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May 30, 2024

It’s not uncommon to encounter your shower squealing or making other unusual noises. This is an indicator that something is not right, and it’s time to perform troubleshooting to establish the source of the problem. If left unrepaired, you could end up with costly problems down the road. Here are five common reasons why your shower is squealing:

Loose Shower Head

A common reason for a squealing shower is a loose connection that may result from improper installation, worn-out parts, or old age. If your shower head is approaching the end of its lifespan, it could be damaged or have worn-out parts. If your shower head is loose, water may forcefully leak out of the fixture, causing high-pitched squealing sounds. To fix this issue, try to tighten the shower head using a wrench or pliers. However, if your shower head has seen better days, consider replacing it. Shower head replacement is usually considered a DIY job for most people, but there are a few situations where calling a professional plumbing service might be a better option. For instance, if you're installing a showerhead with special features or a complex mounting system, like a sliding bar, it is advisable to call in a plumber to ensure proper installation.

Clogged Shower Head Pipe

If the problem isn’t due to a loose shower head, another possible culprit behind a squealing shower is a clogged shower head pipe. If you live in a region with hard water, mineral deposits and limescale can accumulate on the shower head pipe itself. The water flowing into the shower head will make a squealing sound as it tries to squeeze through. Try cleaning out your shower head pipe, and then see if the problem is resolved.

Faulty Diverter Valve

A diverter valve is a knob or lever that regulates whether water flows to the showerhead or the tub spout. This valve can get damaged over time and cause squealing noises when you pull or turn the knob. To determine if it is the culprit behind a squealing noise, turn the water on and toggle the diverter. If you hear a squealing sound when you activate the diverter, that means it is the problem and needs to be replaced. Get in touch with a professional plumbing repair service to help you replace the faulty diverter valve.

Blocked Shower Cartridge

A cartridge regulates both water flow and temperature within the shower valve. It is installed inside the shower valve body. This component can malfunction over time and produce whistling or squealing noises. Because it’s inside the shower valve body, unclogging or replacing this component should be left to a professional plumbing service.

The Water Pressure Is Too High

Your shower might be squealing because the water is moving through it with a strong force. Some of the common reasons for high shower water pressure include high municipal water pressure, a faulty pressure regulator, or a partially closed shut-off valve. Check the pressure regulator and the shut-off valve to see if they’re in good working order. If neither of these solutions work, call a skilled plumbing repair service to perform an inspection and provide recommendations.

Is Your Shower Squealing? Let Rooter Man Plumbing Help

If your shower is making unusual noises and you need professional help, call a professional plumber specializing in bathroom plumbing. Our team has the skills, experience, and cutting-edge tools to resolve any plumbing issues you may be experiencing.

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