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Tub and Shower Valve Replacement in Columbia

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Cartridges are one of many common types of faucets and are often found in showers. This type of shower uses holes in order to regulate the flow of water from your shower head or faucet. If the cartridge wears out, then your shower valve will not function the way that it is supposed to and will ultimately lead to the need for shower valve replacement once they begin breaking, corroding, or experience dry-rot. If you suspect that you are experiencing issues with your shower or tub valve, give us a call at Plumbing Solutions, LLC today.

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How to Tell if Your Shower Cartridge Has Gone Bad:

  • Water drips or runs when you turn off your shower
  • The shower handle is difficult to turn and worsens over time
  • The shower handle gets stuck and doesn’t turn on the water
  • You aren’t getting any hot water from your shower
  • You aren’t getting any water at all from your shower

What Causes a Tub or Shower Valve to Leak?

The shower valve is the part that controls water flow into your tub or shower. It’s best to have this replaced if you are having problems with it, but there are some other things that can cause a leaky shower valve.

One of the most common causes for leaks is that the cartridge in the handle has gone bad and needs replacing. This will require removing two screws on top of the panel to remove the old cartridge and tighten the new one in its place

Additionally, if the valve is installed incorrectly, it will cause water leakage over time. This can usually be fixed with a simple adjustment.

How Often Should Your Tub and Shower Valve Be Replaced?

Shower valves are generally replaced every five to seven years, but this can vary depending on the type of valve and how often it’s used. If you have a hard time remembering when your shower valve was last replaced, there are a few signs that indicate it may be time for a new one:

  • Rust or corrosion around the handle
  • Mildew or mold build-up around the valve
  • Water leakage from the valve

If any of these problems sound familiar, give us a call! We would be happy to help replace your old shower valve with a new one that will last for years to come.

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Tips for Keeping Your Tub and Shower Valve Clean

A great way to help your tub and shower valve last — and to keep your water pressure — is to clean it. Here are some tips to help you keep it clean:

    • Use a soft cloth or sponge when cleaning the valve.
    • Do not use any harsh chemicals, as these can damage the finish on the valve.
    • Make sure to rinse off all of the soap and/or cleaner residue after cleaning.


If you think it's time to replace your tub or shower valve, get the best plumbing services when you choose Plumbing Solutions, LLC.

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Schedule Shower and Tub Valve Replacement With Plumbing Solutions, LLC

If you are experiencing any of these issues with your shower or tub valve, Plumbing Solutions, LLC has the tools and expertise to solve it quickly and efficiently. Whether you need a simple part repair or replacement or need more extensive plumbing services, our team stands behind the quality of our work and will never make you pay more than you need to. Give our Columbia plumbing team a call today.