooms with small areas. The basic concept is to use a typical bathtub set-up and add a shower portion which uses the existing bathtub drain. This shower replacement type is generally available in porcelain and acrylic.
Bathtub and Shower
While this is a more luxurious option for homeowner, it’s the more expensive of the options. A separate bathtub and shower replacement often requires additional piping, even when the shower and bathtub are side by side on the same wall. This requires removing the flooring or wall structure for the piping to be installed. All flooring and walls are reinstalled. This type of shower replacement service requires much more space. However, if cost isn’t really an issue, then this is a great choice to make. This allows homeowners the option of taking a shower when necessary, or being able to relax in a nice luxurious bath when more time is available.
The obvious choice for small bathrooms or people on-the-go is a single shower stall. Standalone showers are typically made with a frameless glass shower enclosure, which adds a very artistic look to the bathroom layout. This shower style is more expensive than the bathtub-shower combo, but will definitely cost less than the separated bathtub and shower concept. Standalone shower replacement will generally not require any additional plumbing, but more creative ideas such as new tile or faucets. It requires a contractor to install artistic architecture for the desired effect.
Catering to the homeowner with a penchant for a touch of elegance in relaxation, the standalone bathtub adds a luxurious atmosphere to the bathroom. This form of shower replacement includes whirlpools and claw-foot tubs, which create a spa-like atmosphere. Standalone bathtubs are typically only ideal if another shower is located in the household. Pricing can vary depending on exact models, and additional plumbing may be required depending on the location of the faucets. Also, tiling can be added for more appeal.
If your shower is leaking behind the walls, dripping like a waterfall or pooling like a lake, call A-1 American. Our professional plumbers can remedy the problem. Use our convenient contact form or, if it’s an emergency, call 757-324-5340 on the Southside or 757-595-9900 on the Peninsula.