Leaky Showerhead? Here Are 5 Potential Causes

At The Plumbing Company, based in Riverside, CA, we understand the annoyance and inconvenience of a leaky showerhead. Not only can it lead to increased water bills, but it can also be symptomatic of underlying plumbing issues. Here are five common reasons why your showerhead might be leaking and how our expert services can help resolve these issues effectively.

1. Worn Out Washer or O-Ring

The most common cause of a leaky showerhead is a worn-out washer or O-ring. These components can degrade over time due to regular wear and tear or exposure to hard water, resulting in a poor seal and subsequent dripping.

Solution: Replacing the washer or O-ring is typically a simple fix that can be done with basic tools. If you prefer professional help to ensure the job is done right, contact us for quick and efficient service.

2. Clogged Showerhead Nozzles

Mineral deposits from hard water can build up in the nozzles of your showerhead, causing blockages that lead to leaking.

Solution: Soaking the showerhead in a vinegar solution can help dissolve these mineral deposits. If the problem persists, it might be time to replace the showerhead with one that is more resistant to hard water.

3. High Water Pressure

Excessive water pressure can put undue stress on your plumbing fixtures, including showerheads, causing leaks.

Solution: It’s advisable to have a professional check your home’s water pressure and adjust it if necessary. Our team can install a pressure regulator to maintain a safe level of water pressure throughout your home. Check out our repair solutions.

4. Incorrect Installation

If your showerhead or its components were not installed correctly, it might not only cause leaks but also lead to more significant plumbing issues later.

Solution: Our licensed plumbers can re-install or adjust your showerhead properly, ensuring it functions correctly without any leaks. Learn more about us.

5. Deteriorating Plumbing Infrastructure

Old or corroding pipes may lead to multiple plumbing issues, including at your fixtures like showerheads.

Solution: We provide comprehensive plumbing assessments and repairs. If we discover that pipe deterioration is the cause, we may recommend partial or complete pipe replacement to prevent future leaks and possible water damage. Learn more about our drain repair services.

Why Choose The Plumbing Company?

At The Plumbing Company, we are dedicated to solving your plumbing problems with expertise and efficiency. We pride ourselves on:

  • Professional Team: Our team is highly skilled, with years of experience in handling all kinds of plumbing repairs, installations, and maintenance.
  • Timely and Efficient Services: We respect your time and aim to resolve issues quickly to restore your home’s functionality.
  • Commitment to Quality: Using only the best materials and latest techniques, we ensure that our repairs last, giving you value for your money.


A leaky showerhead can be more than just a minor annoyance; it can also signify potential plumbing emergencies. Don’t let small issues turn into big ones. Visit our
blog for more useful tips, or contact us directly to schedule a repair. At The Plumbing Company, your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities.

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