How Do I Repair a Shower Fixture?

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Common problems to repair on a shower fixture include lime buildup that reduces water flow. Repair your shower fixture with the help of a professional contractor in this free video.

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Hello, my name is Joshua Clement with Lighty contractors. And today, we'll be discussing how to repair a shower fixture. We're going to be discussing shower fixtures. The most common problem with shower fixtures is the calcium or lime buildup around the outside, preventing the water from having a nice, steady stream come out of it. A simple fix. For this job, you're going to need a pair of pliers, a dish, and a rag, some plumber or Teflon tape, and some vinegar. First thing you're going to do, is go ahead and remove this shower fixture by using your pair of pliers, and twist. The next step, is to take your vinegar, and pour your vinegar into the dish. Now, put the shower head into the vinegar dish. Now, you might want to go ahead and swirl it around in the dish, to make sure that the vinegar gets throughout the whole thing. You might want to wait a couple hours to make sure that everything is cleaned off. Now, go ahead and remove the vinegar-soaked shower fixture. You might want to go ahead and put a little bit of scrubbing on it. You want to make sure that you scrub really well around the holes where the water actually comes out. That way, it doesn't give a funny stream. Take the Teflon tape or plumber's tape, and tape the threads of the pipe here, where you're going to be putting the shower fixture back on to. Place the plumber's tape on the thread, and wrap it clockwise around the threads, until they are thoroughly covered. Take your shower fixture, and place it back on the threads. With your pliers, apply a little bit of pressure to finish tightening. And, that's it. I'm Josh with Lighty contractors, and that's how you repair a shower fixture.


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